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Idaho State Representative District 9B

Idaho House of Representatives members serve a 2-year term and are responsible for translating the public will into public policy for the state, levying taxes, appropriating public funds, and overseeing the administration of state agencies. These responsibilities are carried out through the legislative process — laws passed by elected representatives of the people, legislators.

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    Judy Boyle

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    Jody Keeler

Biographical Information

1. What do you hope to accomplish if elected?

2. What experience has prepared you for this office?

3. What do you see as the most significant challenges Idaho faces that you might be able to address in this position?

4. Would you support legislation to remove criminal liability for physicians and pregnant women experiencing life threatening pregnancy complications and allow for medical and family decisions regarding continuation of that pregnancy. Please explain your response.

5. What else would you like to tell the voters?

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I aim to oppose bills such as HB 743, which divert public funds from education to private schools. Support for Low-Income Children: I am committed to tackling food insecurities among low-income children by advocating for federal funding that the majority party has rejected. Advocacy for Women's Reproductive Health Rights: I am committed to advocating for clearer legislation to protect women's reproductive health rights, particularly concerning pregnancy complications, and clarity for Doctors to practice medicine without fear of criminal felony. Agriculture: I acknowledge Idaho's farming community as vital to our economy and rural well-being, supporting and promoting policies that strengthen and empower our farmer's prosperity.
With 48 years as a blue-collar worker, I've navigated the challenges faced by working-class individuals, from flipping burgers to driving dump trucks. My volunteer work as an EMT and with the Red Cross has shown me the importance of healthcare access and community resilience. Active in the Washington County Democratic Party, I've advocated for policies uplifting working families. As a caregiver for my mother and brother, I've learned compassion and responsibility firsthand. With this diverse background, I'm qualified to represent our community. If elected, I'll address pressing issues for working families, improve access to services, and fight for equity.
As a candidate for the House of Representatives, I am deeply committed to protecting public education funding in Idaho. Despite repeated rejections from citizens, bills like HB 743, which seeks to divert $60 million of public tax money to fund private schools continue to threaten our K-12 education system. Rural schools, already facing challenges, would be disproportionately affected by these schemes. I am dedicated to opposing such bills and ensuring that our education system receives the support it needs to thrive."
Removing criminal liability is essential to empower medical professionals and families to make decisions based on individual circumstances, without the looming threat of legal repercussions. It's imperative to ensure the safety and autonomy of pregnant women by providing access to medical care without undue legal burdens. I advocate for codifying Roe v. Wade to protect women's reproductive rights and guarantee access to safe and legal healthcare options. Implementing clear legislation will provide certainty and support to healthcare providers and pregnant women, ultimately improving maternal healthcare outcomes in Idaho.
The majority party rejected $16 million in federal funding to support low-income children's meals this summer, despite the pressing need. This decision contradicts the kindness and generosity of our communities and exacerbates food insecurities in rural areas. At present, a significant number of children finish their last meal at school on Friday and then go without eating until they arrive back on Monday. This summer program is designed to ensure children have proper nutrition, as children don't choose to go hungry. We must address these food insecurities and prioritize the well-being of our children.