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Idaho State Representative District 30B

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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    Breane Buckingham
    (Dem)

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    Ben Fuhriman
    (Rep)

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    Julianne Young
    (Rep)

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.

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Campaign Phone 208-821-7227
I am committed to restoring harmony and pragmatic decision-making within the legislature. My aim is to foster constructive dialogues that lead to effective solutions for our pressing water concerns. Additionally, I aspire to contribute positively to tax reform deliberations, advocating for a more fair and intelligent tax framework that benefits all. It's essential to focus on addressing genuine challenges rather than chasing after unnecessary solutions.
As a Certified Financial Planner with close to 15 years of experience in the finance and insurance industries, I possess a deep understanding of working with clients from various backgrounds and perspectives. My track record speaks to my ability to effectively navigate different viewpoints and achieve results. Furthermore, my tenure as Precinct Committeeman since 2022 and my leadership roles within the County Central Committee have allowed me to cultivate valuable connections over the years. I am confident that the relationships I've cultivated over the years will be instrumental in representing our district and state effectively at the Capitol.
Idaho's major challenges are water management, crime, the illegal flow of drugs like fentanyl due to a broken border policy, and economic stability. Water is a complicated issue and needs to be address with numerous solutions. But the most important thing is getting the right people to the table to work together for fair and mutually beneficial solutions. We need to continue to send our state police to the border for training, so they are better equipped to protect us from the flow of illegal drugs. And our economy needs some creative solutions to not just lower taxes but make our tax system smarter and more effective. By focusing on real issues, I can help build a stronger, safer, and more prosperous Idaho.
I have a client whose daughter-in-law faced a heartbreaking situation when one of her twins became nonviable, endangering both the other twin and herself. Forced to act swiftly, she had to travel to Colorado for the necessary medical procedure. It's tragic that we lack sensible legislation on abortion, leaving families in distressing predicaments. While I am pro-life and do not condone abortion, I will advocate for compassionate laws that prioritize individual well-being. We must support doctors in making ethical decisions, never hold them criminally liable for doing their jobs, and enact legislation grounded in empathy and reason
I cherish my family and Idaho deeply. My values are rooted in faith, family, and patriotism, aligning with traditional conservative principles. As a Regan Republican, I prioritize protecting our children and keeping boys out of girls' locker rooms. Public funds should stay with public schools. And we must uphold our constitutional freedoms. I do not believe that the Republican Party is on the right path. We have leadership who openly fights against anyone that does not get in line with their agenda. I advocate for personal freedoms, guided by faith, to nurture peaceful, harmonious family lives. I believe it's time for a change of culture in Boise and I believe I am the person who can help bring that change.
Campaign Phone (208)201-1898
I will continue my strong track record of success crafting collaborative legislation that garners broad support. My ability to collaborate allowed me to pass legislation that kept schools and businesses open during COVID, as well as craft legislation to save tax-payer dollars by improving the construction management processes for public projects; to protect private property rights against forced annexation; to provide adoptees with access to their own birth records, and to protect against the unscrupulous use of AI technology to generate pornographic images of recognizable people and then use them to harm, threaten, or intimidate. My strong relationships and ability to work well with others has led to many unanimous, bipartisan victories.
I am a Mom with a bachelor’s degree in education who grew up with a family physician father and spending summers on my Grandparent’s farm. I have six years of experience effectively serving our district. I am known as one of the most competent and hard-working legislators in Boise and have developed strong working relationships with my colleagues while maintaining open lines of communication with folks at home. Over the last few years, I have successfully passed legislation addressing everything from the expansion of mental health care access via telehealth to adoption to election integrity to family visitation and legislation protecting minors from pornography with unanimous or nearly unanimous bipartisan support.
Idaho faces major economic, social, and political challenges. As a state representative, I developed both breadth and depth in my knowledge base to tackle some of these issues. I have sponsored and/or supported: property tax relief for hard-working families, legislation calling on Idaho to focus state resources on maximizing the available supply of water rather than relying exclusively on curtailment as a management tool, tough penalties for fentanyl trafficking, reforms to allow former addicts to assist with drug recovery programs, reforms to our unemployment system to encourage a quicker return to work in an employee-starved economy, and legislation to protect families, children, and the unborn.
Idaho law allows physicians to exercise “reasonable medical judgment” in making the determination that a condition is life-threatening and that it requires the termination of a pregnancy. This legal language gives broad latitude and physicians who act within that latitude are already not liable. Only doctors exercising “unreasonable” judgment may be liable. Protecting both the life of the unborn AND the life of the mother IS compassionate.
As a Mom who loves family and community, I have dedicated my career to public service with a focus on enacting legislation that improves the lives of my constituents. My successes have showcased my ability to translate core principles into impactful policies. I appreciate and learn from all my colleagues and have found the Idaho legislative process to be much more civil and amicable than local politics. The norm in our county precinct committee, where my opponent plays a key role, has sadly included an empty bank account, a lawsuit, and incredibly divisive dynamics. I believe constituents would strongly prefer to avoid bringing this kind of divisive approach to Boise. In contrast, I remain committed to continued civil, productive action.