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Idaho State Representative District 35B

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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    Maggie Shaw
    (Dem)

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    Brett Skidmore
    (Rep)

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    Joshua Wheeler
    (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.

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

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Idaho has been controlled by one party for decades. There are other voices in Idaho. I hope to represent all Idaho voices.
I have held management positions, I have taught public school(special education), I have chaired community organizations and served on boards. I have had to work with individuals who share my views and those who do not. In all instances I was able to accomplish the goals that we had set.
Housing, rents, grocery prices, and healthcare are all challenges for Idahoans. I believe there can be legislative remedies for these challenges. These challenges can be met with tax relief. I believe there is a need for a legislative remedy to help in doctor recruitment.
Yes. The current abortion law is dangerous to women, and is causing doctors to flee our state. When things go south in a pregnancy a doctor should not have to choose his or her’s livelihood over standard of care. Therapeutic D&C’s are standard of care in many medical situations. The woman is capable of this decision without the weight of the Idaho legislature standing between she and her physician. The current bill makes no exceptions for the health of the mother which is criminal. I also think we need protection for IVF to help those who have compromised fertility.
I hear many people complain about how our state functions. Perhaps it is time for a new perspective. We have had the same party in charge for decades. If you are unhappy with how the state is governed then it is time to try a new perspective. Who keeps an employee for decades when they are unhappy with their performance? I hope you will consider me for a much needed change.
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I will prioritize protecting Idaho's children, defending the 2nd Amendment, cutting taxes, and reducing government spending.
I believe in the value of hard work and it has become my way of life. As a home builder, I have witnessed firsthand the negative impact of government regulations on affordable housing. I am proud to have served as the President of the Eastern Idaho Home Builders Association and the Idaho Home Builders Association at the state level.
It's time for the government to work for us, not against us. We cannot let the erosion of personal freedoms continue any longer. To ensure transparency and accountability, we must demand that the government is open about how they spend our hard-earned money. Our tax dollars should not be wasted on useless programs that don't benefit the people. It's time for a change, and we must make our voices heard.
Yes, a woman and her Doctor must have the ability to decide on treatment if there are life threatening pregnancy complications.
As a public servant, it is imperative to remember that our ultimate responsibility is to the people who have entrusted us with their vote. We must never forget that our duty is to represent their interests over any other agenda. Government Representatives must stay committed to serving our constituents with integrity and ensure that their voices are heard loud and clear.
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There’s a significant and often unnecessary regulatory burden placed upon local physicians and healthcare workforce. I’m working on legislation to modernize systems and incentivize more physicians to relocate Idaho.

Public schools are always a priority for me. I believe that an outcome based funding model will best serve the teacher, the student and the taxpayer.

I’ll continue looking for ways that our high school students can find and participate in apprenticeships that move them to rewarding and in-demand careers.

Lastly, youth vaping is getting out of control. It is time for lawmakers to step up and address it. I am running for re-election and asking the voters to let me finish the job we’ve started.

During my first legislative term, we made historic tax cuts, including property tax reform. Alongside Governor Little we cut red tape; promoting and protecting Idaho’s small businesses with strategic deregulation. As a small business owner I’ve seen firsthand the damage that the heavy hand of the government can cause. My time on the Ammon City Council taught me the importance of local control. It’s sad to see how quickly those in the legislature would usurp power that rightly belongs to the locally elected. I believe that the government closest to the people governs best.
Idahoans face a number of important issues, many are related to the rapid growth of our communities. I believe that one of the most important issues relates to maintaining safe communities that support families. As a legislator, one of my primary roles is to ensure that there is appropriate funding for law enforcement and infrastructure. We must do this all while maintaining a policy environment that respects and protects our citizens' God-given rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
Nothing about this conversation is simple. None of it should be broken down to two word slogans or labels. It will continue to require our sincere commitment to be better. Most of my constituents are pro-family, as am I. Each of those families has a unique, sometimes painful, sometimes joyful story to them. The environment we’ve created in Idaho has helped to foster strong families, which are the backbone of strong communities. Each of those families want to know that they can consult with their trusted family physicians and medical specialists without undue interference from the state. I would support legislation that helps foster such an environment, and vigorously protects the lives of the unborn children of Idaho.
I have and will continue to make a real effort to listen to all my constituents, especially those with whom I disagree. I have found that I can learn much by engaging with those that think differently than myself. With that being said, I do have a clear mandate. I was elected by thousands of people in this district to keep taxes low, support public education, and empower local communities to make the decisions that best serve the people of their area. Those are things that I will not compromise on.