Idaho State House District 28 B
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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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. Is there anything else you wish to tell the voters?
If elected, I will be a strong advocate for protecting our personal freedoms. I would push to establish lower property taxes and cost of living. I will strive to secure more funding for education; Idaho’s funding per student is last in the nation according to the Nation Education Association. I know we can better prepare our children and grandchildren by providing tech and career classes that teach needed skills to our students. Adding more opportunities for dual credit courses that allow high school students to earn college credit and a stronger focus on financial skills will provide Idaho students what they need to succeed.
While starting my farm at 19, I graduated from BYU Provo with a B.S. Degree in Economics. My time at BYU along with experience starting several successful small businesses including a septic tank installation business, a trucking company, and running a gravel pit, has prepared me to understand the complex economics of Idaho. After 38 years as a farmer and rancher, I understand the needs of rural Idaho. Serving on my schoolboard for 9 years, has given me a good understanding of the education system and how it is funded by the state and federal government. Serving on the state farm bureau and insurance boards for 8 years taught me the inside workings of our government and the need to be responsible with tax dollars entrusted to government.
Idaho is facing extreme growth. This will become an increasing problem as we try to balance the growth with the rural values that we wish to keep; however, I am sure that Idahoans can rise to this challenge and find a solution that is equitable and satisfactory to all concerned. This growth will compound the challenges we face with our limited water supply and how to use it. It also puts burdens on our infrastructure of roads, bridges, and schools. With this growth comes opportunities. We just need to be wise enough to take these opportunities and use them to benefit Idaho and bravely face the new challenges that will come.
I will represent conservative values, and I am a strong supporter of the second amendment. I have had the blessing of raising four wonderful children in the best state in America while doing what I love. I am a strong advocate for education and want to better prepare our children and grandchildren. Having started several small businesses, I understand the burdens large government puts on small businesses, and I will uphold your individual freedoms. I am Dan Garner and am asking for your vote in the primary elections on May 17th.
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