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Idaho State Senate District 30

Idaho Senate 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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    Dave Archuleta
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    Julie VanOrden
    (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. Is there anything else you wish to tell the voters?

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Facebook page Julie VanOrden
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As I worked on the Health & Welfare budgets this last legislative session I realized the enormous increase in the Medicaid division. I hope I can be a part of the solution to make this more manageable and to help individuals work their way to an independent life.
I believe that my previous time in the House of Representatives has prepared me to serve in the Idaho Senate. Bringing the policies together with the needed funding is what I was able to do while I was substituting for Senator Steve Bair during the 2022 session.
I have seen the need for more prison housing in the Department of Corrections budget and that troubles me. Also the lack of winter moisture that has led us to drought conditions these last couple of years is an enormous concern as agriculture drives the economy in the area that I live. I also see the lack of improvement in K-3 reading levels and this is unacceptable to me. I believe there are areas that have not been addressed to help these children.
I feel I have always been thoughtful in decisions I have made as a legislator. Listening to constituents and working to address concerns they have is a priority in my work. I believe the best legislation comes from opposite sides collaborating when possible.