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Idaho State Senate District 6

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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    Dan Foreman

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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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I will introduce legislation to abolish abortions in Idaho. I will also draft bills to prevent the establishment of sanctuary cities and schools in Idaho. I will vote to abolish the sales tax on groceries, and I will vote against all increases in income tax and state fees. I will seek an accounting of state government actions taken during the pandemic to verify the constitutional rights of the people were not violated. I will continue to vote against wasteful spending bills and the unnecessary expansion of state government. And I will stand watch over the constitutional rights of the people of Idaho.
I have 44 years of public service at the federal, state and local levels of government. I am a retired USAF Colonel and combat veteran with 30 years of service. I am also a retired Idaho law enforcement offer. I served two years as the Idaho State Senator for Legislative District Five in 2017 - 2018. I have a BS in Business Management and Administration and have owned and managed a real estate sales corporation in Idaho. My lengthy experience in managing budgets, working with all levels of government bureaucracy and working in the Idaho Senate have given me excellent skills as a problem solver and a keen knowledge of how constitutional government should work.
The most significant challenge facing Idaho is the rapid growth, expense and invasive power of government - both state and federal. The recent pandemic should serve as a warning to the people as to the overreach being exhibited by all levels of government. Government must abide by the restrictions on its actions as listed in the state and federal constitutions. There is no emergency clause in the Bill of Rights. And the mandatory closing of private businesses, the forced wearing of masks, the coercion to receive experimental vaccines and the closing of houses of worship at the hand of government were all breaches of the federal and state constitutions. I will call for an accounting of state government actions during the pandemic.
I am a Christian, Conservative, Republican. I am not a liberal, and I will work to ensure the constitutional rights of the people are protected. I will stand against wasteful spending and unnecessary growth of government. And I will stand for the Right To Life and the abolishment of abortions in Idaho. It is time to hold state government accountable to working within the limits defined by the state constitution. This effort will take a strong state senate respectful of the need of government to serve the people, rather than the reverse situation. We need strong leaders and statesmen in the senate to replace the RINO's and liberals who are only growing government and taxing the citizens of Idaho in the process.
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Get Idaho back to it's correct status as an Independent State under the original intent of the Founding Fathers. Insure that both the Idaho State Constitution and our National Constitutions are interpreted as intended by the Founders. Strict Construction.
As an engineer and business owner I have many years of experience watching politicians from both parties legislate on topics that they have no knowledge or experience. As an engineer I have years of experience in analysis and fact finding both attempting to propose solutions. In other words I find facts firsts not invent fact to support political positions
Ignorance and greed. I intend to expose both. Both the major parties put Socialism first to line their pockets and prey on ignorance and emotion to get the job done.
I am a KJV bible believer that feels that America is being judged because we have forgotten our biblical roots. It is my hope that we can get America back to it's original Christian heritage and back to our original Constitutional Framework before we go the way of other nations into Communism or National Socialism.
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I cofounded a successful software company and grew that business to employ 50 people around the world. Since its acquisition, I run a design firm with my daughter Kate. These experiences gave me knowledge of the demands of operating and growing a business, working with and fairly compensating employees, and dealing with government agencies.

I’ve long been connected to the Palouse and North Idaho. As a kid, I helped my dad campaign for County Commissioner and still model his approach to dealing with all voters fairly and respectfully to this day.

My wife Nancy and I have helped organize campaigns to pass supplemental overrides levies for Moscow schools before my own election and helped manage our regional Rotary Youth Exchange program.
Since 2019, I’ve had the pleasure of serving the citizens of District 5 and now District 6 as a State Senator.

I am proud to have worked on many accomplishments in this year’s legislative session alone including major investments in roads and bridges, a student loan forgiveness for teachers—particularly in rural areas, and resources for behavioral health support statewide.

However, there is more work to be done.

I sponsored a bill to reduce property taxes for Idaho tenants and homeowners while also lowering the operational levy burden on school districts. I am determined to see a solution to these pressing issues.

Deteriorating school facilities are another major challenge. We now understand the scope of the issue and must act.
One of our most pressing issues is our school districts’ deteriorating facilities. The Joint Legislative Oversight Committee, on which I serve, commissioned a report on school facilities and the preliminary results showed that for decades, we have deferred maintenance on our schools and facilities. The situation is becoming dire. We need to invest now to prevent even bigger, more expensive problems in our schools in the not-distant future.

As a Senator, I have and will continue to promote, stand for, and vote for the issues that are important to all Idahoans: better education for our children, investment in infrastructure, protecting our public lands, and reining in property taxes.
My district has changed significantly since my first election to no longer include Benewah County and now include Lewis County and portions of Nez Perce County.

Writing this in early April, I knocked my first doors in Kamiah this week after joining in at a community senior meal and ending the day with a visit to the Kamiah City Council. I am determined to be a presence throughout the entire district during and after the election to ensure I give all residents a voice in serving as their representative at the Legislature.

I look forward to meeting many new faces and deepening connections to each community along the way.