Change Address

VOTE411 Voter Guide

Idaho State House District 22 A

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.

Click a candidate icon to find more information about the candidate. To compare two candidates, click the "compare" button. To start over, click a candidate icon.

  • Candidate picture

    Natalie R. MacLachlan

  • Candidate picture

    John Vander Woude

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?

Campaign Phone 208-860-9539
Facebook page Natalie for Idaho District 22
Twitter @natalie4idaho
Campaign Website
Campaign Facebook
Campaign Twitter
I hope to champion...

Growth that pays for itself through developer impact fees and proactive planning,

Reduced property taxes for homeowners through increased exemptions and fewer tax breaks for the wealthy and corporate businesses,

Investing in Idaho's future by fully funding our children's schools and competing in the free market,

And holding our local legislature accountable by seeking balance, compromise and real problem solving on the everyday issues that affect all of us.
I am an educator, homeowner, tax payer and an everyday, lifelong Idahoan. As a teacher, I know how to meet people where they are at, stand up for the struggling, creatively problem solve & collaborate with stakeholders in the community. My work as a theatre artist is also ideal preparation for Representation. As a storyteller I've learned to hold other people's stories as my own and that's what representation truly is. I am involved in community through volunteering with Habitat for Humanity, Treasure Valley Children's Theatre, Interfaith Power and Light, Ada County Developer Impact Fee Advisory Board, West Ada Voters for Education, American Association of University Women and more.
As I've knocked on doors over the last year I've found that the majority of Idahoans share the same concerns and values. We need our legislators to focus on everyday issues and not distraction politics. The most urgent issues are housing that's affordable, property taxes that are reasonable, livable wages, fully funded education, proactive infrastructure planning, and sustainable quantity and quality of water.
It is my goal to be a representative FOR ALL OF US! It would be a great honor to serve my state in this way.
Campaign Phone 208-407-1587
real property tax relief. Continue to protect our second amendment rights and fight against federal overreach and dependence on federal dollars for our state.
I have been a small business owner and farmer for over 40 years in the treasure valley. I have served in the US army and in multiple nonprofit organizations and now in the Idaho House of Representatives. I also chair the Idaho broadband advisory board.
maintaining the infrastructure with the rapid growth the state is experiencing while holding on to Idaho values including federal overreach in our daily lives. also looking at how the state handled the pandemic. What worked what didn't and what should we do next time.
Idaho is a great place to live and let's keep it that way.