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Idaho State House District 35 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.Candidates who filed as Independent (IND) will show up on the General Election Ballot November 8.

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    Josh Wheeler

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 stand up to federal or state overreach, the best government is that which is closest to the people. I am a successful business owner and I will make sure Idaho stays the least regulated state in the Nation.

Idaho must have comprehensive tax reform. This will take serious work and will require all of us working together as legislatures, commissioners and city governments. Idaho must support teachers, parents and students to succeed — our education system will need to adapt and get the job done — this must include career technical programs to meet the needs of industry and provide high paying jobs for Idaho kids. I am up to this challenge.
I was born, raised, educated, and have grown a small business here in Idaho. I've been an executive in my electrical contracting firm for nearly a decade. I've served as a trustee for our self-funded insurance plan. My wife was also born, raised, educated, and is growing her own small business here in Idaho. Throughout our many years living here, both as youth and now as adults with 6 youth of our own, we are continually reminded that we live among the best people in the world. People who value hard work, who believe in our education system, who believe in working together to create strong families and strong communities. I've also now served for over 3 years on the Ammon City Council. All these experiences have prepared me now to serve.
The greatest challenges facing Idahoans are: a) Rising costs on all goods and services, in the midst of record-breaking growth throughout the state. Skyrocketing gas prices, Biden’s failed economic policies, and inflation are making the daily lives of hard-working Idahoans more difficult. b) Ongoing strains on our water resources throughout the state, including repeated federal efforts to overreach and wrest control; c) A rash of special interest groups, funded primarily by out-of-state funds, using arbitrary grading systems to weaken our legislative process.
Here is five reasons why you should vote: 1. Elections have consequences - this is your community, take the time to weigh in on what is most important to you and your family. 2. Not voting is giving up your voice - be heard. 3. It's your money! - voting is a chance to CHOOSE how YOUR tax dollars are used. 4. The community depends on you! - In the past several primary elections less than 25% of people voted. This means only a small portion of our community is making a choice that affects ALL of us. Finally, #5. Voting is an opportunity for change. My opponent has not represented our community values in Boise. Please join me in making a change that is right for our small community and right for Idaho