Jeff Ehlers For Idaho



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Conservative Values

One of the things that makes Idaho so great is the conservative values we honor and defend. I believe in limited government that upholds the Constitution as it was intended by its inspired Framers. I believe the government closest to the people is best.
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As a father of four young children, I recognize the great responsibility we have to the rising generation in regards to education. I believe parents have a central role in their child’s education and public policy should reflect that. Parents should be empowered with not only a voice but the ability to influence how and where their children are educated. I don’t believe we need to choose between strong public schools and school choice – we can have both. Our education system is ripe for innovation and I will listen to parents, local leaders, and educators to find new ways to help our children reach their full potential through educational opportunities.

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Small Business / Economy

The importance of small business in our community and economy was impressed on me from a young age. I spent many hours of my youth working for small businesses – both the potato farm owned by my neighbor and the business owned by my dad. I have owned and operated a number of small businesses myself and learned how government can gag growth. Idaho is a great place to do business and I am committed to keeping it that way. By keeping taxes low and limiting government involvement in the private sector, we allow small businesses to strengthen our economy efficiently and effectively.

Responsible Growth

You and I both know Idaho is a great place to live – that’s why we are here! Our quality of life is exceptional and I intend to do all in my power to keep it that way. Rapid growth often brings growing pains, but there is much we can do to ease and even eliminate those pains. It is imperative that we listen to not only government officials and businesses but also individual homeowners and families as we discuss the impact growth has on our community. I will listen to all sides of the issues impacted by growth – transportation, taxes, private property, etc. – and will protect our way of life so Idaho remains a wonderful place to live for generations to come.

Constitutional Rights

I hold great respect for our Constitution. Our rights are God-given. Many of them are enumerated in the Constitution. I believe in the 2nd Amendment right to bear arms, the right to life of the unborn, and the right to religious freedom. I will work passionately to protect our rights.


Fiscal Responsibility

I have a proven record of managing finances and budgets effectively in the private sector as a Controller and Chief Financial Officer and I look forward to bringing that expertise to the State Legislature. I am passionate about fiscal responsibility and finding ways to cut costs and maximize productivity to make a real impact. As your State Representative, I will work tirelessly to keep Idaho’s budget balanced and look for ways to put more of your money back into your pocket. A key part of fiscal responsibility is ensuring taxes are low and citizens are free, which leads to better economic opportunity.