The following Press Release was sent out by Ed Humphreys, a Republican gubernatorial candidate. Note: Press Releases sent out by candidates do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of those at the Idaho Dispatch.
Dear Mr. Humphreys,
We are writing you today to acknowledge our support for your position statements, work, dedication, and effort you have put forth to date toward your candidacy for the Governor’s Office. You have shined a light into some dark places and initiated conversations that need to be held in the open.
Although it is still very early in the campaign, and the Republican primary is still some (90) days off, we believe you should know that the issues you have raised, and the transparency of your message is in line with what we believe is good for our membership, the men and women still serving in public safety, and vicariously anyone who lives, works, or plays, in Idaho.
You have created a conversation that is particularly good for all Idahoans to consider. Reflecting on the past, present, and future of this great state is vital to ensure the participation of everyone, from every background, and every corner of the state.
Your idea of phasing out state income tax is obviously appealing to many people. Your plan sounds logical. Cut waste, utilize the line-item veto, create a tax payer bill of rights, and give control back to the people on when and how to financially support the state, all the while not impacting services. Further your idea to eliminate Idaho state agencies from employing lobbyists as staff is something that makes great sense to us.
Your plan to empower parents with a school choice option is something that has eluded our educational system for a long time. Your idea of actually implementing this long sought-after concept would be revolutionary and would create competition in the market and raise the tide for all. We like this kind of thinking and there needs to be more of it. Children are our most precious resource. We stand for anything that improves their circumstance in life.
We encourage everyone to read your platform and participate in this process. Whether it is about your positon on Pro-Life, Property Tax, the Second Amendment, Medical Freedom, Critical Race Theory, Housing and so much more. Your position statements are clear.
Best of luck going forward and we support your efforts.
The Board of Directors
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