The following Press Release was sent out by Tyler Ricks, a Republican candidate for State Representative. Note: Press Releases sent out by candidates do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of those at the Idaho Dispatch.
Dear Meridian Voters,
My name is Tyler Ricks and I am running for Idaho House of Representatives District 21 Seat A for the Republican nomination happening May 17th and I would love to have your support!
I am running to bring a conservative Republican voice to the State House from Meridian. Meridian is known to be a place to work, live, and raise a family which is a mindset I will have when voting on legislation. Some issues that are important to me that I will be focusing on is: improving the economy (cutting red tape, etc), improving Idaho’s education (getting parents and teachers together, school choice, etc), and tax relief/reform (Grocery, Gas, and Property), along with other conservative ideas.
Professionally I have been serving as a retail supervisor for the last 3+ years; being over some of the most in demand areas such as grocery, e-commerce, etc in one of the fastest growing parts in Meridian, managing and training small and large teams while dealing with millions of dollars of inventory. Don’t get me started about the last 2 years with the supply chain being disrupted on top of COVID. (Lets Go Brandon)
Politically I have served as Idaho Young Republicans Treasurer and have been elected to serve as Youth Chair of Ada County Republicans; where I was able to not just get younger people involved with getting out to vote but to be more engaged with the process, like running for office or party positions (one of my biggest pushes in party politics). I have been elected twice as precinct committeeman in Meridian and currently serve as an alternate precinct committeeman in Meridian as well. I also serve as District 22 Secretary currently. Overall I have volunteered for conservative local, state, and federal candidates since 2012. Finally, I have been serving on the Meridian Library Board of Trustees where I have been a lone voice fighting against a still in place mask mandate for patrons (can you believe it?!?).
Personally I am a 6 generation Idahoan, lived in the Treasure Valley since I was 3. I attended and graduated from the local Meridian schools (Go Warriors!). I also serve on Meridian’s Historical Preservation Committee, work in town, and raise my family here.
I am excited to bring my youth, unique background, and my go-getter attitude to the State House, bringing conservative ideals and getting stuff done for Meridian and Idaho. If you want to learn more about me go to www.tylerricks.com or I can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for your time,
Candidate State Representative 21A
Tags: 2022 Election, Idaho House, Republican, Tyler Ricks