Hixon for House
I first met Brandon Hixon when he showed up at my door to introduce himself as the Republican nominee for District 10, House Seat A. I was immediately impressed with his willingness to listen to my concerns, engage in intelligent conversation and speak to some of the major issues we face in this next legislative session. I appreciate the fact that he was straightforward with me on everything that we spoke about. He didn’t dodge the tough questions that I asked, nor did he waver on the details of the issues we spoke about. I was really impressed with his opposition to big interest groups like the NEA trying to pour millions of dollars into our state to fight Superintendent Luna’s Students Come First laws.
This is the type of man District 10 needs in office to represent Idaho. He shared many of my same conservative views, and you just don’t find many his age that share those same values as this young man. I have since done my homework on both candidates for this seat and Hixon wins my vote hands down. I hope you join me and my whole family in voting for Brandon Hixon on Nov. 6.
BRENDA SHUEY, Caldwell
For Marv Hagedorn
Rep. Marv Hagedorn is in the top 10 list of the best legislators I’ve ever worked with when it comes to staying in touch with the people of his district. I currently work with hundreds of legislators across the nation and he is literally that good that he stands out in the top of the top 10 in the U.S.A. I’ve ever met or worked with. He does his own blogging. There isn’t a staff member or some firm hired by the legislator doing the posts. That honest, true communication sets him apart from the herd that blogs because they think they’re supposed to and so they hire someone else to do it. It’s sad, but that really happens and the higher you go up the chain the more it occurs. Marv blogs. That, to me, is just awesome.
As a senator, I have no doubt that he will continue to always do his best for the people of his district and his state and I’ve no doubt he would make a great congressman, U.S. senator or higher. He is a true leader in every sense of the word.
JOHN GOTTS, Hailey
Martin catersto single issue
Fred Martin soiled himself badly at Monday’s Centennial High School debate with Betty Richardson for District 15’s Senate seat. He twice refused to repudiate a vicious attack mailing from Idaho Chooses Life Executive Director, David Ripley. Consequently, he allowed palpable lies about his credentialed public service opponent to stand unchallenged. In not stepping up to obvious falsifications about Mrs. Richardson’s record, he aligned himself with a single-issue, lunatic fringe liar. District 15 deserves more principled leadership than that represented by Mr. Martin.
GENE E. BRAY, Meridian