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Fulcher: taking charge of Idaho from all sides

Letter: Shauna Britt Orofino

I wanted to share my enthusiasm for Idaho Senator Russ Fulcher, who is running for governor! For me, he’s right on track with what I believe is best for Idaho.

Besides withdrawing from Obamacare and rescinding Common Core, he’s for Idaho taking full control of the wolf population at the state level, with plans to dramatically reduce their numbers. He’s also for Idaho taking over ownership and management of all national forest lands here so Idaho would be in charge of Idaho’s natural assets and also have Idahoans decide on land use and public access. He’s opposed to the federal controlling agencies like the EPA, and plans on changing replacing leadership in those agencies at the state level as soon as he’s elected to start giving control of timber and agricultural lands back to Idahoans. He talked about how many unnecessary dollars are needed for fire suppression since Idaho forests aren’t logged or managed because they are under federal control, and how the DEQ (the state level EPA) is making it hard for logging and other industries to move forward because of lawsuits and environmental impact rules. And he wants Idaho to develop its own energy sources (apparently we import 70 percent of the electricity we use in Idaho) and create financial independence, and disconnect our state from dependence on federal funding. Also, for blocking the NSA here to the extent possible and preventing the militarization of police forces, and is a huge proponent of the 2nd Amendment. It was so refreshing to hear.

He’s basically for Idaho taking charge of managing Idaho from all sides – education, land use, job development, energy and financial independence, on and on! What an idea! I’m just convinced he’s the right guy for the job! He’s a fourth generation Idahoan, from a dairy farming family, and was a tech business owner before he became a state senator in 2007. I checked his voting record and it’s spot on.

Shauna Britt



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