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Ashley Jackson

From the Idaho GOP Voters Guide
I am born and raised in Idaho, the last few years have made me realize how important leadership is, that’s why I’m running for Governor. I graduated from Preston High School in 2004. I received an academic and athletic scholarship and played intercollegiate volleyball at TVCC. I studied psychology and human behavior, I quickly found a consulting job and have traveled the globe learning about state, country and culture.

Today I design and produce my own brand of western fashion items, own and run an online western store and thrive as a top social media influencer.

To me, Idaho is the last stronghold of freedom and liberty and intend to keep it that way. I am a small government conservative through and through. I share the fundamental beliefs in America’s founding documents, in self-government and that individuals thrive most when unburdened by taxes and regulation. As Governor, my knee jerk reaction to nearly any situation or challenge will be to reject federal control and mandates, including those concerning vaccines and masks. States and individual rights are under attack by the current administration, and I will fight tooth and nail for Idaho and its residents.

The Republican Party are on the wrong side of cannabis. There has been an active mis- and disinformation campaign against cannabis for over 100 years, and it must stop. Cannabis is not a dangerous or illicit drug. Its medical benefits for adults and children alike are undeniable! Cannabis has proven to be a useful tool in reducing opioid addiction, regulating epelitic seizures, treating glaucoma and reducing anxiety.

It increases appetite for cancer patients being treated with chemotherapy and radiation. For adults it can be relaxing, inspiring and fun. It also help with insomnia and reduces inflammation.

Idaho spends and loses huge amounts of money keeping this amazing plant illegal. Legal cannabis has made Colorado’s schools some of the most well funded in America. Idaho could use the extra dollars not only to improve schools but also for conservation, roads, outdoor recreation, health care and so much more, all without raising taxes! And maybe most importantly, cannabis is a personal freedom issue.

For those born and raised here like me, as well as many of our new friends, living in Idaho offers the freedom we seek. Most Idahoans I know are rugged individuals. They love our cold winters as much as our hot summers, they cherish our jagged mountains and roaring rivers. They work sun up to sun down, sometimes longer, on our farms and ranches. And they have no desire for government control over their choices.

The skyrocketing cost of housing is a problem in many fast growing states like Idaho. Supply is not keeping up with demand. As governor, I would take steps to rezone and redevelop high growth areas for higher-density and mixed-use housing, allowing more units that can be purchased by lower income and first time buyers.

Changes could be made in our tax code to incentivize local land-owners and builders to expand supply and dis-incentivize out-of-state developers out to make a quick buck. And mostly I will work to expand our economy and cut taxes, allowing Idahoans to make more, and keep more of the money they make to offset the increase in housing costs.

One of the principals most under attack by Washington D.C. is gun rights. I believe The constitution is very clear on this issue; “The right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.”

I will fight for your Second Amendment rights wherever, whenever and however I can. My dad is a outfitter and firearms dealer to this day. I’ve been around guns my entire life, I own several, and I shoot often. I encourage all residents of Idaho, especially the ladies, to do the same. And if you don’t know how, I’ll help you! A well armed society is a free and safe one.

Questions or Comments? Send us an email!

Mike Weland, Publisher

6931 Main St.
P.O. Box 1625
Bonners Ferry, ID 83805
(208) 295-1016

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