What did you do wrong that made you hire so many lawyers? Two lawyers currently represent you.
Grant Burgoyne is a good man. He is a lawyer and an academic. He practices family law and is a personal injury lawyer. Mr. Burgoyne has been a political creature forever. You probably don't have very much in common with him. He is one of the few members of the minority party in the legislature. Because of his position in the minority he has very little influence on the legislature and therefore under-represents the issues which concern district 16.
His passion is equal rights and academia which is a noble cause but we have some very pressing problems in District 16. Grant has been disconnected from the real life issues in Garden City and Boise by virtue of his experience and employment.
He works across the aisle but his focus is on more peripheral and theoretical pursuits. Adding the words, though a noble cause, has little to do with our infrastructure and affordable housing and development issues, these issues are my passion. I build roads, sewers and houses, I know my stuff. I've lived in trailer parks and apartments, been on unemployment, EBT, medicaid, been in the insurance gap, dealt with chronic family illness. I need to pay you back by doing this job in the Senate. I am basically an entrepenurial ditch digger, you've driven past me a hundred times behind the orange cones. I sweat for my money. Every dollar I have is my buddy and my hands hold them in a tight wad. Like you, that tight wad loosens when I meet people who need a hand up. My time magically frees up when a homeless family needs help with their car, or a veteran needs a visit etc. etc. In summary my opponent thinks that the government can fix problems that are the individual responsibility of every person. Next time you see a sign holder on the side of the road do what the Good Samaritan would do and get out, talk to them, and see what you can do to actually help their circumstances.
Endorsements: The groups which endorse politicians represent the puppet master to the marionette. I do not have puppet strings. I do not parrot party group think of either party. I exercise my freedom broadly and expect that others will do the same.