From the desk of Cecil D. Andrus
Dear Fellow Idahoan,
If you think politics in Idaho has changed since the 70s and 80s, you’re right.
It has gotten more partisan, more extreme and less civil. Respect, moderation and compromise have been pretty much lost.
But it doesn’t need to be that way. An outstanding Idaho citizen – Keith Allred – has stepped forward to bring common sense and consensus back to our state.
You may know Keith as the founder of The Common Interest, a bipartisan citizens’ organization that built consensus for common sense solutions to Idaho’s problems and successfully got them through the Legislature. I have watched Keith work for the past five years, and I’ve been impressed at his skills and with his achievements. When you get your property tax bills, they’ll be lower because Keith succeeded in raising the homeowners’ exemption and tying it to the housing index.
The Common Interest also succeeded in increasing public access to the Legislature, protecting us from abuse of the government’s power of eminent domain, killing a bill proposed by the governor that would have made ordinary drivers subsidize big trucks, and protecting our right to vote in whatever primary we choose.
Keith is capable and trustworthy, and he shares my values. As an outdoorsman, he knows the importance of protecting Idaho’s precious places. He understands the needs of Idaho’s families and supports tax policies that spread the burden fairly. He knows that good education is our best economic development tool. And he knows how to grow Idaho in a way that will bring living-wage jobs to all our citizens.
I have no doubt that if Keith can get his message of bipartisanship and common sense out, he will be Idaho’s next governor.
Keith Allred has my full support. Please join me in supporting Keith’s campaign in whatever ways you are able.
Gov. Cecil D. Andrus