Idaho NEEDS Janice
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Janice McGeachin is Idaho’s Lt. Governor.
She is a conservative Republican and is the first female Lt. Governor to serve the state of Idaho.
Janice is a former State Representative and a successful business owner from Idaho Falls who, along with her husband Jim McGeachin, own and operate multiple businesses in the automotive industry, with stores in Idaho Falls and Boise.
In 2012, she and her family renovated a historic building in downtown Idaho Falls and established the area’s only Irish restaurant, The Celt Pub & Grill.
Janice and Jim have two children, Liza and James, who help manage their family businesses.
Janice For Idaho
Janice was an elected State Representative from 2002-2012, and served on numerous committees including State Affairs, Revenue & Taxation, Judicial, Joint Finance and Appropriations (JFAC), and Health & Welfare where she served as the Chair and worked to prevent the implementation of Obamacare in Idaho in 2012 by educating colleagues and the public of the devastating impacts of the law to individuals and to our business community.
She is a member of the First Presbyterian Church. She has been involved in children and youth ministries and served as a Ruling Elder within the church. Janice enjoys skiing, hiking, and traveling. She graduated from Skyline High School in 1981 and received her BSBA in Finance and Accounting from the University of Arizona in 1985.
Janice was proud to serve as the Bonneville County Chair and the 1st Vice State Chair for the Trump Idaho State Committee and as a Trump Delegate to the 2016 Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio.
SOLUTION: Fight any and every encroachment on the 2nd Amendment, defend life from conception to natural death, and relentlessly push back against any encroachment on our land or constitutional rights.
From the mainstream media to the radical left, our constitutional rights are under constant assault. They demand we shy away from our beliefs. They want to strip us of our right to hunt, protect our families, and use our lands as we see fit. They even want to deny the most vulnerable among us the right to life that is enshrined in the Declaration of Independence. Idaho must not let this stand; we must unite in defense of our rights like our forefathers did before us.
SOLUTION: Let Idahoans keep more of their hard-earned money in their pockets by reducing the sales tax and unemployment tax, eliminating the corporate income tax, and eliminating the special-interest tax incentives through which the government ‘picks winners and losers’.
Idaho is not economically competitive with her neighbors because her income tax (6.95% is higher than 5 of 6 neighboring states) and sales tax (6% is higher than 4 of 6 neighboring states) rates are too high compared to the surrounding states. Rapidly rising property taxes in recent years have only made the problem worse.
SOLUTION: Bust up the bureaucracy which feeds into cronyism and corruption, so that ALL businesses are free to be productive, not just those that are politically connected.
We must turn back the excessive regulation that is stifling economic development and productivity.
SOLUTION: Empower the free market to deliver quality healthcare that focuses on the health and well-being of the individual, allows for greater options, and frees up the current network system.
Obamacare’s skyrocketing costs and costly mandates have been a disaster for individuals and businesses.
I am staunchly pro-life which is why I worked as a legislator to implement Informed Consent and Ultrasound laws designed to protect the life and health of the mother and unborn child.
SOLUTION: Let’s provide for the hopes and dreams of all our precious children by working with our businesses and educational institutions to develop apprenticeship programs so that our kids can stay in Idaho, obtain the skills they need for good-paying jobs, and eventually develop their own small businesses.
Idaho parents and educators realize that Common Core is a one-size-fits-all approach to education which does not prepare our children for the workforce.
SOLUTION: Give rural Idahoans their wealth-creating lives back and at the same time provide an increase to our school endowment fund.
Idaho’s lack of ability to manage her own natural resources is creating a significant hardship in our state and especially in our rural communities. We must protect and manage our lands in a way which supports our communities, culture, and heritage.