Dan Foreman

Candidate for State Senator Legislative District 6

I am a retired USAF Colonel, combat veteran and retired Idaho law enforcement officer. I am a prior Idaho State Senator and have 44 years of public service at the federal, state and local levels of government. I am a Christian Conservative Republican who stands for small, efficient, honest government. I will vote against all tax and fee increases and firmly guard our Constitutional Rights. I am very Pro-Life.

  1. My top issue for Idaho is to abolish the loopholes in Idaho’s abortion law that allow for legal abortions in the case of incest and rape. I will introduce legislation that eliminates the current affirmative defense for having an abortion in the case of incest or rape. Idaho rightfully enacted the “Trigger Law” after the Supreme Court ruling on abortion. We stopped abortions, because all lives are precious, and abortions are needless, psychologically harmful to all involved, and morally unjustified. The lives of the unborn created through criminal acts are no less precious and deserving of full respect than any other life. There is no justifiable reason to make the unborn pay the ultimate price for the wrongful acts of another. My legislation will also allow for criminal penalties against a woman who procures an abortion to end her own pregnancy. The only legal exception to the state’s prohibition on abortions should be to save the life of the mother.
  2. I will call for an investigation into official state actions taken in response to the pandemic in an effort to determine if the constitutional rights of the people were violated. I will place emphasis on whether the executive and legislative branches of government complied with the federal and state constitutions and applicable state laws. This investigation will also include a thorough review of the pandemic policies, procedures and protocols followed by in-state medical care providers, with emphasis on determining possible conflicts of interest generated through federal medical treatment guidance and special covid funding for health care facilities and providers. This investigation will likely be a joint Idaho Attorney General/legislative effort. My intent is to hold accountable those who may have violated the law. The people of Idaho must be able to trust their state government and health care providers during a declared state of extreme emergency.
  3. My third effort will be to eliminate the sales tax on groceries. Idaho is one of a few states still taxing groceries – and at the full sales tax rate. This tax is fiscally unnecessary and hurts low and lower middle-income people. Idaho can do better than this, and we must eliminate this burdensome tax – especially in light of the existing budget surplus.
Responded Yes to “I have read the Idaho Constitution and the Idaho Republican Party Platform. Except for the provisions specifically noted below, I support the Idaho Republican Party Platform and accept it as the standard by which my performance as a candidate and as an officeholder should be evaluated. I certify that I am not a candidate, officer, delegate or position holder in any party other than the Republican Party.”
No objections submitted.

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