Who Hears Us in Boise?
With the vast majority of Idaho's population solidly settled in the western and northern tiers of our state, Idaho Falls needs a voice that will be heard.
Bart Davis is that voice! His hard work ethic, integrity and years of service in the Idaho State Senate place him as a respected statesman, a proven leader, and a man with the political savvy to get things done. The Post Register has called Bart a “deliberative” legislator (Post Register 3/07/08) and “thoughtful and respected lawmaker” (Post Register 9.05.10)
- 2006 Idaho Republican Hall of Fame, Legislator of the Year
- 2009 Chair - Council of State Governments.
- 2009 & 2004 National Leadership Award - State Government Affairs Council.
- 2010 Professor Boyd Martin Award, Idaho Association of Cities.
- 2011 Angel in Adoption Award
- 2012 Governor Otter's Appointee: the Leadership in Nuclear Energy Commission
- Senate Majority Leader - Idaho State Senate.
- State Affairs Committee - Judiciary & Rules Committee
What About Education?
I am a product of Idaho’s public school system, and a graduate of the University of Idaho. As a grandfather of twelve, the quality of Idaho’s schools is of utmost importance to me.
As a result of Idaho’s partial economic recovery, we as a legislature were able to reverse the trend of dramatic budget cuts and:
• Increase public school funding this spring by 4.6% from general funds.
• Increase college & University funding by 8.6% from general funds.
I am absolutely committed to improving Idaho’s schools for our children. It is a pleasure for me to work with this state’s students, parents, teachers and administrators to ensure a meaningful future for our youth.
Read Bart's letter regarding the 2012 Legislative Session.
What About INL?
Idaho National Laboratory is eastern Idaho’s largest private employer. Its contributions to the development of safe, reliable nuclear energy, a more secure nation and sustainable energy and environmental systems are matchless. Its staff is one of the most highly skilled and educated workforces in the nation. As such, it is recognized as an invaluable regional and national resource.
Yet, federal budget and policy changes are challenging the Lab's future and, by extension, our region's economic well being.
INL has always had my steadfast support and I'm committed to doing whatever I can as a member of the Governor's Leadership in Nuclear Energy (LINE) Commission to ensure the INL, University Place, and the Center for Advanced Energy Studies position our community well for a prosperous future.