About Marla

Truth and transparency—two things that are increasingly difficult to find. Politics should not just be about winning. A State Senator should serve as the eyes and ears for the people and I promise I will always do this for you. I have no agenda other than to represent my district and be a voice for liberty.

I am a pretty straight-line conservative who believes in less burdensome regulations, lower taxes, and equal economic opportunity for all business. Things are definitely different for the rural communities in District 8 than you will find in urban areas such as Boise, and you deserve effective representation which reflects the needs and values of these rural communities.

I am a 61-year-old mother, grandma, and great-grandma. I was born and raised in Florida and moved to Idaho in late 1993. I have built and run several small businesses the last being the Haven Hot Springs which my husband and I raised from the ashes of the 1989 Lowman complex fire. I think I was born a conservative, my mom told me my first words were “I’ll do it myself”. As you can imagine I am a born entrepreneur and I learned at an early age I can do it. I grew hunting and fishing with my dad and am a fan of the outdoors.

I have spent the last eight years as the Secretary for the executive committee for the Idaho Republican Party. This is an elected unpaid volunteer position and it has been an amazing experience. I have worked with at least eight party chairman and Executive directors and watched as the political process in Idaho happened. I have worked with Idahoans from all walks of life and across a wide spectrum of beliefs. I have found that I can treat them all with dignity and serve them but have never compromised my personal beliefs and values. I think these are important talents for a legislator. I now find myself drawn to making a difference and wish to bring my talents to the Idaho Senate.

I was educated in the public-school system and was honored to attend an experimental school for gifted students, however, I think life has taught me much more than the education system could ever teach me.

I learned a lot of lessons in life the hard way but can honestly say I think I am a good person now.

I would appreciate your vote in the May 15th primary election.

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I am Running for State Senator in District 8

I am running for State Senator in Idaho’s Legislative District 8. Truth and transparency—two things that are increasingly difficult to find. Politics should not just be about winning. A State Senator should serve as the eyes and ears for the people and I promise I will always do this for you. …