Karey Hanks to seek seat in District 35B
Veteran Idaho Republican leader Karey Hanks has announced plans to seek a seat in the Idaho state legislature as a conservative candidate in District 35B.
“As a region and a state, we need to refocus on core values: family, free enterprise, and an end to the mindset that we can spend away our problems with other peoples’ money,” Hanks said. She will challenge incumbent Paul Romrell, R-St. Anthony, who recently suggested he would side with three renegade GOP lawmakers in seeking Medicaid expansion.
“I think it’s easy for people who spend too much time in office to lose focus on the thinking of ordinary citizens,” Hanks said. “That’s why it sometimes takes a change to keep us centered on core values.”
Hanks unveiled a five-point position paper outlining her approach to state government.
- A pledge to oppose all efforts to increase taxes on Idahoans.
- Continued opposition to Obamacare and any expansion in Idaho.
- Proposals to “sunset” regulatory agencies every four years so they would be compelled to make a clear case for their renewal.
- Efforts to return federally controlled lands to Idaho’s citizens.
- Clear opposition to abortion and protection of religious liberty.
Raised in Idaho Falls, Hanks is married to Burke Hanks. The couple has seven children and 11 grandchildren, and have operated a farm in the Egin area for 32 years. Her political experience began with the Fremont County Central Committee and the Republican Women’s group in a variety of roles.
463 North 1800 East
Saint Anthony, Idaho 83445
Contact: Karey Hanks
208-624-3912 or 208-313-3911