Rep. Ronald Nate – District 34
VOTE! Today, May 17th, is Election Day!
Every two years, Idahoans have the opportunity to choose their representatives in the Idaho Senate and Idaho House. Today is Primary Election Day. It is your opportunity to choose who will be your party’s nominee for the election in November of who will represent you in state government. Today we also will be voting for a new Idaho Supreme Court justice and other key offices. Please get out and vote today! Encourage your friends and neighbors to vote too.
For District 34, here are links to Bonneville and Madison County elections information sites:
Bonneville — County Election Information
Madison — County Election Information
Here are a few quotes regarding the honor and duty of voting for who will represent you in government. Hopefully they will inspire you to vote and to vote well.
“A vote is like a rifle; its usefulness depends upon the character of the user.”
“Always vote for principle, though you may vote alone, and you may cherish the sweetest reflection that your vote is never lost.”
John Quincy Adams
“Let each citizen remember at the moment he is offering his vote that he is not making a present or a compliment to please an individual–or at least that he ought not so to do; but that he is executing one of the most solemn trusts in human society for which he is accountable to God and his country. ”
Samuel Adams, The Writings of Samuel Adams, Harry Alonzo Cushing, editor (New York: G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 1907), Vol. IV, p. 256.
“Look well to the characters and qualifications of those you elect and raise to office and places of trust. ”
Matthias Burnett, Pastor of the First Baptist Church in Norwalk, An Election Sermon, Preached at Hartford, on the Day of the Anniversary Election, May 12, 1803 (Hartford: Printed by Hudson & Goodwin, 1803), p. 27.
“When you become entitled to exercise the right of voting for public officers, let it be impressed on your mind that God commands you to choose for rulers, “just men who will rule in the fear of God.” The preservation of government depends on the faithful discharge of this duty; if the citizens neglect their duty and place unprincipled men in office, the government will soon be corrupted; laws will be made, not for the public good so much as for selfish or local purposes; corrupt or incompetent men will be appointed to execute the laws; the public revenues will be squandered on unworthy men; and the rights of the citizens will be violated or disregarded. If a republican government fails to secure public prosperity and happiness, it must be because the citizens neglect the divine commands, and elect bad men to make and administer the laws. ”
Noah Webster, History of the United States (New Haven: Durrie & Peck, 1832), pp. 336-337, ¦49.
“Now more than ever the people are responsible for the character of their Congress. If that body be ignorant, reckless, and corrupt, it is because the people tolerate ignorance, recklessness, and corruption.”
James Garfield, “A Century of Congress” published in Atlantic, July 1877.
“Impress upon children the truth that the exercise of the elective franchise is a social duty of as solemn a nature as man can be called to perform; that a man may not innocently trifle with his vote; that every elector is a trustee as well for others as himself and that every measure he supports has an important bearing on the interests of others as well as on his own. ”
Daniel Webster, The Works of Daniel Webster (Boston: Little, Brown, and Company, 1853), Vol. II, p. 108.
Stay in Touch!
As always my goals are to best represent District 34’s views and interests, keep my oath to protect and defend the U.S. and State Constitutions, restrain government influence, keep taxes low, and support legislation that is constitutional, economical, and moral. I always appreciate feedback from voters and citizens. As you probably know, citizen input is very important and influential. When you and others contact legislators, they have the power and incentives to protect rights and keep their oaths. Together, we can keep Idaho great and free.
You and your friends can contact your legislators to make your views known by emailing or calling them. To find your representatives’ and senators’ contact information you can go here, http://legislature.idaho.gov/about/idmap2.pdf and here to get the addresses and phone numbers for them: http://legislature.idaho.gov/house/membership.cfm http://legislature.idaho.gov/senate/membership.cfm
Rep Ronald Nate
Revenue and Taxation
Judiciary, Rules, and Administration
Environment, Energy, and Technology
State Capitol | P.O. Box 83720 | Boise, Idaho 83720-0081 | (208) 403-3609