House Race: Who Stands FOR Health Freedom?

Our Survey Results regarding informed consent, parental rights, citizen rights, access to CBD oil and holistic practitioner licensing. 

Health Freedom Idaho sent out candidate surveys to those running for office to see where they stand on health freedom, parental rights and informed consent. Those who responded have a link to the survey. Health Freedom Idaho does not endorse any candidate. This information is by no means exhaustive its intention to provide you a tiny bit of insight regarding those candidates who wished to participate in our surveys that pertains to health freedom or parental rights. We invite you to share quotes, resources, information on town hall meetings that may provide insight regarding the candidates in the comments below. Health Freedom Idaho wants to help educate voters as you head to the voting both. We want you to have the information that you need in order to make the best decision for you and your family. We also complied the voting records for the current Senators and Representatives on several key pieces of legislation. Not sure what district you will be voting in? Check here:

District 2

John Green
learn more about John at his campaign website:

Regarding the rights of government and the rights of citizens: 

The Government has no “rights”. All rights are inherent in citizens. The government has to keep citizens apprised as to risks dangers of anything that might adversely affect their health or safety. Citizens have a right to such information.

Regarding informed consent:

I believe we have an inalienable right to determine our own course when it comes to health care, which includes using any substance available if we determine that it will improve our health, protect us from disease, or benefit our quality of life. I believe parents have an inalienable right and an absolute duty, to make health care and education decisions on behalf of their children. Informed consent is usually the safest option, and it should be required if there is any doubt as to the safety of any procedure or conduct that affects the public. The proper role of government is to protect the lives, liberty and property of its citizens. Informed consent is a good tool for the government to exercise that duty. 

District 5A

Hari Heath
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Regarding informed consent: 

Informed should mean honest accurate information not the usual biased or fraudulent “facts” Consent means voluntary action including the ability to effectively say no.

Regarding licensing of practitioners

The state should end licensing and move it to professional associations who regulate their members to maintain their reputations, ending state-sanctioned monopolies and opening free choice in a few markets.

District 11A

Josh Gibbons

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Regarding the licensing of holistic practitioners:

I do not believe government intrusion into the free market is the best solution. As a consumer, choosing any medical treatment, I should make an informed decision based on recommendations and credentials when I choose to seek help. I believe in free market self-policing.

Regarding informed consent and parental rights

At the end of the day, you alone are responsible for the health of your family. The government has no business intruding into how you seek to heal or maintain your health.

District 11B

Tammy Nichols
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Regarding CPS involvement when medical treatment is refused.

Parents always have the right to make medical decisions, and what is in the best interest for their children. The HD (Health Department) and CPS are not the parents and should only intervene when clear abuse and/or neglect are occurring. 

Regarding holistic licensing

I believe that over licensing and regulation is occurring and that the free market will do the best job overall. 

District 25A

Glenneda Zuiderveld
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Regarding CPS involvement over treatment of a gravely ill child

Parents have the ultimate right.  It is not the governments roll to regulate this. 

Regarding the rights of parents and the government

I am for parental choice and health choice.  The original purpose of government is to preserve liberties not to restrict and regulate our freedoms to choose. 

District 25B

Lyle Johnstone

learn more about Lyle at his campaign website:

Regarding Holistic Healthcare Licensing

Does this type licensing improve quality of care? Or is it limiting quality people that would be able readily pass licensing? Is it for the Business of licensing?!

Regarding the vaccine exemption form

IN FAVOR of a bill of clarification

District 32

Chad Christensen
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Regarding Parental Rights

I am against the intrusion of privacy by the government. The government needs to stay out of my parenting. It needs to cease trying to be a nanny and thinking they know best for my children and me. I am for absolute freedom of choice in regards to medical issues of my family. Except for blatant child abuse (physical and sexual), the government should have no authority over my children. The government should always receive permission from its people to operate and perform tasks. The government continually oversteps its boundaries year after year. A strong line in the sand needs to be drawn. I have inalienable rights whether the government recognizes them or not.

Regarding the vaccine exemption form

IN FAVOR of a bill of clarification





1ABob VickaryousHeather Scott (I)
Ellen WeissmanMike Boeck
1BStephen F. HowlettSage Dixon (I)
2AMaria AndrewsVito Barbieri (I)
Fritz Wiedenhoff
2BAlanna BrooksJohn Green
Richard KohlesDoug Okuniewicz
3ANo candidateRon Mendive (I)
3BDan HanksKathy Sims
Tony Wisniewski
4AJanie HansenJim Addis
Rebecca Schroeder
4BShem HanksPaul Amador (I)
Roger Garlock
5AMargaret GannonBill Goesling
Hari Heath
5BTerry HardmanCaroline Nilsson Troy (I)
Laurene Sorensen
6ANo candidateThyra Stevenson (I)
6BJohn RuscheMike Kingsley (I)
7ANo candidatePriscilla Giddings (I)
Ryan Lawrence
Shannon McMillan
7BNo candidatePaul Shepherd (I)
Phil Hart
8ANo candidateTerry F. Gestrin (I)
8BNo candidateDorothy Moon (I)
9AAllen SchmidRyan Kerby (I)
Lorrie Richins
9BChase Van WeerdhuizenJudy Boyle (I)
10ASead MuradbegovicJarom Wagoner (I)
10BChelsea Gaona-LincolnGreg Chaney (I)
11ANo candidateScott Syme (I)
Josh Gibbons
11BBrian ErtzKirk Adams
Scott Brock
David Lincoln
Tammy Nichols
Kathryn Ralstin
12APatricia Day HartwellRobert Anderst (I)
12BNo candidateRick Youngblood (I)
13ANo candidateBrent Crane (I)
13BChris HoGary Collins (I)
Lori Shewmaker
14AJane M. RohlingMike Moyle (I)
14BNo candidateGayann DeMordaunt (I)
15ASteve BerchLynn Luker (I)
15BJake EllisPatrick McDonald (I)
16AJohn McCrostie (I)Graham Paterson
16BRob MasonJim Silsby
Colin Nash
Geoff Stephenson
George Tway
Barb Vanderpool
17AJohn L. Gannon (I)Anthony Dephue
Randy Johnson
17BSusan Chew (I)Kevin Rhoades
18AIlana Rubel (I)No candidate
18BBrooke GreenSteve Simmons
19AMathew Erpelding (I)Gary Parent II
Mark Patten
19BMelissa Wintrow (I)No candidate
20ANo candidateJoe Palmer (I)Daniel S. Weston (Constitution)
20BNo candidateJames Holtzclaw (I)
21AJoshua RobinsonSteven Harris (I)
21BNo candidateTom Dayley (I)
22ANo candidateJohn Vander Woude (I)
22BNo candidateJason Monks (I)
Ronald DeBlauw
23ANo candidateChristy Zito (I)
Oscar Evans
23BNo candidateMegan C. Blanksma (I)
24ANo candidateLance Clow (I)
24BDeborah SilverRocky FerrenburgAnthony Tomkins (Constitution)
Linda Wright Hartgen
25ANo candidateLaurie Lickley
B. Roy Prescott
Glenneda Zuiderveld
25BNo candidateClark Kauffman (I)
Lyle Johnstone
26AMuffy DavisSteve Miller (I)
26BSally Toone (I)Mike McFadyen
27ANo candidateScott Bedke (I)
27BNo candidateFred Wood (I)
Kevin Williams
28ASteve LandonRandy Armstrong (I)
28BNo candidateGary Aldous
Kevin Andrus
Kay Jenkins
Dennis Spencer
29AChris AbernathyDustin W. Manwaring (I)
Sean Fay
29BElaine Smith (I)Kevin BrownSierra Carta (L)
Molly Swallow
30APat TuckerJeffrey Thompson (I)
Gary Marshall
30BNo candidateWendy Horman (I)
Randy Neal
31ANo candidateNeil Anderson (I)
31BNo candidateJulie VanOrden (I)
Julianne Young
32ANo candidateMarc Gibbs (I)
32BNo candidateThomas Loertscher (I)
Chad Christensen
33AJim De AngelisBarbara Ehardt (I)
33BGeorge MorrisonBryan N. Zollinger (I)
34ANo candidateRonald M. Nate (I)
Doug Ricks
34BNo candidateElaine King
Marshall Merrell
Britt Raybould
35ANo candidateDaniel Davis
Jerald Raymond
35BJerry L. BrowneKarey Hanks (I)
Rod Furniss

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