Local businessman, Zach Brooks, is running for the Idaho State Senate in District 11.
Brooks, who grew up west of Kuna, graduated from Lewis-Clark State College with a degree in Business Administration, emphasis in Accounting. He and Tiffanie, his wife of 13 years, have 6 children whom they homeschool.
Over the past several years, Brooks has been disappointed that the Legislature has decided to raise taxes, increase spending, expand inefficient health care programs and waste resources on failed education policies.
Brooks knows from experience that excessive taxation and over-regulation hurts farmers and small businesses. “Despite recent claims of being the least regulated State in the Union, Idaho still has far too many onerous regulations that make it harder than it should be for entrepreneurs to start or invest and expand their businesses in Idaho. To top it off, elected officials have been creating unfair advantages for their favorite businesses via tax exemptions and urban renewal. It has to stop,” he says.
Particularly troubling for Brooks is the level at which federal tax dollars drive policy in Idaho, from land management to transportation to education.
“I believe the Legislature could do more to implement conservative solutions that are driven by local citizen input, rather than lobbyists and out-of-state organizations. I have and will continue to promote legislation that reduces property taxes, weakens federal education control, and limits spending so that the American dream can once again become a reality for those that grew up here,” Brooks stated.
When not running his investment company, Brooks spends time as a board member of Love In the Name of Christ Treasure Valley and the Center for Self Governance. He is also a volunteer coach for Kuna Youth Sports. In the past, Brooks has served as Chairman of the Board for the Idaho Second Amendment Alliance.
“The hard working people of District 11 deserve a Senator who will advocate for their prosperity. I will be that Senator,” Brooks said.