Stephanie-Mickelsen

Stephanie Mickelsen for Legislative District 32

When Mark and I started farming in Bonneville County, thirty-four years ago, life was drastically different than it is today.  Bonneville County is facing explosive growth which is causing stress to everyday Idahoans. My family and I have benefited from the schools, businesses, recreation, health care, and social aspects of this great area of the state. I began my community service as a first-grade art mom, and today I am serving as the Chair of the American Farm Bureau Labor Committee and trustee of the College of Eastern Idaho. My experiences, education, and connections have enriched my life and broadened my horizons. I am running to ensure that families can continue to live and work here in Eastern Idaho. Idahoans expect competent, efficient, conservative government. Join me in forging a great future for not only Bonneville County but all of Idaho.

"I have operated businesses for the past 30 years, the amount of government regulations have continued to  grow exponentially.  Government needs to remove many of these obstacles that they have created. Free markets will generally dictate the needs of a society better than government regulations."

- Stephanie Mickelsen

Endorsements

"As a committed conservative I wholeheartedly endorse Stephanie Mickelsen. Stephanie is a smart business owner who cares about investing in our community and making sure government plays the right role in building communities. She is an independent thinker, a great listener and a gifted leader. Stephanie loves our community and is invested in the future of Idaho. Stephanie Mickelsen will be an incredible asset to the Idaho Legislature."

-Park & Sharon Price


"We have found Stephanie to be determined, hard working and an effective problem solver. Stephanie has been generous with her knowledge and resources to help other business owners succeed. When issues arise and there is a roadblock, Stephanie has the ability and creativity to find a way.  She is a deep thinker and this allows for her to make solid, reasoned decisions. Stephanie’s experience truly sets her apart. Stephanie is a great leader and will represent Eastern Idaho with the integrity we stand for and the skill to actually get things done."

- Brad & Andrea Hall

"Stephanie Mickelsen has a gift for getting along with people from all walks of life. She is a connector. Stephanie has a well-earned track record of successful businesses and is respected throughout our community. Stephanie has a unique understanding of what it means to live and work in Eastern Idaho.  She pays great attention to detail and never procrastinates what can be accomplished today. District 32 would be lucky to be represented by such an experienced and skilled leader."

- Ken Taylor

"We have had the pleasure to know Stephanie Mickelson for years. She is a woman of action, who has served our community on countless boards and callings. Stephanie is in touch with our local politics and understands the needs of business. She listens to the needs of the community and then gets to work creating community-wide solutions. Stephanie is a doer.  Stephanie is grounded in her faith, runs a family business and is connected to our way of life here in Idaho. It is our pleasure to endorse Stephanie Mickelsen for the Idaho House of Representatives."

-Dave & Monica Kuhn

 

 

"We are pleased to endorse Stephanie Mickelsen for the Idaho legislature.  In her current role on the community college board, Stephanie is a relentless advocate.  She puts in the time and does her homework—she will come to each issue in the legislature well-prepared.  As a business owner and leader, she understands the issues that affect Idahoans.  She is not only a great leader but also will work well with other legislators to come to good, common-sense solutions.  We’ve seen this first-hand.  We are happy she will be representing our legislative district."

-Sean & Jessi Coletti

"Stephanie has a great sense of integrity and a high code of ethics.  She can be trusted in speaking and working for all our best interests.  She values, yet knows how to balance, the differing interests affecting our Community, State and Nation. Stephanie is an astute business woman but also works hard for our Community, State and Nation.  She is resourceful in working through problems and other issues.  She is good at and isn't afraid to bring together divergent groups, opinions and interests to find common ground for results agreeable to all (so important in our society and the Legislature) and the greater good of the Community, State and Nation. I've known Stephanie for many years and have seen her interest and dedication in and to our Community and State affairs grow.  Her actions in the past has proven she can get things done."

- Lane R. Archibald

"Stephanie Mickelsen is one of the bright lights here in Idaho Falls, and frankly, the state! Stephanie is experienced, a careful listener and a pragmatic problem solver. She will be an incredible asset to the legislature and the future of Idaho. I am proud to support Stephanie Mickelsen to represent District 32." 

-Bart Davis

We are supporting the candidacy of Stephanie Mickelsen for the State of Idaho House of Representative.  Stephanie will be a no-nonsense advocate for responsive and responsible government.  She has the skills and the drive to get to the core of issues facing our state and then more importantly, recommending a competent course of action to resolve them.  A vote for her will not be regretted.

-Art & Renee Rammell

Fiscal Responsibility

Idahoans expect the most efficient use of their tax dollars. I am a committed fiscal conservative. Taxpayer funds should be treated with incredible care and respect. The future of Idaho will require trusted and experienced leadership. 

  • Create a competitive tax structure that supports long term vision
  • Property taxes that are equitable and fair
  • Idaho has one of the strongest economies in the nation which allows us to make good investments for the future and cut taxes. 
  • Limited government is the most efficient government 

"Education was a value that my parents taught me from a young age. I’ve been blessed with opportunities through the mentorship of great teachers in my life. Education opens the doors to the world. We need to continue to build a better society through quality educational opportunities for all in our communities."

- Stephanie Mickelsen

Education

Idaho has done a good job efficiently utilizing our education dollars. However, recent years have exposed the cracks in the delivery of education in our state. The demands of industry have changed and schools must be equipped to adapt. Businesses are looking at skill proficiency rather than degrees. This is a challenge that we must meet. 

  • Community colleges are a critical piece of higher education in Idaho 
  • Education decisions are best made at the local level
  •  Our education system must offer diverse opportunities to Idaho students. 
  • “Go-on” programs in Idaho need to prepare students to meet the demands of the future 
  • Increase parental choice and involvement which results in higher-achieving students

"Growing up in a household with 2 working parents, I learned the value of work early on. Throughout my life I’ve worked hard and recognize that the people of Bonneville county need someone that will work hard for them."

- Stephanie Mickelsen

Growth

Growth cannot be ignored, and quality leadership and vision is critical to the sustainable future of our area. We have the opportunity, through careful and clear-minded planning to protect limited resources while promoting business friendly policy. 

  • New growth needs to pay for itself 
  • Less regulation for businesses and individuals
  • Protect limited resources for future generations

"I have 12 little grandchildren, they are Mark and my whole world. They need quality education, affordable places to live, and free market opportunities! I am running to ensure that generations to come will get to benefit from our beautiful corner of Idaho."

- Stephanie Mickelsen