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RIGGS: Focuses on real issues

| May 16, 2020 1:00 AM

Are you as tired as I am of the political divisions and the focus in our state legislature on matters that don’t address our most pressing needs? Our representatives are wasting time on issues that don’t improve our ability to run businesses, help our citizens thrive or educate our children to the levels this world requires for a successful life.

It’s time for a change and I believe Peter Riggs is the right choice for Idaho State Senate in Legislative District 3.

I had the pleasure of sitting down with Peter recently to discuss the issues facing Idaho and where he stands. What stood out immediately was his willingness to listen, resulting in a respectful dialogue even on issues where we may disagree.

His job as former CEO of Pita Pit was to help franchisees solve problems; noting that one size does not fit all, he helped them find solutions unique to their businesses. He brings a similar approach to governing in Idaho.

Whether it’s education, property taxes or growth, Peter is interested in innovation, offering different ideas and new ways of thinking to the critical issues at hand. He offers authenticity and a sincere desire to work together to preserve the Idaho we love.

Idaho is changing. Growth is happening. We need 21st century leadership to bridge the differences among us and provide reasonable solutions on which our future depends.

How we respond today, will determine our future. I believe Peter Riggs is part of the solution. I hope you’ll join me in supporting Peter Riggs for Idaho State Senate.

ANDY SMITH

Dalton Gardens