My Opponent’s Freedom Index Record – March 23, 2016

The below graphics are a snapshot Rep. Bell’s 2016 voting record – for the last day of the 2016 legislative session. Notice how more than two-thirds of the legislature voted better than her? She voted quite liberal.

Admittedly, the Idaho Freedom Foundation, is a hard grader. But wouldn’t you prefer her voting record to be in the top one-third to one-half? One vote in particular makes for a contrast: Her vote against the 2nd Amendment to keep and bear arms. She prefers gun control over freedom –  which is 180 degrees opposite of my position.

Don’t get me wrong. I respect Rep. Bell’s 28 years of service. She’s been a trooper, but 28 years is a little long for a “citizen” legislator. 

It’s difficult to feather out her voting record. Ever read a bill or tried to learn a representative’s voting record? It takes time and it’s not easy. But, from my research, I can say this: I would have voted with her about 30 percent of the time!

The Idaho Freedom Foundation Grading

Here is the Freedom Index, by category – click on each to see a larger graphic…

All Rated Bills (March 25, 2016)



Economic Freedom (March 25, 2016)



Individual Liberty (Mar 3, 2016)



Work Place Freedom (Mar 3, 2016)

Click here to lean why I jumped into the race.

Reggy Sternes

Reggy was a Republican Primary candidate for the State of Idaho House of Representatives (District 25A) in 2016. He believes in limited government, individual liberty and supports the Bill of Rights and more state sovereignty. The National Riffle Association endorsed him over the incumbent - he received an "A" grade. He is pro-life and supports a free-market approach to improve schools and health care. He holds bachelor degrees from the University of Idaho and Idaho State University and a master degree from Oregon State University. Sternes is a 23 year U.S. Navy combat-zone veteran, earned 23 individual and unit medals and ribbons, and obtained the rank of Commander.

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