Meet Dave

In some circles, Dave Leroy has become an Idaho Icon. Raising a family, building a law business, serving the needs of his clients and devoting his free time to civic and charitable purposes throughout the State. Dave exemplifies the role of an involved community member.

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In some circles, Dave Leroy has become an Idaho Icon.  His distinguished career in public service has included terms as Ada County Prosecutor, Idaho Attorney General, Idaho Lt. Governor, Acting Governor of Idaho for 254 days and United States Nuclear Waste Negotiator.

For the past 20 years, Dave has held the highest title in our land: citizen.  Raising a family, building a law business, serving the needs of his clients and devoting his free time to civic and charitable purposes throughout the State.  Dave exemplifies the role of an involved community member.

Known as Idaho’s “Mr. Lincoln”, Dave is a book and article author, and a constant speaker on the GOP Lincoln Day circuit and for the Idaho Humanities Council explaining the historic relationship of the 16th President to our State and even challenging listeners with a lecture on “What would Abraham Lincoln say to Donald Trump?”  Nancy and Dave Leroy donated 210 Lincoln artifacts to the permanent 5 room “Lincoln Legacy” museum exhibit at the Idaho Archives Building.  Other Lincoln historical items from Leroy are on display in the Idaho Statehouse, in and around the Lincoln Auditorium.

Raised in Lewsiton, educated in Moscow at the University of Idaho, Dave holds three college degrees, including a Juris Doctorate and Masters of Law.  He is a grandfather with two children, Jordan a lawyer and mom, and Adam, an archaeologist and father. Nancy, Dave’s wife, is a former Miss Boise and Miss Boise State University and has a degree in Sociology from that institution.

As a lawyer Dave has appeared three times before the United States Supreme Court.  During 2007-2009, he served as chairman of the Governor’s Council of the United States Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission.

Dave Leroy has well earned his reputation as an able and effective problem solver at all levels in our Nation.

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Conservative Principles

Taxes & Spending

The tax code in Washington is broken. It punishes our businesses with the highest corporate tax rate in the world, is riddled with carve-outs for special interests, and is onerous upon single citizens and families. Americans even spend more than $230 million and 6 billion hours each year just to comply with tax law! It’s time to make our tax code simple and fair. We need to lower rates across the board for every family and provide American businesses with a competitive economic advantage in the global marketplace.

Republicans and Democrats in Congress have an addiction to spending – they authorize, borrow and print money even when we don’t have the funds to pay for it! This addiction will soon destroy the republic. America carries the burden of $20 trillion in debt - that’s $60,000 for every man, woman, and child. We spend $1.14 for each dollar in revenue collected. As an Idaho businessman, I know that tough choices need to be made to restore fiscal sanity in Washington and balance the budget. The time is now to slash spending, remove duplicative programs and agencies, and get our fiscal house in order.

Government Reform

Dave Leroy will be a Congressman who will shake up Washington. It is broken and only with fundamental changes will it ever get back on track. He supports term-limits and will increase transparency so people know what their government is doing.

Immigration Reform and Border Security

The United States has always been and remains today the last beacon of hope for those seeking liberty and freedom. We must have a system that works for both Americans and those who would become lawful citizens and work and live here. Our nation will cease to exist as we know it without strong border security and an unwavering commitment to the rule of law. That is why it is imperative to stop talking about both enforcing our existing rules and strengthening the wall along the southern border and do it. Congress, the Administration, and our citizens must collaborate on a prompt solution. Further, we need to vigorously vet anyone seeking to immigrate into our country. Every person wanting to enjoy the benefits of working and living in America should be willing to assimilate, pay taxes, and positively contribute to society.

100% Pro-life

The right to life is a God-given gift enshrined in our nation’s founding documents. But it is a right that is often under attack. The federal government annually funnels over $500 million to Planned Parenthood, helping them perform more than 300,000 abortions each year. This is an unacceptable use of public funds. We must always be a nation which protects the most vulnerable in our society: those in the womb, the infirm, and the elderly.

Education and Career Training

The time has come to take and complete the significant, symbolic and constitutionally appropriate step of abolishing the US Department of Education. With 4000 employees and a roughly $70 billion budget, the national bureaucracy and its strings and rules have done far too much to impede local and creative classroom teaching, states flexibility and even school choice. Federal funding transfers for vital programs can be maintained and made more effective by decision making at the local district and state levels. Let’s admit that the US Constitution does not make the pupil, parent, teacher relationship a federal function.

Healthcare Reform

The Affordable Care Act has been everything but affordable for Idaho. More than 37% of our insurance premiums now have a $5,000 or higher deductible and premiums rose by 24% last year alone. Obamacare is the worst government-made disaster in American history. It must be destroyed and dismantled. We must get government out of the insurance business and recreate a market-based health care system that lowers premiums and protects the patient-physician relationship. The states, not the national government, should administer high-risk pools for those citizens with special high-risk needs.

2nd Amendment

The 2nd Amendment is crystal clear: The American right to own a firearm shall not be infringed. As with any other freedom, we must be ever vigilant in defending this right. Recent events constantly confirm at home and in public places, the wisdom of this founding principle in defense of persons and property. Hunting too is an important part of the Idaho Culture. I will ever stand to ensuring our right to keep and bear arms.

National Security

America is engaged in a war against an uncompromising, dangerous and lethal ideology. To defeat radical Islamic terrorism, we need courageous leadership on the world stage and to provide our military and law enforcement with the resources to defend the homeland and win abroad. Additionally, after eight years of leading from behind during the Obama Administration, America should vigorously embrace its unique role in the world and create coalitions to protect our interests. Congress should precisely define our national interests and objectives in each conflict where our troops are engaged abroad.

Idaho Lands

The two largest landowners in Idaho recently met together in Boise for the first time in state history: The Secretary of the Interior and the Secretary of Agriculture! The last thing Idaho needs is more Washington bureaucrats dictating to us how to use and manage our lands. Yet that is exactly the system of oppressive regulation we have created. The people of Idaho should have a much louder voice as to what management, harvest, recreation, and balance is best for Idaho natural lands. The Trump Administration is willing, if Congress will lead, to revise and rebalance the regulations which hamstring both federal managers and Idaho citizens with excessive costs, litigation and unproductive activities. Lets fish and hunt and hike and work on and in our federal lands as free citizens enjoying the natural bounty responsibly.

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