Author: Russ Fulcher

Strong Support for Russ Fulcher for Congress


MEDIA CONTACT:
Steve Ackerman
(208) 860-8055
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Boise, ID – After recently announcing his candidacy for Idaho’s 1st Congressional District, Russ Fulcher is touting the support of a robust number of elected officials and community leaders. Fulcher also raised over $54,000 while fundraising for only seven days before the federal reporting deadline, June 30th.

“Russ has serious momentum,” said Senator Steve Vick (R-2). “Russ is a man of strong character, and he has the experience necessary to do an excellent job representing Idaho and fighting government overreach in Washington.”

“Russ is a strong candidate for Congress, and his campaign is off to a great start,” said Rep. John Vander Woude, Majority Caucus Chairman. “Russ will go to Washington DC and get things done without compromising his principles. We need people like him representing Idaho in Congress.”

Fulcher has received the endorsement of Congressman Raúl Labrador, the current and outgoing representative of Idaho’s 1st Congressional District. Elected officials in support of Fulcher include Tammy de Weerd, Mayor of Meridian and Fulcher’s hometown. Idaho Treasurer Ron Crane has announced his support of Russ as well.

Elected officials supporting Russ include:
Congressman Raul Labrador, 1st Congressional District
Idaho State Treasurer Ron Crane
Mayor Tammy de Weerd, Meridian
Trustee Mike Vuittonet, West Ada School Board
Sen. Chuck Winder (R-20), Assistant Majority Leader
Sen. Cliff Bayer (R-21)
Sen. Lori Den Hartog (R-22)
Sen. Lee Heider (R-24)
Sen. Dean Mortimer (R-30)
Sen. Mary Souza (R-4)
Sen. Steven Thayn (R-8)
Sen. Steve Vick (R-2)
Rep. John Vander Woude (R-22), Majority Caucus Chairman
Rep. Vito Barbieri (R-2)
Rep. Greg Cheney (R-10)
Rep. Sage Dixon (R-1)
Rep. Karey Hanks (R-35)
Rep. Steve Harris (R-21)
Rep. Mike Kingsley (R-6)
Rep. Ron Mendive (R-3)
Rep. Jason Monks (R-22)
Rep. Dorothy Moon (R-8)
Rep. Ron Nate (R-34)
Rep. Joe Palmer (R-20)
Rep. Heather Scott (R-1)
Rep. Christy Zito (R-23)

“To receive financial support and endorsements of this magnitude in such a short period of time is a real confidence builder,” said Fulcher.  “I believe we will succeed in winning the 1st Congressional District race and when we do, priority one will be right-sizing the relationship between Idaho and the federal government.”

Russ Fulcher represented the Treasure Valley in the Idaho State Senate from 2005 through 2014. In recognition for his conservative leadership in the Statehouse, his colleagues elected him the Senate Republican Caucus Leader in 6 of those 10 years. For more information about Russ Fulcher and his campaign, visit www.russfulcher.com.

Russ Fulcher Announces Bid For Congress


MEDIA CONTACT:
Steve Ackerman
(208) 860-8055
steve@russfulcher.com

Boise, ID – Former State Senator and current gubernatorial candidate Russ Fulcher announced today that he will be withdrawing from the Governor’s race and seek Idaho’s 1st Congressional District seat currently held by Rep. Raúl Labrador.

“I believe that government exists to serve the people, not the other way around,” said Fulcher. “Raúl and I have worked together for a long time to promote Idaho families and encourage government to act within its proper Constitutional role. We recognize the best way to serve the citizens of Idaho is to work together in complimentary roles. The 1st Congressional District race needs a candidate who will champion limited government and Idaho values. I am excited to offer my service to the people of Idaho to serve them in that capacity.”

Congressman Labrador, who is currently a candidate for Governor, said:

“I fully support Russ Fulcher in his bid to become the next Congressman from Idaho’s 1st District. Russ’ background as an international businessman, legislative Senate leader, and champion of small government makes him an excellent candidate for U.S. Congress. Having him serve in Washington DC would give me great confidence that the fight for liberty will continue. I am convinced that this is the best move for Republican party unity and also the best move to change the direction of our state and country.”

Russ Fulcher represented the Treasure Valley in the Idaho State Senate from 2005 through 2014. In recognition for his conservative leadership in the Statehouse, his colleagues elected him the Senate Republican Caucus Leader in 6 of those 10 years. For more information about Russ Fulcher and his campaign, visit www.russfulcher.com.

Blazing a Trail Across Idaho

 

By Russ Fulcher

2017 is off to a roaring start! My team and I have hit the road, spending time in many different parts of the state, and the people of Idaho have been very gracious to me! It has been my pleasure to listen and learn at each stop along the way.

Within the past month, much has happened! We participated in the McCall Winter Carnival Parade, attended the Region 7 GOP Lincoln Day Dinner in Idaho Falls, and tabled at the gun show in Burley. I was invited to speak to the Idaho Association of Finance Professionals, to parents and teachers at the Buck the Core Rally in Boise, and was a guest on the Mike Adams Show (590 KID Idaho Falls). I discussed land management with the cattlemen of Owyhee County and attended the Lincoln Day celebration in Emmett! Special thanks to my team for representing me in Elmore, Valley, Canyon, and Ada counties in the past week! Next stops include more county Lincoln Day celebrations.

Russ Fulcher represented the Treasure Valley in the Idaho State Senate from 2005 through 2014. In recognition for his conservative leadership in the Statehouse, his colleagues elected him the Senate Republican Caucus Leader in 6 of those 10 years. For more information about Russ Fulcher and his campaign, visit www.russfulcher.com.

TBT: Russ at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

 

By Russ Fulcher

When I was 17 years old, I was blessed with the honor of a lifetime: the opportunity to lay a wreath on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery. At the time I was one of two Idaho delegates elected by peers to visit Washington, DC for the student government training program, Boys Nation.

The American Legion sponsored the program, along with its local predecessor, Boys State.  Two representatives per state were selected and were housed at American University.  Early one morning prior to an Independence Day ceremony, I was greeted in my dorm room (unannounced) by three uniformed military officers.

They told me I had been “recruited” for duty, to place a wreath on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. It was an order, not a request.  When I asked “Why me,” I was told that no native Idahoan had ever fulfilled such duty, and protocol dictated that over time every state must be represented by a native-born wreath layer. I was never able to validate that statement, but the officers communicated that Wyoming was in the same situation, so a Wyoming delegate (pictured next to me in white) was also “recruited.”  My only qualification was that I was a native-born Idahoan.  But I had a problem: I had no suit. I thought it would be dishonorable to perform such a task in jeans and a T-shirt!  Thankfully, I was granted 15 minutes to run dorm to dorm trying to find a colleague about my size that had a suit I could borrow. The experience changed my life.

Russ Fulcher represented the Treasure Valley in the Idaho State Senate from 2005 through 2014. In recognition for his conservative leadership in the Statehouse, his colleagues elected him the Senate Republican Caucus Leader in 6 of those 10 years. For more information about Russ Fulcher and his campaign, visit www.russfulcher.com.