Frank VanderSloot Endorses Russ Fulcher For Congress - Russ Fulcher for Congress

Frank VanderSloot Endorses Russ Fulcher For Congress

Emily Larsen
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Meridian, ID – Melaleuca CEO and co-founder Frank VanderSloot and his wife Belinda released a statement Tuesday announcing their endorsement of Republican Russ Fulcher for Congress. The VanderSloots are long-time supporters of Republican causes in Idaho and nationwide, and renowned philanthropists.

“After a careful review of all of the candidates running for Idaho’s First Congressional District (both Republican and Democrat), Belinda and I are enthusiastically endorsing Russ Fulcher,” said VanderSloot. “There are several high quality candidates running this year, but I feel that Russ Fulcher is the most qualified to be the next Representative in Congress for Idaho. Russ has the leadership experience in business and state government that makes him uniquely qualified to represent Idahoans in Washington DC. He is a wise and practical conservative and a very hard worker. He is a strong leader, but listens to others. He is a unifier, not a divider. I have been impressed with his solid commitment to always doing the right thing. Belinda and I are pleased to offer him our full support.”

“I am grateful and humbled to have the endorsement of the VanderSloots,” said Fulcher. “As entrepreneurs they have created thousands of Idaho jobs and put millions into philanthropic endeavors in our state — including the funding of a charter school in Idaho Falls. The VanderSloots are a prime example of the fabric that gives Idaho its strength. I’m honored to have their support in my race for Congress.”


Russ Fulcher is a fourth-generation Idahoan who grew up on a dairy farm in Meridian. He has multiple upper education degrees from Idaho Institutions, spent 24 years in Idaho’s technology industry where he conducted business worldwide. Russ also served 10 years in the statehouse as a Senate leader, and currently operates a commercial real estate business. He and his wife Kara, have three adult children; Meghan, Benjamin, and Nicole.