East Idaho Elects: Two candidates competing to be District 35 Seat B representative in primary race

East Idaho Elects: Two candidates competing to be District 35 Seat B representative in primary race

Chad Christensen, left, and Josh Wheeler with his wife, Laramie. | Courtesy photos IDAHO FALLS – For District 35 Seat B, Republican incumbent Chad Christensen of Ammon is being challenged by Republican Josh Wheeler, also of Ammon, in the upcoming primary election. EastIdahoNews.com sent them both the same eight questions. Their answers below were required to be 250 words or less. To learn more about Christensen’s campaign, visit his Facebook page. You can also visit Josh Wheeler’s campaign page here. District 35 includes all of Teton, Caribou and Bear Lake counties, and a portion of Bonneville and Bannock County. The primary will be held on May 17. The general election is on Nov. 8. Tell us about yourself — include information about your family, career, education, volunteer work and any prior experience in public office. Christensen: Born in Idaho Falls, graduated Ricks College in Rexburg with an associate degree in criminal justice. Graduated Idaho State University in Pocatello with a bachelor’s degree in political science. I served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in San Diego, California and served 12 years in law enforcement (eight years for the state of Idaho as a parole officer and a welfare fraud investigator); U.S. Army veteran; member of the Military Police Regimental Association, American Legion, John Birch Society, Idaho Farm Bureau, Idaho Second Amendment Alliance, and the NRA (received A+ score for pro-gun voting); endorsed by Gun Owners of America; Idaho Freedom Foundation average score — 99%; […]

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