I’m Matthew Larsen and I’m running for the Idaho House of Representatives. After sitting on the political “sidelines” for so long, watching in frustration as my generation’s future has been compromised time and time again, I decided to get involved. I successfully ran for Precinct Committeeman for the Republican Party in Bannock County during the 2012 elections. After campaigning for Ron Paul and seeing how he and his supporters were treated by the Republican establishment, it quickly became apparent to me that the two-party system doesn't work.
After being told to choose between big-government Democrats and big-government Republicans for so long, I decided we needed a third choice in Pocatello.
There is no freedom in choosing between a party that wants control of your wallet and a party that wants control of your personal life. As a Libertarian, I support the right of the individual to keep his or her hard-earned money. I support the individual’s right to privacy. I support the individual’s right to marry whomever they like. I support the right of the individual to defend his or herself, and to keep the necessary tools to do so. It is not the charge of the government to interfere in our personal or professional lives.
If elected, it will be my mission to decrease the influence of Washington, D.C. in Idaho and decrease Boise’s influence in Bannock County. I believe that the people of Pocatello should decide how to live their lives.
Thank you for your time and support,
Matthew Douglas Larsen