Responsible Leadership

Representing Madison & Bonneville Counties

After serving 2 years in the Idaho House of Representatives, I am running for Senate.

“I love the people of East Idaho and the surroundings we enjoy. This is a great place to live and raise a family,” said Ricks during his announcement speech. “Because of this and my desire to serve my community, I am formally announcing my candidacy for Idaho Senate District 34.”

Issues I’m Running On

I am focusing a large portion of my campaign on education. Visiting school districts across the country has allowed me to understand the core values of our teachers and the necessities that our youth need to make Idaho a competitor in education.


Education is a priority if we are to keep our kids from leaving the area.

Economic Development

We need to think and do things differently if we are to attract quality employers.

Responsible Leadership

As your representative I will make my votes based on your needs, not someone in Boise.

Latest News

The latest news about the campaign and what is going on with Doug.

In an unanticipated move yesterday, Governor Little vetoed my House Bill 384a

In an unanticipated move yesterday, Governor Little vetoed my House Bill 384a - the Idaho Wrongful Conviction Act. This bill passed both the House and the Senate with only one no vote. I am shocked and disappointed the Governor took this action based on the overwhelming support from legislators and the general public. Because of the Governor's veto, Idaho will remain

My Opponent’s Voting Record

photo credit: BYUI Scroll   Recently a website popped up that has my opponent's voting record. It is an interesting read and worthwhile for anyone wanting to research the candidate's positions on a lot of this past sessions legislative issues. Below is the text (reprinted with permission) from RonNatesRecord.com: https://youtu.be/oJh0pRUILn0 Ron Nate is Working Hard, Just Not for You


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