Limit Government so Idahoans may live.... Prosperous, Productive, and Peaceful Lives.
To know where we are going,
we first must know where we have been.

Stand with me on:
• Balancing and protecting our quality of life with economic development and employment opportunities • Private property rights, state’s rights

• Free market, reduction in government regulations

• The right to own and bear arms

• Intelligent use of natural resources

• Pro-life policies

Idahoans know best about how to manage our land and water
 We don’t believe in decimating our lands held in trust for the use of recreation, resource extraction, and wildlife habitation. It is imperative that we continue to share in the use and management of our public lands. 

Timber production and forestry management needs to return to the common sense practices that operated for over 75 years. We can learn from past mistakes to produce healthy economies and beautiful healthy forests and clean water. It can be much better than before.

The mineral extraction industry has learned how to return the land to even better and more prosperous land uses after extraction has been completed. Have you been following the market on gold, silver, copper and other natural metals that we have an abundance of here in Idaho? Is there a reason we are regulating ourselves out of the market and choking off yet another precious lifeline of economic and environmental possibilities? 

I’ve said for years that the Northern Canadian grey wolf was illegally introduced into Idaho, decimates our elk herds and continues to damage our livestock industry and our economy. We had our own timber wolves which were not extinct. 

I’m a fourth generation Idahoan. My extensive experience in public service and government gives me knowledge, experience, and proven track record. You can count on my mission to make our economy and environment viable again, at both the local and state levels.

Time is of the essence and I mean business. Now I need your vote.

"My ancestors..... gave me and my family a pretty nice place to live here in Idaho. I'd like to pass that way of life on to our kids. It's changed since my great-grandfather's time, adn it will change again. But if we keep working hard and keep our focus, it'll stay a pretty nice place to live."

Gestrin, Idaho State Representative

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We won with 64.4% of the Votes!!

The appreciation I feel for everyone that helped with my campaign is difficult to express in a few short words. The way this campaign came together was truly heart warming. The volunteers and support from McCall to Idaho City from Letha to Leadore is what it took to win. I am proud and very humble to continue to work for you as your Idaho State Representative.

To say thank you, does not seem enough, although, it is a start. Thank you to all who offered your help. Thank you to all who asked for signs and put them up in your yards and windows and to all who contributed money, time, talents, and prayers. Thank you, Dave Kirk, for being my treasurer. Most importantly, thank you to all who went to the polls and voted.

                                                                                                                                    Warmest Regards,

                                                                                                                                    Terry F. Gestrin

Vision for the Future!

 Are you more than a little disturbed at what you’re seeing in politics these days?Me too.I don’t believe current government

decision-making is representative of what you and I stand for, especially during these tough economic times. Where we have been, the rich heritage we share, may well be for nothing if we continue to permit unnecessary government instrusion. We can have a much more positive outlook ahead of us.

Limiting government is more than a slogan. It is a standard that when put into practice is hard, incredibly hard. It means reversing a machine that has been going in the wrong regulatory direction. But it is the right choice. It’s the only way to start digging out of a negative spiral. And we need to do it NOW, before it gets too far. We must put the people in office that have the backbone to make those hard decisions. Join me in leading Idaho to a new future.

I’m a fourth generation Idahoan, conservative, right of center but not extreme right. I’m not about big government, making a big name for myself, or allowing big interests to buy me or you.

Time is of the essence. Now I need your vote.


             Terry GESTRIN
          Idaho State     
       District 8, Seat A


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P.O. Box 399
Donnelly, Idaho 83615

Phone:  208-325-8844
Cell:  208-634-6450

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