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- Published on Monday, 19 May 2014 19:35
The quickest way to compare candidates is to look at a few simple endorsements. That can give an overall picture of where a candidate stands. View the below two simple charts for comparing Jason Joel Robinson vs his opponent:
- Published on Sunday, 18 May 2014 20:32
In 2008, Dick Heller successful sued the District of Columbia in the case District of Columbia v. Heller 554 U.S. 570 (2008) where the United States Supreme Court ruled that Americans Citizens do in fact have an individual right to keep and bear arms.
Jason Joel Robinson is the State Secretary of the Republican Liberty Caucus of Idaho which took Mr Heller on a state-wide tour of Idaho starting Thursday in CDA, Friday in Boise & Meridian, and ending Saturday in Pocatello, Post Falls, and Rexburg. Mr Heller and Attorney General candidate Chris Troupis visited with hundreds of supports to tell the story of the most important Second Amendment case in U.S. history.
Mr. Heller is employed as a security guard by the District of Columbia and works at various federal court buildings within the city. Although Mr. Heller owns the gun he uses while on duty, city regulations forced Mr. Heller to keep his gun at his locker at the court house. After failing in his attempt to register his gun with city hall, Mr. Heller sued the city government of the District of Columbia in what is now a landmark case and said to be the most significant gun rights case in American history.
When Mr. Heller’s case was working its way through the court system, Idaho’s Attorney General opposed Mr. Heller when he joined with New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg in a brief that became known as the States and Cities Anti-Gun Brief. Mr. Heller is in Idaho to Campaign for Christ Troupis who is challenging the incumbent Lawrence Wasden for the office of Attorney General. Mr. Heller said,
"I have a passion for our Bill of Rights and especially our Second Amendment. Chris Troupis shares that passion with me. That is why I am traveling out to Idaho to stand with Chris and defend our gun rights."
Mr Heller took time to visit with attendees and sign autographs at each event. Here is Jason Robinson with Mr Heller at the Boise event on Friday.
- Published on Friday, 16 May 2014 01:00
The Idaho Freedom Foundation has published an article on the District 34 & 15 incumbents that refused to answer the legislative candidate survey. District 15B Rep. McDonald didn't want to discuss his lack of response to the legislative survey, while I willingly provided answers and a blueprint for moving forward on key issues.
You can read the article at www.IdahoReporter.com
- Published on Thursday, 15 May 2014 17:06
One of the biggest problems with government at all levels, is archaic record keeping rules that prevent immediate and transparent scrutiny of any given agency.
Many government records laws seem almost purposefully slow and vague so as to provide cover for agencies that do not want the prying eyes of the public looking into their activities until long after the activity is relevant.
This state’s residents just do not know what their government is up to. They don't know the true cost of the services they use, and have no idea where the money comes from.
Greater transparency is needed to restore trust in the government at all levels, from city hall all the way up to the governor's office.
- Published on Thursday, 15 May 2014 15:09
I have filed my 7 day pre-primary campaign finance report with the Secretary of State's office. You can find this report at the Secretary of State's website by searching for my name.
I am campaigning on radical transparency and honesty in governance, that is why I filed my required committee report early, and digitally, so that the report all all information in it are fully searchable, unlike those blurry scanned in documents some candidates submit
- Published on Thursday, 15 May 2014 02:18
The only contested Republican legislative races in Boise are in District 15- Diego Rodriguez challenging incumbent Fred Martin for Senate, Jason Robinson and Pat McDonald vying for House (if you’re unsure where District 15 is, just watch for the signs). This time of year, we get enough conservative buzz from hopeful Republicans to fertilize four acres of alfalfa. I hope folks will take Diego's simple advice and invest as much effort in deciding whom to support at the poles as you would in purchasing a used car. We need to examine each incumbent’s track record and get to know their challengers. Voting for the familiar is not necessarily the safest vote.
My family knows Diego and Jason and their families very well and can vouch for their integrity, hard work, and intellect. I've had many discussions with the District 15 candidates involving numerous pointed questions about the proper role of government, the Healthcare Exchange, Common Core, and even Fred’s 0% score on the Idaho Chooses Life voting index. I am confident in Diego and Jason's grasp of and commitment to the Republican values rooted in liberty. Vote on substance. Vote Diego and Jason in District 15..
- Published on Wednesday, 07 May 2014 19:00
Meet at the Jason Robinson For House Seat 15B Campaign HQ to pick up Lit and work on block walking. We have brand new lit for everyone! Toss that old stuff (or use it for pet cage floors) and get these shiny new ones!
- Published on Monday, 12 May 2014 06:00
UPDATE: Shortly after I published this article an additional $100 was donated, so I have updated the title & text.
I wanted to thank all of my supporters for stepping up in a big way over the last few weeks. We received $500 $600 in donations just in the last 3 days and additional volunteers to help with block walking and phone banking. This is an incredible show of support for our message of honesty and transparency in governance.
The current legislature and governor have been anything but transparent in their dealings with the people of Boise and the rest of Idaho.
How can you help?
There is still plenty to do in the remaining SEVEN days till the primary. We need volunteers to do the following:
Join me in block walking and talking with your neighbors about how a more honest and transparent legislature will benefit them.
If you aren't comfortable running around outside talking face to face with people, no problem. We have a phone bank list set up and we need people to call super voters and remind them about the campaign and the Primary Election day NEXT TUESDAY.
We received $500 over the weekend, but that doesn't even pay for a single mailing to the super voters of District15. We need more funds to compete against the flood of messaging from the establishment.
- Published on Sunday, 27 April 2014 18:00
Note: This article has been modified after clarifications from the NRA regarding their scoring system and wording choices. Also, Sen. Martin discovered that he ranked below his opponent and someone ........ complained to the NRA for an increased rating for Sen. Martin. Now, one week later, the NRA has revised Sen. Martin's grade up to an"A-". Martin has called repeatedly (four times in two days) demanding I remove all references to the first grade from my website. However, to preserve the integrity of the report that I first published on 4/28 on this site, I will leave the screen shot of the NRA's first grade for Sen. Martin and am providing this clarification notice at the top of the article.
Jason Robinson scored an impressive "A-" due to his clear policy statements while his opponent, a retired federal police officer, received a disappointing "B-". Jason's work with the Republican Liberty Caucus, multiple featured speaker positions with Second Amendment rally's at the Idaho state Capitol, and work with Idaho Open & Concealed Carry contributed to Jason's score. Read the NRA-PFV grade explanations carefully because they are confusing and are not necessarily published in a ranked order.
After sitting in the Idaho House for less than 3 months, the current District 15 Seat B Representative has already given reason for concern to the NRA about his inability to safeguard America's Second Amendment and lead Idaho to a secure future. In Idaho, a B- ranked Legislator is basically a failing grade and is lower than some Democrats in Idaho!
Also, despite a full term in the Idaho Senate, the District 15 incumbent scored an initial B+ which is below the "A-" of his challenger Diego Rodriguez (Senate). Martin's grade has since been increased to match that of his challenger.
These scores indicate the importance of holding a clear voting philosophy and not just casting the "right" votes on some bills. The NRA clearly believes that stronger supporters of the Second Amendment are needed in the Idaho House & Senate for District 15 and finds the current Senator & 15B Representative lacking.
See the scores below (as of 2014-04-28)