Who Am I?


Keep updated on the campaign and the issues facing Idaho.

My extensive background in public relations has helped me understand the importance of listening to people and working with them to meet their needs.  Here are some of the things I have done:

  • Dr. Ernest Sutton Dental
  • Hotel Utah, Human Resources
  • Hurst & Phillips Advertising
  • Pine Ridge Mall Marketing Director
  • Fox Broadcasting
  • TCI Cable/AT&T Cable / Comcast
  • Mountain West Financial, Owner/Broker
  • Varsity Contractors, District Manager
  • Idaho Sports & Spine
  • Impressions Styling Salon & Rentals, Owner
  • Bannock County Republican Party Chairman
  • American Intercontinental University Dean’s List

I will take this experience and use it to represent you well in Boise during my term!

Since I've already started to receive emails that are filled with misinformation and misconceptions about the dental benefits for Medicaid, I thought I'd fill everyone in here about what I'm really co-sponsoring this year.

During the recession, the legislature removed the dental benefits for Medicaid to help us cut costs. In 2014, we reinstated only the emergency portions of those benefits, which is the most costly of the benefits. We all know that it's cheaper to pay for preventative care than emergent care.

So, I'm co-sponsoring legislation to reinstate the exact benefits to the Medicaid population that we had prior to the removal in 2006. Nothing more, or less. The estimated cost for these benefits is 1.4 million, but the estimated savings to current claims paid for emergency care and other expenses due to poor dental hygiene is 2.5 million, which is a savings to the State of an estimated 1.1 million dollars.

In addition, it's been proven that poor dental health and the pain associated with that condition leads to increased opiate use and keeps people from improving their personal situations, all which increases the price tag to the State; bad teeth make it hard to get a job, increased opiate use leads to increased incarceration expenses, etc.

I am not a tax and spend legislator. I genuinely work to find the right solutions to the issues facing our State. #Kelley4Idaho
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The first, and so far the only, legislation that has passed the legislature this year is a tax cut to our unemployment tax. It passed the House and the Senate unanimously. #Kelley4Idaho ... See MoreSee Less

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It was a true pleasure to meet with one of my constituents, Derek Gerber, to discuss PT legislation. Hopefully, we’ll be able to help him and the PT Association with getting their bill passed. I also want to give a shout out to his daughter, Marissa! #Kelley4Idaho ... See MoreSee Less

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