US SENATE CANDIDATE – IDAHO

Meet Jim

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The INTEGRITY to tell the truth, PERSEVERANCE to be heard, and the DEDICATION to act.

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Our country is a wonderful disorganized mix of disparate ideas and political philosophies, people from all different walks of life, genders, races and ethnicities, and such diversity that I can’t even list them all here.  And despite all those differences, what has always held us together as a country is our ideals, our values, our right to be who we are, to love who we love, to defend those who can’t defend themselves, and the basic democratic concepts of majority rule and being constructed for the common good of all. 

Many of us seem to have forgotten that our US Constitution was purposefully designed to force our elected officials, regardless of how extreme their ideas might be, to come together and hammer out compromise and solutions that work for the greater good of all. If we don’t follow this design, then nothing gets done. This is what we are experiencing now.

In spite of the divisions we see today, I know that we all want the best for our families, neighbors and our country. If we focus on these interests and concerns that we all share, our differences will fade, and we will begin to feel hope again, and that a brighter future is within our grasp.

My entire life has been dedicated to public service, and though I am retired, I know I am not done. There is so much more to do. 

I am ready to work for all of Idaho!

  • I AM PROUD TO ENDORSE JIM VANDERMAAS’ CANDIDACY FOR THE US SENATE.

    I AM PROUD TO ENDORSE JIM VANDERMAAS’ CANDIDACY FOR THE US SENATE.

    To the voters of Idaho,
    I am proud to endorse Jim Vandermaas’ candidacy for the US Senate. Jim has lived a life of proven public service, retired from law enforcement, Search & Rescue, union negotiator, mentoring to at risk youth thru a Police Activities league he help start, and more. He believes the rule of law applies to all, and fully supports the US Constitution.
    Jim Vandermaas will work for all Idahoans rather than the few. I know he will work to protect our climate & environment, to make education and healthcare affordable for everyone. It is time we elected someone with fresh, innovative ideas for solving the issues facing our state and our citizens, and who is willing & able to work with anyone to get the job done.
    Let’s not settle for business as usual, let’s work to put Jim to work for us in the US Senate!

    A. J. Balukoff
  • I AM EXCITED TO ENDORSE JIM VANDERMAAS AS A CANDIDATE FOR US SENATE.

    I AM EXCITED TO ENDORSE JIM VANDERMAAS AS A CANDIDATE FOR US SENATE.

    Dear Idaho Voter,
    I am excited to endorse Jim Vandermaas as a Candidate for US Senate. Jim has committed most of his life to public service and the Community, working as a fireman/paramedic, in the Law Enforcement field, and Search and Rescue. James has worked closely with the Latino Community, both in his Police Activities League and a Latino Scholarship Foundation. In the Senate you need to have the ability to make friend across the aisle, but also be a tough negotiator. In business, when on the SWAT team, and as a Union Negotiator, he has proven tremendous ability to be both firm, yet willing to find solutions, which is needed for such a position.
    Idaho needs someone that will not take a NO for an answer. Idaho needs a Politician that has the persistence and dedication to fight for what is right for Idahoans. It’s has been too long that Idahoans cannot compete with the rest of the States, and Jim Vandermaas will give us out long lost voice! Senator Risch will give us the same representation he has given so far, which is none and will take us nowhere.
    I see a new beginning with Jim. New representation with real results, and I know that we can count on Jim Vandermaas for the changes that Idaho so desperately needs.
    Cristina McNeil
    Former Congressional District No. 1 Candidate, Chairwoman of Idaho Democratic Latino Caucus
  • I AM WHOLEHEARTEDLY ENDORSING JIM VANDERMAAS TO BECOME IDAHO’S NEXT US SENATOR

    I AM WHOLEHEARTEDLY ENDORSING JIM VANDERMAAS TO BECOME IDAHO’S NEXT US SENATOR

    To all the voters of Idaho,
    I am suspending my campaign for US Senate and wholeheartedly endorsing Jim Vandermaas to become Idaho’s next US Senator. I will instead run to represent Bingham County in the Idaho State House of Representatives District 31, Seat B.
    I have been impressed by Jim Vandermaas’ thoughtful analysis of the challenges facing Idaho and our great country, and his knack for innovative solutions that focus on everyone’s concerns, not party.
    Jim Vandermaas has the acumen, experience, and temperament needed to work across party lines, bring Idaho together and strengthen Idaho’s, and our nation’s economy and middle class.
    I endorse Jim Vandermaas and hope that the voters of Idaho will choose him as our next US Senator.
    Sincerely,
    Travis Oler
  • IDAHO NEEDS A LEADER IN THE U.S. SENATE WHO IS HONEST AND SUPPORTS THE CONSTITUTION...

    IDAHO NEEDS A LEADER IN THE U.S. SENATE WHO IS HONEST AND SUPPORTS THE CONSTITUTION...

    Dear Voters of Idaho,
    Idaho needs a leader in the U.S. Senate who is honest and supports the Constitution and its system of checks and balances. That’s why I’m supporting James Vandermaas in the race for U.S. Senate. He has studied and understands the history of our country’s founding, our Constitution, and the importance of the rule of law in maintaining our democracy. He has spent his life dedicated to public service, and I know that he will fight for our state and this country with integrity.
    Sincerely,
    Cindy Wilson
  • NOW, MORE THAN EVER, IDAHO NEEDS A SENATOR WHO...UNDERSTANDS THAT CONSENSUS IS MORE EFFECTIVE THAN CRITICISM

    NOW, MORE THAN EVER, IDAHO NEEDS A SENATOR WHO...UNDERSTANDS THAT CONSENSUS IS MORE EFFECTIVE THAN CRITICISM

    Dear Voters,
    Now, more than ever, Idaho needs a Senator who see things from ordinary people’s point of view, and who understands that consensus is more effective than criticism. I’ll be voting for Jim Vandermaas because he represents the best path forward for Idaho in this 2020 Senate race.
    Patrick Bageant
    Boise City Council
  • THANK YOU FOR FIGHTING THE GOOD FIGHT, JIM

    THANK YOU FOR FIGHTING THE GOOD FIGHT, JIM

    As a small business owner that is losing sleep over how long I can keep my doors open and my employees paid…I am angry and frustrated that the “big guys” are able to push through the process for a loan so much faster than us “Mom and Pop’s”.
    What happens to my family when I shut the doors, possibly forever? My daughter is sweating if she can still go to college and pursue her life’s passion. I gotta lotta fight in me, but how long do I take these shots to the ribs before I throw in the towel?
    Thank you for fighting the good fight, Jim Vandermaas!
    Leslie Olsen
  • THANK YOU JIM....

    THANK YOU JIM....

    Thank you Jim, for showing what leadership looks like!
    Greg Travelstead

On the Issues

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Most of the issues we face are so intertwined, that it’s impossible to deal with only one or two at a time.  We must consider them as a package, each linked to the other. Many of our current legislators make the mistake of rushing to create a simple solution that will make them look good to you the voter, but usually complicates things further.  This is how bureaucratic red tape is born.

Working for ALL Idahoans!

Help me build a better future for our great state of Idaho! Join me to stand up for the values that so desperately need fighting for now more than ever!