Kelley Packer Lt. Governor Announcement

I’m Kelley Packer and I’m running for Idaho’s Lt. Governor, May, 2018.

I want to thank all of those who have come today to show their support. I especially want to thank my husband of 25 years, Duane, and our four amazing children. I have been blessed with an amazing family, including my two beautiful grandchildren, who support me in this endeavor. I want to thank them for their tireless contribution of time and encouragement.

I have served as a city councilwoman and am currently serving in the Idaho House of Representatives, in my third term. I am also a successful business owner.

I have three main goals as Lt. Governor:

  1. To encourage and create better efficiencies in our agencies & departments. I’ve admired Director Ness, our transportation director’s, approach to removing unnecessary levels of management and in empowering his staff to search for efficiencies and solutions that will improve operations and save money. I believe this model can be duplicated across all of our agencies, divisions & departments.
  2. I want to grow our economy. This doesn’t mean just more jobs, it also means better-paying jobs. I want out youth to be able to stay in Idaho and realize their dreams. I also want to reward those who have already invested in our State, those who have put down roots and have made Idaho their home. Our residents should be able to find success and comfortable living, right here in Idaho.
  3. I believe we need a more thoughtful approach to the major issues facing Idaho; such as, healthcare, infrastructure, education, & tax policy. Too often we wait until the last minute to try to organize and discuss solutions/ideas, and I think we should be taking a more long-term approach and strategic planning to these items. They should be some of the first things we deal with in each legislative session, not the last.

I am organized and hard-working. I can get more done in one day, than most people can get done in a week. I am approachable, dependable & honest. If you have a need or a concern, you can email or call me and I will respond. If I say I’ll do something, I will do it. And, if something ends up on my desk, you can count on it being handled.

I’m pro-life, pro-gun, pro-small government, pro-limited spending, but most importantly, I’m pro-Idaho.

I look forward to being your next Lt. Governor and ask for your support, both in time and money. Together, we can make sure Idaho is the greatest place to live.