Collett files affidavit in district court to contest the primary election

On May 30, 2014, Greg Collett filed an Affidavit and Notice of Contest to contest the 2014 primary election nomination of Patti Anne Lodge for the office of state senator representing District 11. The Affidavit was filed in district court for the Third Judicial District in Canyon County. The case was assigned to Judge George A. Southworth.

If the primary election is set aside or annulled, the new Republican candidate who will appear on the ballot in the November general election will be chosen by the Legislative District 11 Republican Central Committee.

Collett enters challenge to Lodge in the election register

On Tuesday, May 13, 2014, Greg Collett formally challenged the entry of Patti Anne Lodge's name as it appeared in the election register, noting the reason as "does not live in the district". According to Idaho Code 34-431, any registered elector may challenge an entry in the election register at the time of any election. Collett had previously inquired at the election office about making a challenge during the early voting time period, but was informed that there was no practical way for that to occur.

Republican Liberty Caucus of Idaho - Endorsement

I, Greg Collett, pledge to the citizens of the state of Idaho and to the American people, that as their elected representative I will work to restore liberty, not restrict it; shrink government, not expand it; reduce taxes, not raise them; abolish programs, not create them; promote the freedom and independence of citizens, not the interference of government in their lives; and observe the limited, enumerated powers of our Constitution, not ignore them.

Opposing Common Core in Idaho

At the candidate forum held in Parma, the leading question dealt with Common Core standards. Some of the incumbents attempted to explain why they voted for common core, but claim to oppose it. I was appalled. According to them, the standards were presented as a regular rule change request by the board, and they did not recognize it for what it actually was because it did not contain the term "Common Core". So now, are we supposed to believe that we have Common Core being implemented in Idaho because we have a legislature that is incapable of knowing what they vote for?

The Lodge Residency Scandal

For those who want the short version, I believe that Patti Anne Lodge is not qualified to be on the ballot in District 11, and that the Secretary of State is purposely misinterpreting a law (with the support of the Attorney General) in order to allow her to proceed, and that the County Clerk is complicit with his directive. I believe that all individuals involved have violated provisions in Idaho Code and should be prosecuted.

Idaho Press-Tribune Candidate Forum

Greg Collett has confirmed his invitation to participate in a candidate forum sponsored by the Nampa Chamber of Commerce, the Caldwell Chamber of Commerce, KBOI-TV, and the Idaho Press-Tribune, to be held Thursday, May 8, 2014 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM at Columbia High School in the Columbia Performing Arts Center. Candidates in District 11 will go first and separately.

Cornerstone Family Council

2014 Cornerstone Candidate Questionnaire (IdahoVoterGuide.org)

Do you Support or Oppose the following Statements?

1.  Religious Freedom: Religious Freedom is expressly protected in the First Amendment of the U. S. Constitution. Idaho citizens should not be forced to choose between making a living and exercising their Constitutional rights.

Support

Idaho Press-Tribune

Candidate Questions

Occupation & relevant work experience

Software Developer

What is your education background?

University of Idaho, Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (1997)

Have you ever filed bankruptcy for yourself or for your business? If yes, please tell us when and the circumstances.

No

Have you been convicted of any misdemeanor or felony charges? (Traffic citations not included) If yes, what were the convictions and the circumstances?

Idaho Statesman Voter Guide

Biographical Info

Occupation

Software Developer

Age

41

Education

University of Idaho, Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (1997)

Prior political experience

Previous campaigns and various political organizations, including leadership positions

Civic involvement

Religious and volunteer organizations, including leadership positions

Years living in Idaho

24

Family

Idaho Freedom Foundation

Note: In order to take the Idaho Freedom Foundation survey, I had to mark one of the predetermined choices for each question.  For all questions, I marked the choice "I am not sure/undecided".  This was not because I am unsure or undecided; in fact I am completely sure and quite decided on all issues involved.  The problem was that all choices would misrepresent my actual position, even if they were close.  I stated my position in the additional comments section along with the following explanation, "I am completely sure and quite decided on this issue.  All pre

Parma Lions Club Candidate Forum

Greg Collett has confirmed his invitation to participate in a candidate forum sponsored by the Parma Lions Club, to be held Tuesday, April 29, 2014 at 7:00 PM at the Parma Fire Department facility.

"The forum will provide an opportunity for voters in Districts 9 and 11 to learn more about the qualifications of the candidates and the issues which the candidates wish to pursue for the benefit of the State of Idaho."

Republican Party Candidate Disclosure

Candidate Disclosure as required by the Idaho Republican Party Rules, ARTICLE X, Section 3:


“I have read the Idaho Republican Party Platform. Except for the provisions specifically noted

Idaho Coalition of Home Educators

IDAHO COALITION OF HOME EDUCATORS

2014 Candidate Statement

1. Do you support or oppose requiring families who home educate to register their children with either the state or their local public school district?

Oppose

2. Do you support or oppose requiring all children taught at home to take standardized achievement tests each year?

Oppose

A Message to Freedom Fighters

To those who cherish freedom and liberty, and to those who are tired of politics as usual at the statehouse, I submit to you that we have a wonderful opportunity with this upcoming primary election.  While many people look at a three way race as a pass for the incumbent, we have an entirely different situation here.  This is not a case where an established politician is challenged my multiple outsiders; instead, both of my opponents are established politicians and I am the only outsider.  If my opponents split the establishment vote, I stand a better chance of being elected.

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