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Joel Robinson has earned two degrees in Computer Science and and MBA. He studied Spanish and American Sign Language and is conversant in both.<ref name=bio>''Information submitted through Ballotpedia's biographical submission form on May 1, 2014''</ref>   
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Joel Robinson moved to Boise in 1995 after working at Cape Canaveral FL and Los Alamos Lab, NM. 
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Professionally, Robinson has 40 years of experience in the high-tech industry.  
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Professionally, Robinson has 40 years engineering experience in the high-tech industry.
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He has started and run several small businesses.
 
He currently works as a software test engineer in Boise.
 
He currently works as a software test engineer in Boise.
 
Robinson is the father of two and grandfather of five.<ref name=bio/>
 
Robinson is the father of two and grandfather of five.<ref name=bio/>

Revision as of 18:29, 3 July 2014

Joel Robinson
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Candidate for
Idaho State Senate, District 16
PartyRepublican
Elections and appointments
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sMiami University of Ohio
Master'sUniversity of New Mexico
Personal
ProfessionEngineer
Websites
Campaign website
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Joel Robinson is a 2014 Republican candidate for District 16 of the Idaho State Senate.

Biography

Joel Robinson moved to Boise in 1995 after working at Cape Canaveral FL and Los Alamos Lab, NM. He has earned two degrees in Computer Science and an MBA. He studied Spanish and American Sign Language and is conversant in both.[1]

Professionally, Robinson has 40 years engineering experience in the high-tech industry. He has started and run several small businesses. He currently works as a software test engineer in Boise. Robinson is the father of two and grandfather of five.[1]

Issues

Campaign themes

2014

Robinson submitted the following statement to Ballotpedia:[1]

I plan to introduce legislation on reducing the burden of government on it's citizens while providing help for the most needy among us:

1. Prison reform, reduce costs and # incarcerated, implement prison rape prevention recomendations

2. Regulate Payday Loan companies to protect consumers from predatory practices. Idaho has the highest interest rates in the country. Idaho needs to join the states that have capped interest rates instead allowing 700% to 900% some companies charge. The poor are being hurt badly by these abuses.

3. Advocate for Pro-Life legislation, especially abortion inducing pills. Idaho has made no legislative progress on pro-life issues for several years. Incrementally reduce abortions through carefully crafted state legislation over several years.

4. De-fund Idaho Health Exchange and Common Core and unfunded federal mandates. Phase out Idaho Business Property Tax and Encourage High Tech incubators and start-ups.

5. Update our school Deaf interpreter certification requirements and expand the pilot mentoring programs for Deaf and Blind students.

6. Promote Idaho resource business, like agriculture, mining, oil & gas, and lumber. Stop EPA from regulating every drop of water in the country.

7. Improve motorcycle safety and access to motorcycle training programs (STAR).

8. Reduce then phase out Idaho's Business Personal Property Tax

9. Implement federal recommendations on Student Sexual Assault reporting by making such reporting and surveying mandatory for our universities and schools.

10. Insure that public lands in Idaho remain open forever to hunting, fishing, bicycles, dirt bikes, snowmobiles, and other forms of recreation. Wheeled recreational access must be written into law. 83% of Idaho is federal lands. Idahoans should not be locked out of prime recreational areas. Bicycles, dirt bikes, and snowmobiles deserve access and consideration like horses and foot traffic.[2]

Elections

2014

See also: Idaho State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Idaho State Senate will take place in 2014. A primary election took place May 20, 2014. The general election will be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 14, 2014. Grant Burgoyne was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while incumbent Joel Robinson was unopposed in the Republican primary. Burgoyne will face Robinson in the general election.[3][4][5]

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Information submitted through Ballotpedia's biographical submission form on May 1, 2014
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
  3. Idaho Secretary of State, "Official candidate list," accessed March 18, 2014
  4. Idaho Secretary of State, "Official primary election results," accessed June 12, 2014
  5. Idaho Secretary of State, "Official general election candidate list," accessed July 7, 2014