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Craig Yadon

Office: Idaho State Representative
Party Affiliation: Republican
City: Pocatello
State: Idaho

Craig Yadon is seeking the Republican Party nomination for the Idaho House in Legislative District 29A.

Craig was educated right here in Pocatello. He graduated from Highland High School and from Idaho State University.

Craig is a family man. He and his wife, Mariya, have been married for 27 years and have raised four children. He is also a recent grandfather.

Craig is a successful businessman. He owned and operated a specialty industrial contracting business in Pocatello for 20 years. He sold this business to focus on community development in Pocatello. His current project is in Historic Downtown Pocatello, renovating the Petersen Building. Renamed the Purpose Building, it will serve as multi-use facility enriching our community’s future.

Craig is no stranger to service. He is a U.S. Army veteran and a chaplain volunteer at the Region VII Juvenile Detention Center. He spent 5 years with his family doing mission work in Thailand. Recently, Craig co-founded ‘New Start,’ a program developed to help released inmates get back on their feet. He serves as a Board member in his local church.

​Serving in the Idaho State Legislature, Craig’s goals are to:

Promote the true purpose of government to protect our God-given rights
Defend Idaho State sovereignty, decrease dependence on the federal government and reduce nonproductive federal control
Eliminate wasteful spending and return tax dollars to the citizens
Provide parents with school choice
Protect medical freedom
Idaho must lead the way in education for citizenship. Idaho education policy should enable our children to be prepared for the workforce, and for the duties and rights of citizenship. Our Republic will not survive without civic virtue to sustain it. Education policy must allow students to experience the good, the true, and the beautiful in school. Only good citizens can produce a good society and the ultimate goal of education policy must be to produce good citizens.