Richard T. Taniguchi

Richard T. Taniguchi
Legislative District 2 - Representative, Position B

Age: 62

City of residence: St. Maries

Years of residence in Bonner County and Idaho: 3 years

Marital status/family: Married 32 years; one daughter, Amika, and one son, Tyson

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Recent or pertinent employment history

Nonprofit groups or service organizations to which candidate belongs

Relevant experience: Air Force, four years; Vietnam vet

Why are you running for public office?

Golden opportunity to change or make laws that affect the lives of those who live, work or play in the great state of Idaho. There needs to be a change and better balance in Idaho state government.

If you are elected, how much time will you spend each week in the office?

As many hours as it takes to do the job during the legislative session. I will be continuously listening to people in my district to try and help them with their concerns and livelihood. 

Describe the top three to five issues you believe are most important, why you consider them most important, and your position on these issues.

Most voters agree that these are the important issues here in District 2. I am for trying to improve all of these issues if they come before me as a legislator.

What differentiates you from other candidates? Why should people vote for you?

I can connect with the blue-collar worker because I was one for 30-some years. I am not a lawyer or a politician, nor have I been in the Legislature for six years. Most voters I have talked to want a change in the state government and I am that change!