Candidate rebuttal from Jason Monks: 'If you want a career politician, vote for the other guy'

Another candidate rebuttal, this one from Jason Monks, a Meridian Republican running for an open House seat in legislative District 22.

A bit of a twist: Monks refers to himself in the third person.

An excerpt: "Mr. Monks is not a 20-year career politician; he is not part of the problem, but he will be part of the solution. If you want a career politician, vote for the other guy; but if you want a conservative who is committed to limited government, then vote for Jason Monks in District 22B."

Here is the full rebuttal to our Thursday editorial endorsing Fred Tilman:

Fiscally responsible; a business approach to challenges; and a commitment to conservative principles are terms that define Jason Monks.

As the owner of two small businesses, Monks daily implements the fiscally responsible use of funds and will treat taxpayer dollars with the same care.

Monks will take his successful business approach to help address the challenges we face here in District 22. He knows the root cause of our difficulties is the stagnant economy. Business provides the engine that pushes our economy forward, and Monks will fight to streamline regulations and remove impediments to help our Idaho businesses succeed. As evidence by the fact that the Meridian Chamber of Commerce endorses Jason Monks this election.

Monks understands funding our schools sufficiently, building the new Meridian interchange, and increasing employment opportunities for our citizens can and will be fixed as he works to grow Idaho’s economy.

As a conservative, Monks is the only candidate with a constituent communication plan, a candidate clarity statement and a real tax commitment for which he will resign if he violates his pledge. Visit MonksForIdaho.com for more information on these conservative plans.

Ronald Reagan said it best when he stated that, “In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem.” Mr. Monks is not a 20-year career politician; he is not part of the problem, but he will be part of the solution. If you want a career politician, vote for the other guy; but if you want a conservative who is committed to limited government, then vote for Jason Monks in District 22B.

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"real tax commitment"

To save people the trouble of finding it, here is his tax commitment pledge:

"I will strive to reduce the overall tax burden on the citizens of Idaho.

"I will endeavor to eliminate the business personal property tax.

"I will work diligently towards a simplified tax system that will be fair, equitable, and easy to understand."

"Strive"? "Endeavor"? "Work towards"? That's his idea of a commitment?

Creepy

Sorry, just can't take someone who refers to himself in the third person seriously.
I'm also completely bored with these guys quoting Reagan all the time. I want to know what the candidate's thoughts are...not Reagan.

Another Amateur

Another amateur carrying the cross. If they make any pledges it means that they are unable to change as the times do. Why not just put in a permanent dummy and save the salary.

Businessman

I heard Monks. He is trying to get in entirely to promote his own business. Just another Siddoway!
I have strong conservative leanings but I would never vote for this egotist!