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David Moore puts in bid for representative seat

The Aberdeen Times of Aberdeen, Idaho

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R David Moore announced his candidacy for District 31 seat A in the Idaho House of Representatives. He is running on the Republican ticket.

He is currently the Chief of Police for the City of Black-foot and has been in that capacity for the past 15 years. From 1992-1997 he worked at the Idaho National Engineering Laboratory for Argonne National Laboratory in safeguards and security management. In 1996-97 he served on a special assignment for Kazakhstan working with the Kazak military/nuclear officials in developing procedures for handling, safeguarding, and shipping of their special nuclear materials. He worked for the Nevada Peace Officers and Standards and Training Academy as a training officer in 1985 through 1992. From 1977 through 1985 he worked for the Chubbuck Police Department.

"During my time at Chub-buck Police Department I taught as an adjunct instructor at Idaho State University in the Law Enforcement Training Program. In 1973 I joined the United States-Air Force. In 1974 I received an honorable discharge and I am now a lifetime member of the Disabled American Veterans," he said.

He was born and raised in Southeast Idaho, is married and has three sons, one daughter, and four grandchildren. His wife Trish works for Blackfoot School District #55.

He received his Masters of Education degree from Idaho State University as well as a Bachelors Degree in Vocational Education Training.

He has served on the Idaho Chiefs of Police Association Legislative Committee for the past 15 years.

"I have testified on numerous occasions for issues involving public safety statewide. I have carried legislative bills from start to finish. In 2004 I sponsored Senate Bill 1243 "video voyeurism" which is now Idaho Code 18-6609 and has been used many times throughout the state to prosecute violators of this heinous crime. I assisted in the rewrite of Title 31 of Idaho Code which created the Idaho Emergency Communication Commission to help provide better 911 coverage for the State of Idaho in 2004. I served on that commission for eight years and provided valuable assistance on their Legislative Committee. I serve as a member of the Association of Idaho Cities Legislative Task Force. I review and provide needed input on all legislative issues that affect law enforcement and public safety each legislative session," he said.

This past summer he was assigned to a legislative interim committee to assist in the development of legislation for Traffic Safety Training Schools to be offered as an alternative to a traffic citation. He also serves on the Idaho Peace Officer Standards and Training Council. He has testified several times this legislative session to provide additional funding for police training. He serves as the Chairman of the Idaho Public Safety and Security Information System (referred to as ILETS). He sponsored legislation this session to assist in the future funding of the ILETS system.

"I feel that I have established a working knowledge of the legislative system over the course of the last 15 years. I feel the knowledge and abilities I have gained in this process will assist me in representing Bingham County in the House of Representatives District 31 seat A. I have a love of education and feel we need to be careful of what we are doing with our school funding.

"I believe in 'doing the right things for the right reasons'. I learned this from a mentor and I think it can be carried over with me to the legislature. All issues do not need to be party driven. I think my law enforcement background will assist me in digging deep and attempting to find all the facts before making a decision. I think that will assist me in making the right decision for the right reasons," he said.

He added he would also be listening to his constituents for their input. He does not have all the answers for all the issues that will come up at the legislature, but thinks the contacts he has made over the years in the cities, counties, and state agencies will be willing to offer information when asked.

"I would like the opportunity to serve our citizens in the legislature. I am dedicated and driven and feel that I will do a good job for the residents of Bingham County. I think I have shown that I have leadership capability based on the length of time I have spent performing as the Chief of Police for 15 years. We need to protect all the interests we have living in a rural environment. Farmers, ranchers, dairymen and food producers are a major part of our economy and I will do my best to represent all of them. I would like to be our voice in the legislature," Moore said.

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Original Publication Date: March 28, 2012

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