Election Results

District 14 - State Representative, Position A

Candidate Votes Percentage
Mike Moyle (R) 17,929
66%
Jane M. Rohling (D) 9,054
34%

Candidate Survey Responses (showing all responses received)

Party
Jane Rohling
Democrat
Democrat
Mike Moyle
Republican
Republican
Education
Jane Rohling
Democrat
B.S. in Environmental Interpretation, Southern Illinois University-Carbondale
Mike Moyle
Republican
(No answers received)
Occupation and relevant work experience
Jane Rohling
Democrat
I am an interpretive planner and designer, a profession that combines a strong background in natural sciences with graphic design, writing, editing, and photography. I worked for 3 federal resource mgt. agencies (20 years), and the N.C. Wildlife Commission (8 years) as an interpretive and conservation information/education specialist. Since retiring from the Forest Service, I have continued to do interpretive planning and design work through my business, Jane Rohling Communication Arts. My work gives me a strong understanding of how government works, and how agencies and employees are impacted by decisions made by elected officials. It has also taught me the importance of partnerships!
Mike Moyle
Republican
(No answers received)
Past political experience and campaigns
Jane Rohling
Democrat
Democratic Party candidate for Idaho House Seat 14A in 2014 and 2016.
Mike Moyle
Republican
(No answers received)
Have you ever filed for bankruptcy for yourself or for your business? If yes, please tell us when and the circumstances.
Jane Rohling
Democrat
No.
Mike Moyle
Republican
(No answers received)
Have you been convicted of any misdemeanor or felony charges? (Traffic citations not included). If yes, what were the convictions and the circumstances?
Jane Rohling
Democrat
No
Mike Moyle
Republican
(No answers received)
Why are you running for this office?
Jane Rohling
Democrat
I am running for office because I feel that the one-party rule that has dominated our Legislature and all of our statewide elected offices for two decades. I firmly believe this has been detrimental to the state and contributes to a large percentage of Idahoans feeling like they have no voice whatsoever in our government. That in turn results in low voter turnout and in a reluctance for anyone without an "R" next to their name to step up and run for office. It's way past time for this to change!
Mike Moyle
Republican
(No answers received)
What are your top three priorities if elected?
Jane Rohling
Democrat
1) Ensure that our education system is fully funded, our teachers are paid competitive salaries, and they are provided with adequate resources to succeed. 2) Protect our public lands continue to be managed by the federal government to ensure, in the words of Gifford Pinchot, that they are managed to ensure "the greatest good of the greatest number in the long run." The states do not have the resources or expertise to manage the vast acreages under the diverse missions federal agencies are mandated to consider. 3) I would defend equality for all Idahoans: fighting for women's rights, especially reproductive rights; adding the words "sexual orientation" and "gender identity" to the state's human rights act; ensuring that our refugees and other immigrants are treated with respect and their rights and safety are protected.
Mike Moyle
Republican
(No answers received)
Why should voters select you over your opponent(s)?
Jane Rohling
Democrat
My opponent has been the representative in District 14 for 20 years and it seems that he has very little interest in working for the citizens he represents. One of the most visible examples of this is his votes on legislation related to oil and gas leasing. The extremely weak state legislation that he has supported allow this industry to force property owners to lease their mineral rights against their will, and require such poor reporting and monitoring that we have already seen mineral owners cheated out of their royalties. Leases sold in and near residential developments and communities threaten our air, water, infrastructure and quality of life. I have spent three years learning about the issues and impacts of oil and gas development while my opponent has been silent on these concerns and their possible impacts in D14.
Mike Moyle
Republican
(No answers received)
Should Idaho create a state fund to support the construction of new K-12 schools?
Jane Rohling
Democrat
Yes, I think the fact that many of our schools are outdated and overcrowded is detrimental to the education of Idaho students. Providing high quality public education is one of the most important responsibilities of State government and for many years Idaho’s elected officials have underfunded all aspects of education, thus cheating our students and setting them up to be less prepared for education beyond high school and less competitive in the job market.
Mike Moyle
Republican
(No answers received)
Should Idaho reduce the threshold for voter approval of local bonds from a two-thirds majority?
Jane Rohling
Democrat
I'm not certain how I feel about this issue. I would have to do more research on past bonds that have passed or failed to evaluate what impacts this has had on communities.
Mike Moyle
Republican
(No answers received)
Is Idaho sufficiently funding its higher-ed institutions?
Jane Rohling
Democrat
No, I don't think we are doing enough to keep higher education available and affordable so that more students in Idaho can continue their education beyond high school. The costs at our colleges and universities have skyrocketed and it is getting harder all the time for students to graduate without debts that will weigh them down for years. It is clear from the success and growth of the College of Western Idaho that there is a great need for more community colleges, technical schools, and other types of job training for both traditional and non-traditional students. Providing more opportunities that will help prepare a broad spectrum of Idahoans to join the workforce prepared for jobs that pay well should be a priority for the state. Not only will it serve our students well, it will attract employers to the state.
Mike Moyle
Republican
(No answers received)
Does Idaho have an obligation to provide any funding for pre-K education?
Jane Rohling
Democrat
I believe Idaho DOES have an obligation to provide funding for pre-K education. Although this wasn't a concern at the time our state constitution was written, it has been well-documented that the social and learning skills gained during these early years make a significant difference in students' success as they proceed with their education. Not having these programs supported by the state means that those who can afford to send their children to private facilities that offer this type of early childhood education will have a head start while the children whose parents can't afford these programs will be disadvantaged in ways that may affect them throughout their lives.
Mike Moyle
Republican
(No answers received)
Should Idaho create a state fund to support public transportation?
Jane Rohling
Democrat
Yes, I think this is a very important issue in our rapidly growing urban areas. Not only does lack of public transportation affect our safety and quality of life, it contributes to significant air quality concerns which in turn affect the health of many Idahoans. Public transportation also provides access to job opportunities for those who may not be able to afford other methods of transportation.
Mike Moyle
Republican
(No answers received)
Should state law be changed to allow Idaho cities and counties to institute a local option sales tax in order to pay for public safety projects, such as courtroom improvements or jail construction?
Jane Rohling
Democrat
I think it is absolutely critical for Idaho cities and counties to have the authority for local option sales taxes to pay for projects that affect public safety -- not only for courtroom improvements or jail construction, but for public transportation, bridges, roads and other services that affect our quality of life, our air and water. Citizens should have the opportunity to decide for themselves whether they see a need to raise funds to meet the needs of their communities – needs that are not often well understood or considered priorities for state funding.
Mike Moyle
Republican
(No answers received)
Do you support a repeal of Idaho?s state grocery tax?
Jane Rohling
Democrat
Yes, I support a repeal of Idaho’s state grocery tax. This tax increases the cost of food for the many Idahoans who are already struggling to feed themselves and their families. I have heard some concern that the loss of sales tax on groceries would impact revenue to the state, causing the need to cut back other services. I believe there are other ways we can raise those funds through other tax reforms that wouldn’t take food out of the mouths of Idahoans.
Mike Moyle
Republican
(No answers received)
Would you respect the will of the voters should Idahoans elect to expand Medicaid?
Jane Rohling
Democrat
I would absolutely support the will of Idaho voters should they elect to expand Medicaid. I think it is unconscionable that the state has refused for so long to expand Medicaid, allowing millions of dollars of federal funding that should be helping Idahoans to go to the 33 states that have already expanded Medicaid while leaving 62,000 working Idahoans with no affordable health care at all. It’s time to step up and fill that gap!
Mike Moyle
Republican
(No answers received)
Would you respect the will of the voters should Idahoans elect to bring historical horse race betting back to Idaho?
Jane Rohling
Democrat
I really don’t have a strong opinion on this issue. My understanding is that horse racing IS legal in Idaho and that Prop. 1 is about particular types of gambling machines, not about horses. I need to learn more about this issue to better understand the pros and cons of these machines and this form of gambling, particularly the economic impacts. However, I would respect the will of the voters if the initiative passes in November. In general, I feel like there are many more important concerns that our Legislators should be focusing on than this one.
Mike Moyle
Republican
(No answers received)
Should Idaho remove the exemption protecting practitioners of faith healing from prosecution following the death of a child?
Jane Rohling
Democrat
Absolutely! Child abuse and neglect should not be allowed or condoned by any religion. I think it is beyond belief that any parent is allowed to put their children through years of suffering sometimes leading to death with no repercussions. This barbaric practice should have been stopped years ago and definitely has no place in today?s society. Parents who believe in faith healing should not be allowed to hide behind the shield of religion. They should be punished for this crime the same way any other parent would be.
Mike Moyle
Republican
(No answers received)
Does Idaho need to change its cannabis laws, be it through decriminalization or legalization for medical or recreational use?
Jane Rohling
Democrat
I think it is definitely time to legalize medical use of cannabis. There is increasing evidence that there are benefits to medical marijuana and legalization will allow for further research as well as the ability to ensure quality control over products being dispensed. I don’t have strong personal feelings against recreational marijuana legalization, however, I think it would be wise to examine the experiences of states that have already legalized marijuana to learn about issues and best practices they’ve dealt with. Since some of our neighboring states have already legalized medical and/or recreational marijuana, it is going to be increasingly difficult to enforce Idaho’s existing laws and seems more practical to consider changing them.
Mike Moyle
Republican
(No answers received)
Would you support legislation prohibiting gun ownership for two years for persons convicted of domestic violence?
Jane Rohling
Democrat
Yes, I would definitely support prohibiting gun ownership for two years (or more) for persons who are convicted of domestic violence. Far too many people – especially women and children – suffer the consequences of abusive partners and it is important to provide adequate protection to these individuals while dealing with the perpetrators of domestic violence. While offenders don’t need to have guns to cause serious injuries and deaths, their inability to control their violent tendencies is an indicator that we should do everything we can to keep guns out of their hands.
Mike Moyle
Republican
(No answers received)
The Idaho Board of Correction is requesting $500 million for a prison expansion. Do you support this expansion, why or why not?
Jane Rohling
Democrat
I would support prison expansion if needed over sending prisoners out of state or contracting with for-profit prisons. However, I think we need to look seriously at reducing the number of people in our prisons by investing in better education programs, increasing mental health treatment options, addressing poverty and homelessness, evaluating sentencing options for alternatives to incarceration for certain crimes, and expanding options like drug courts. We have far too many people in prison and we are doing virtually nothing to rehabilitate or treat those who are incarcerated. Building more prisons is not addressing the root problems.
Mike Moyle
Republican
(No answers received)
Idaho?s justice reinvestment committee is exploring changes to drug sentencing law in Idaho as a tool for reducing the state?s prison population. What do you think should be done in the area of drug sentencing laws?
Jane Rohling
Democrat
I think drug courts, mental health treatment and other rehabilitation programs should be offered as alternatives to incarceration. It is much better for our society and in the end less expensive to address the root causes of drug use than it is to lock people up only to release them without the “tools” they need to succeed and stay drug-free once they are back in their communities.
Mike Moyle
Republican
(No answers received)
Does Idaho need to raise the minimum wage above $7.25 an hour?
Jane Rohling
Democrat
Yes! I would challenge any or our legislators to live on $7.25 and hour. Minimum wage has been stagnant for decades and there is no way a person can support themselves much less a family on our current minimum wage ? even working multiple jobs. While some of our largest employers get away with paying employees the bare minimum the rest of us are subsidizing their corporate greed through programs to assist the working poor in Idaho. We have an extremely high percentage of minimum wage jobs in Idaho making it critical that we raise the minimum wage to help raise working Idahoans out of poverty.
Mike Moyle
Republican
(No answers received)
Would you support legislation requiring personal financial disclosure for statewide candidates in Idaho?
Jane Rohling
Democrat
Yes, I would. It is important to voters to know what influences or conflicts of interest candidates may have that could affect their work if elected to a statewide office. I would also support campaign reform that would reduce the influence of "dark money" in our government at all levels.
Mike Moyle
Republican
(No answers received)