I am Representative Christy Zito, and I am an Idahoan. I am a daughter, mother, grandmother, a gun owner, and many other things. These things have all served to shape my character. Let’s take a look at a few…
Some of my best memories are of my times working on my grandfather’s ranch. I had the pleasure of working on my step-father’s ranch three years ago as well. I currently have a small family farm where I live with my daughter, a couple of dogs, and some chickens on the way. I was blessed to be able to raise my children working on the family vegetable farm, where they learned to work hard, play hard, love and care for family, country and the land. I love the country life. Growing up, we called ourselves “people of the dirt.”
I’ve always enjoyed the idea of putting in a hard day’s work, of earning your way forward. Along the way, I’ve learned that it pays to listen, and it pays to let others have a say. It is these lessons that lead me to say that we need a new kind of leadership to represent our district in Boise. We need someone who will listen to the voters. Who will vote according to the will of those they represent. Someone who will stand up for their neighbors, pitch in when the going gets tough, and to look out for not only the next generation but the one that comes after that.
As a “person of the dirt”, I know how important it is to take care of that dirt. As an Idahoan, I know how critical it is that we take care of our state as well. As a grandmother, I know how precious life is, at any stage, and as a former school board member, I know how frustrating it is to have your local authority usurped by a state or federal mandate.
You see, all of these things are not just who I am, they’ve shaped how I think. They’ve become a part of me.
I am Christy Zito, and I’m your Representative for District 23.