I am Anthony Tomkins. I have called Idaho my home my whole life. I love the freedoms we have here and have decided to raise a family in the Magic Valley. I currently work as a copier technician, but I have worked on the farm, worked as an industrial mechanic, and have worked in a couple different fields in the Information Technology industry. I have also served in the U.S. Army Reserves since 2006. I decided to run for the U.S. House between the Christmas and New Years Holidays. I was anticipating the announcement of someone to challenge our current Representative for the last half of 2015. There were a couple of names, but it didn't ever seem to pan out. I became frustrated and discouraged that no one would attempt to run. It was then that the idea came to me that if I wanted something to be done, I should get up and do it myself. So far, it has been an interesting process. I haven't had a mentor or support from someone who 'knows it all,' but have had to discover much of the information on my own. That is not to say that I do not have help. Many of my friends are supporting me and even a few folks that I have just recently met have been helpful. I feel that any government should exist to defend the rights of their people. I feel the American Government has the great role of leading the world in defending the rights of its people, the Americans. I am all in on challenging those who would rather benefit themselves over representing the people that gave them the power they have. My only friends that I have who have any great power over anything, is the God that I worship and His son Jesus Christ. I am a friend of the people of Idaho, not the people of Washington D.C., not a friend of special interests or lobbyists. I will fight for freedom and nothing else. Thank you.