MEET CHRISTY PERRY
Conservative Idaho Values
Christy Perry was raised in a military family and grew up in Middleton, Idaho, graduating from Middleton High School. From an early age, her family instilled in her strong conservative, Christian values and a tireless work ethic, both of which is reflected in many Idahoans today. Christy and husband, Matt, also a Middleton native, have been married for nearly 25 years. Together, they have made every effort to pass on these core values to their three children and, now, three grandchildren. Christy is also the proud mother of an Iraq war veteran.
As a small business owner, Christy understands how important it is to minimize government regulation to allow businesses to thrive. Christy and her husband, Matt, co-own Buckhorn Gun Shop, a full-service gun shop which has proudly been supporting your Second Amendment rights for more than 36 years. Christy and her husband are lifetime members of the NRA and are active in the shooting sports and affiliated organizations.
Christy is also an avid hunter and fisher, enjoying all that Idaho has to offer. She is committed to preserving recreational and sportsmen’s rights and was heavily involved in the “Save the Lake” campaign and the “Death of Recreation” parade in the face of the federal government’s efforts to restrict access to Lake Lowell in Canyon County at the expense of the local economy. Garnering national attention from FOX News and others, the efforts of Christy successfully combated the federal encroachment on our land and water rights and ensured continued access to Lake Lowell.
Christy is currently serving her 4th term in the Idaho State Legislature, representing District 11 in Canyon County, the same county in which she grew up. During her time in the Legislature, she has been a prominent advocate of Second Amendment rights, limited government, criminal justice reform, and foster care reform. Christy serves on the Health & Welfare Committee, Judiciary, Rules & Administration Committee, Economic Outlook and Revenue Assessment Committee, and the Technology Committee. Christy also is the Chairman of the Local Government Committee. She also co-chaired the Interim Public Defense committee. Currently, she serves as a commissioner for the Idaho Public Defense Commission and as co-chair of the interim Foster Care Study Committee.
Christy has consistently earned the endorsement of the National Rifle Association throughout her time in the Idaho Legislature. She was also recipient of the “Ag All Star” Award from the Idaho Food Producers for her support of Idaho’s agricultural way of life and earned the endorsement of many agricultural PACs. Christy also boosts a 100% voting record for the Idaho Water Users Association.
Christy’s unique leadership on the issue of criminal justice reform was recently highlighted in Politico Magazine. She has been a national speaker on the issue, including at the recent “Right to Counsel Symposium” organized by the Department of Justice.
Idaho’s Next Congresswoman
Christy has been active in local Republican politics and currently serves as the Republican Precinct Committee person for District 11. She is also involved in civic and community organizations as a board member for the Idaho God and Country Festival and as a board member for the United Way of Treasure Valley. Christy is also is a previous board member for the Nampa Chamber of Commerce.
Christy graduated Summa Cum Laude with her bachelor’s degree in political science from the Honors College at Boise State University. Christy ran her first political campaign and was elected to office while working on her master’s degree in public administration at Boise State, which she earned in 2011. While at Boise State, Christy was recognized as a Top Ten Scholar finalist.
In her free time, Christy enjoys collecting antiques, working in her yard, reading, and shooting sporting clays. Christy also recently gained her realtor license. Above all else, Christy is passionate about people and the opportunity to serve and improve the lives of others.