The founder and philosophic father of ProActive Conservatism is Steven Thayn. He is an Idaho State Senator having served in the Idaho legislature for 13 years where he serves on the Education, Commerce, and Judiciary committees.
Senator Steven Thayn
· He was born in Washington state in 1954.
· He lives in Emmett, Idaho since
· He has been married since 1977 to Sheryll McRenolds.
· They have 8 children and 24 grandchildren.
· He served a mission for the LDS church in Brazil and speaks Portuguese and Spanish.
· He owned and operated a dairy farm from 1977 until 1994.
· He graduated from Boise State University with a degree in political science.
· He taught in the public school system from 2001 until 2005.
Senator Thayn began developing his political philosophy starting in high school. His most successful piece of legislation is the Advanced Opportunities Program that allocates $4125 to each student to customize their education between the 7th and 12th grades. In the 2018 - 2019 school year, 35,497 students participated earning over 215,000 college credits and 3,770 industry certificates.
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