The US and Idaho Constitution serve to define the purposes and limitations of the federal and state government. Those who serve in the Idaho Legislature should guard against government overreach and strive to ensure that laws and regulations allow citizens their greatest opportunity for life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness (property). An educated citizenry is not only desirable, it is paramount to the wellbeing and continuance of our constitutional republic. If elected, I will be fully present, develop a clear understanding of proposed legislation, and cast my vote to best serve the citizens of District 10 and Idaho.


Julie Yamamoto is the daughter of Archie and Marlene Yamamoto and is the sister of four siblings, her brother, Chris (Arlene), and sisters, Lianne, Lorinda, and Susan (Robert Thompson). Julie was born and raised in Canyon County and appreciates the blessing of being a farm kid. Julie and Leland Sasaki, also a long-time educator, have been married for 28 years.


Julie accepted Jesus Christ as her savior in 1974. She attends Calvary Chapel Caldwell where she volunteers as a greeter. In Julie’s mind, The Declaration of Independence clearly states the principle the United States is founded upon: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness.” Julie agrees with Abraham Lincoln that the Declaration of Independence is a “rebuke and a stumbling block to tyranny and oppression.” She also believes that everyday citizens must remain vigilant and protect life and liberty or there will be no happiness; this is why she is willing to serve in the Idaho Legislature.


Julie Yamamoto graduated from Vallivue High School. She earned a BA in Elementary Education and MA in Educational Leadership from the College of Idaho and her Educational Specialist and Doctor of Education from the University of Idaho. Julie knew from an early age that she would be a teacher. She enjoyed teaching seventh grade and first grade before entering school administration. Julie’s administrative career spanned elementary through high school. She was the planning principal and first principal at the new Caldwell High School and Vallivue’s Ridgevue High School. She also assisted with the building of Thomas Jefferson Charter School and served as the first administrator. She now serves on the TJCS Board.

Community Service

Julie served on the West Valley Medical Center Board for nine years and was the Board Chair the last four years (2010-2019). She is a founding member and current chair of the Assistance League of Boise Canyon County Branch. This organization has two philanthropies, Baby Bundles–provides newborn layettes for distribution through area hospitals and Operation School Bell–provides clothing and personal care kits for students in Caldwell/Nampa/Vallivue School Districts (Julie chairs this committee). Julie volunteers as a facilitator for Love INC. and currently serves on the Thomas Jefferson Charter School Board.

Congressman Russ Fulcher

Senator Jim Rice

Canyon County Sheriff Kieran Donahue

Agra PAC

Canyon County Farm Bureau

Idaho Bankers Assn

Idaho Community Bankers

Idaho Chooses Life

Idaho Dairy Industry PAC

Idaho Farm Bureau

Idaho Potato Industry (Supported by)

Idaho Prosperity Fund

Idaho Sugarbeet Growers (Supported by)

National Federation of Independent Business Idaho PAC

NRA-PVF (AQ Rating)

 I’m honored be endorsed by the Fraternal Order of Police. My votes support law enforcement, and I take my commitment to public safety seriously. #BackTheBlue
“Representative Yamamoto has consistently shown that she stands with her constituents and the working class in Idaho against out-of-state interests and their opinions on how Idaho should be run.  She has voted time and again to protect public safety professionals and professional educators and understands that nobody knows how to do their jobs better than those riding the engines, the squad cars, and teaching in the classrooms.

As Chairwoman of the House Education Committee, Julie Yamamoto has worked with all the Idaho stakeholders in education to ensure Idaho’s children are given every opportunity to learn and grow in a safe environment.”

~Shaun Laughlin, Vice president, Professional Firefighters of Idaho

The Second Amendment states: A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.

“Shall not” is not a suggestion, it is absolute. I will not support regulations or laws that infringe (limit, undermine) our right to keep and bear arms. In order to secure a free State, citizens must have weapons and ammunition which allow them to protect themselves against tyranny, both foreign and domestic.

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    Paid Julie Yamamoto for Idaho; Chris Yamamoto, Treasurer