The native Idahoan said his expertise, serving as a Shoshone County Commissioner for 12 years, has given him the ability to communicate thoroughly as to what the citizens of District 7 need. Cantamessa believes he has what it takes to be a leader and work as part of a team, if elected.
"I'm concerned about how the state legislature and state government functions with local government and think my experience with local government is going to give me more experience in Boise," said Cantamessa.
Cantamessa said he wants to get to know everybody in his district so that he can represent them with poise and adequacy. He said his service on the school board, with local government, and small business management provides him with the credentials needed for the position.