Steve Bair (R) E-mail
Born April 9, 1958, in Blackfoot, Idaho; graduated 1976 from Snake River High School in Moreland; attended Ricks College; LDS; agribusiness; precinct committeeman; 30-year member of Boy Scouts of America; spouse: Lori; children: Amber, Sheyann, Josh, Katie and Jared; 12 grandchildren.
Clifford R. Bayer (R) E-mail
Served five terms, House 2002-2012; 1982 graduate of Borah High; B.S. in biology from Boise State University; spouse: Nicki.
Bert Brackett (R) E-mail
Born October 17, 1944, in Twin Falls; 1962 graduate of Hagerman High School; B.S. in agriculture, University of Idaho; 116th Armored Cavalry, Idaho National Guard; rancher; President Idaho Cattle Association; Chairman Idaho Rangeland Resource Commission; 1996 Cattleman of the Year; spouse: Paula; children: Lori Blatner, Ira Brackett, Jani Revier, Gus Brackett, and Jake Brackett.
Cherie Buckner-Webb (D) E-mail
Assistant Minority Leader
Served one term, House 2010-2012; born in Boise, Idaho; bachelor's degree in management and organizational leadership, George Fox University; master's degree in social work, Northwest Nazarene University; board member of numerous community organizations; received the 2010 Community Hero award from Boise State University; Excellence in the Arts award; Idaho Governor's Award in the Arts; the Jefferson Award for public service; 2012 NAACP Heritage Hall of Fame award; American Mothers Inc., 2012 Idaho Mother of Distinction and National Mother of Distinction; Gandhi, King, Ikeda Award - A Legacy of Building Peace; spouse: Henry; two sons; one granddaughter.
Grant Burgoyne (D) E-mail
Minority Caucus Chair
Served three terms, House 2008-2014; born August 9, 1953, in Ketchikan, Alaska; attorney and mediator; B.A. in history from University of Idaho; J.D. from University of Kansas School of Law; Managing Partner of Boise law firm of Mauk & Burgoyne, 1997-2012; adjunct professor of Human Resources Law at Boise State University, 2002-2007; co-author "Idaho Employment Policies Handbook" (Idaho Law Foundation, 1998; rev. ed. 2001, 2012); recognized as one of Idaho's top 100 trial lawyers by the National Trial Lawyers in 2012; assistant to former Secretary of State Pete Cenarrusa, 1976-1978; Ada County Democratic Chair, 1991-1994; Democratic National Committee, 2004-2008; hobby: music; spouse: Christy (36 years); daughters: Crystal and Katherine; three grandchildren.
Dean L. Cameron (R) E-mail
Born in Burley; graduate of Meridian High School; associate degree in arts and science, majoring in political science from Ricks College (now BYU-Idaho); co-owner Cameron & Seamons Inc. Insurance and Investments; National Association of Health Underwriters; member, National Association of Insurance Financial Advisors (NAIFA), Mini-Cassia Chamber of Commerce, and Rupert Rotary Club; spouse: Linda Lanovara; children: Carissa, Laci, and Nathan.
Bart M. Davis (R) E-mail
Born March 7, 1955, in Rapid City, SD; 1973 graduate Idaho Falls HS; B.A. from Brigham Young University; J.D. from University of Idaho; LDS; attorney; 2014-present, Acting President, Electrical Wholesale Supply Co., Inc.; 2012, Legislator of the Year, Idaho Library Association; 2011, Angel in Adoption Award, Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute; 2010, Special Recognition for Extraordinary Contributions to the Improved Administration of Justice in Idaho, Idaho Judicial Conference; 2010, Professor Boyd A. Martin Award, Idaho Association of Cities; 2010-present, Trustee, Museum of Idaho; 2009, chair, Council of State Governments; 2009, Republican Legislator of the Year, Idaho Republican Party; 2008-2011, president, Law School Advisory Council, University of Idaho College of Law; 2008, vice-chair, Idaho Republican State Convention, Sandpoint; 2008, Idaho Delegate at Large, Republican National Convention, Minneapolis, MN; 2007-present, Committee on Relations with other Organizations, National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws; 2007, Outstanding Republican Elected Official Award, Idaho Republican Party, Region VII; 2007, Use of Legislative History: Willow Witching for Legislative Intent, 43 University of Idaho College of Law Review 585 (2007), co-author; 2006-2007, board member, Idaho Law Review Advisory Board, College of Law, University of Idaho; June, 2006, vice-chair, Idaho Republican Convention, Idaho Falls; 2006-2009, member, Idaho's Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission; 2006-present, member, Guardianship/Conservatorship Committee, Idaho Supreme Court; 2006, chair, Eastern Idaho State Park Search Committee; 2005-present, chairman and secretary of the Board, Electrical Wholesale Supply Co., Inc.; 2005-2006, member, Study Committee on Faithless Presidential Electors, NCCUSL; 2004, Leadership to Eastern Idaho Award, Idaho Falls Chamber of Commerce; 2004, Shooting Star Award, State Government Affairs Council; 2004, Idaho Delegate at Large, Republican National Convention, New York City, NY; 2004, parliamentarian, Idaho Republican State Convention, Boise, Idaho; 2004, co-chair, Guardianship/Conservatorship Interim Committee, Idaho State Legislature; 2003-2009, member, Committee on Liaison with Native American Tribes (U.C.C. Article 9), National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws; 2003-2004, chairman, Council of State Governments-West; 2003-present, member, Governing Board and Executive Committee, The Council of State Governments; 2003-present, Senate board member, Idaho Bond Bank Authority; 2003-present, task force member, (current chairman) Legal Task Force, The Council of State Governments (12 member "Federalism" national task force to determine amicus participation on certain cases before the United States Supreme Court); 2002-present, Majority Leader, Idaho State Senate; 2002-2003, co-chair, Task Force to Study Campaign Financing for Judicial Election, Idaho State Legislature; 2002, Majority Caucus Chair, Idaho State Senate; 2001-present, commissioner, National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws; 2001, recipient, Cesar Chavez/Dolores Huerta Farmworker Justice Award; 2001-present, member, Committee on Suggested State Legislation, Council of State Governments; 2001-2003, chair, Futures Committee, Council of State Governments-West; 2001-present, council member, Legislative Council, Idaho State Legislature; 2000-2001, member, Idaho Governor's Family Farm Security Task Force; 2000, participant, Project Israel Interchange, American Jewish Committee & Council of State Governments; 2000-2002, member, Committee on Judicial Independence and Judicial Integrity, Idaho State Bar; 2000, Idaho Delegate at Large, Republican National Convention, Philadelphia, PA; 2000-2004, board member, Eastern Idaho Special Services Agency; 1999-present, member, Idaho Falls Education Advisory Council; 1988, chair, Commercial Bankruptcy Law Section, Idaho State Bar; 1999, recipient, Professionalism Award, Commercial Law & Bankruptcy Section, Idaho State Bar; 1999, member, Idaho Governor's Executive Committee on Safety in Schools; 1999-present, member, Executive Committee, Council on State Governments-West;1999-2011, member, and past-chair, Ad Hoc Joint Advisory Committee on Technology, 1998-present, Idaho State Senate; 1999, Toll Fellow, Council of State Governments; 1998-present, council member, Idaho Falls Education Advisory Council; 1995-1998, member, 9th Circuit Judicial Conference Executive Committee, 9th Circuit Court of Appeals; 1997-1999, member, Eastern Idaho Division Facilities Committee, United States Court District of Idaho; 1993-1995, Idaho Lawyer Representative, 9th Circuit Judicial Conference, 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, United States Courts; 1993-1994, member, Long Range Planning Committee, United States District Court, District of Idaho; 1990-2001, member, Rules Committee, United States Bankruptcy Court, District of Idaho; 1994, Admitted to Practice, United States District Court, District of Arizona; 1989, Admitted to Practice, United States Supreme Court; 1987, Admitted to Practice, 9th Circuit Court of Appeals; 1982-1984, co-chair, Bonneville County Young Republicans; 1981, Admitted to Practice, United States District Court, District of Idaho; 1981, Admitted to Practice, Supreme Court of the State of Idaho; spouse: Marion Davis; children: Christopher (Kodie), Weston (Brigette), Cameron (deceased), Jil (David), Rebecca (Jesse), and Annie; 13 grandchildren.
Lori Den Hartog (R) E-mail
Born in Escondido, CA; graduate of Nampa Christian High School; B.A. in business administration/public administration from Dordt College; spouse: Scott.
Jim Guthrie (R) E-mail
Served one term, House 2010-2012; born in Pocatello, Idaho; graduate, Marsh Valley High School; member, Marsh Valley School District Board of Trustees, 1995-2001; Bannock County Commissioner, 2001-2007; spouse: Barbara; three children; six grandchildren.
Marv Hagedorn (R) E-mail
Served three terms, House 2006-2012; born in Omak, Washington; 1974 graduate of Potlatch High School; attended University of Maryland and Pensacola Jr. College; 5 years electronics, Leadership & Management; U.S. Navy (20 years active duty); retired Navy "Mustang"; Presbyterian; co-founder of Wyakin Warrior Foundation; 15 years in the private sector: semiconductor manufacturing and international operations, CEO of a multi-million dollar private company dealing in the international sale of farm and construction equipment; Distinguished Life Member NRA; Life Member Disabled American Veterans; Sportsmen for Fish and Wildlife-Idaho (co-founder); Founding/Life Member North American Fishing Club; member American Legion; spouse: Patty; two children.
Lee Heider (R) E-mail
Born February 17, 1947, in Twin Falls; bachelor's degree, Brigham Young University; master's of public administration, Ball State University; contractor/broker; member, Twin Falls City Council; Vice Mayor, Twin Falls; Eagle Scout and Silver Beaver awards, Boy Scouts of America; member, Pacific Fisheries Commission; spouse: Jan; six children; 22 grandchildren.
Brent Hill (R) E-mail
President Pro Tempore
Born April 23, 1949, in Rigby; graduated Madison High School in 1967; B.S. in accounting from Utah State University; retired Certified Public Accountant/Certified Financial Planner; board member, Citizens Community Bank; past president Rexburg Chamber of Commerce; member Madison County Coordinating Committee; USU "Outstanding Accounting Graduate" and "Accounting Alumnus of the Year"; spouse: Julie; children: Justin, Ritchie, Michael and Kevin.
Dan G. Johnson (R) E-mail
Appointed December 2011, to fill a Senate vacancy in District 7; born in Salina, Kansas; bachelor's degree in forest management, University of Idaho, 1989; master's degree in forest economics, Virginia Tech, 1991; Leadership Idaho Agriculture graduate; Idaho Certified Public Managers graduate; spouse: Jean; six children.
Maryanne Jordan (D) E-mail
Appointed March 2015, to fill a Senate vacancy in District 17; bachelor's degree in political science, San Jose State University, President of the Boise City Council; retired small business owner; spouse: Rocky; two children; five grandchildren.
Shawn Keough (R) E-mail
Graduate Walnut Hills High School, Cincinnati, OH; attended North Idaho College and Lewis-Clark State College in business management; Protestant; public relations; spouse: Mike; two grown children.
Roy Lacey (D) E-mail
Served one term, House 2010-2012; born in Pocatello, Idaho; retired; attended Idaho State University; spouse: Renee; four children; 14 grandchildren.
Todd M. Lakey (R) E-mail
Majority Caucus Chair
Born in Portland, Oregon; Bachelor of Science, Brigham Young University; Juris Doctorate, Lewis and Clark Northwestern School of Law; Canyon County Deputy Prosecutor and County Commissioner; Past President Idaho Association of Commissioners and Clerks; Chairman County Planning Association of SW Idaho; Officer U.S. Army Reserve; spouse: Jan; five children.
Abby Lee (R) E-mail
B.A. in communications from Brigham Young University; M.S. from Boise State University; spouse: Brian; children: two daughters.
Patti Anne Lodge (R) E-mail
Born Pittsburgh, PA; Idahoan since age 4; B.A. in history/secondary education, Marylhurst University; graduate studies at BSU, University of Idaho, Idaho State University and Albertson College of Idaho; NNU; Catholic; agribusiness owner/retired public school educator. SENATE STANDING COMMITTEES: Chairman Senate Judiciary and Rules 2012-, member 2001-2012; member Senate State Affairs 2011-, member Health and Welfare 2000-2004, 2006-; Past Chairman Health and Welfare 2006-2012; member JFAC 2002-2006; Commerce 2000-2002, 2009-2011. COMMITTEES: Joint Millennium Fund Committee 2002-, Co-chair 2005-; Co-chair Criminal Justice Reinvestment Oversight Committee 2014-; Legislative Council 2003-2011; Pacific Northwest Economic Region Idaho Council 2012-; Information Technology Resources Management Council 2009-2011; Health Care Task Force 2007-2014; Board of Health and Welfare 2007-2013; State Drug Court Executive Committee 2001-; Interagency Committee on Substance Abuse Prevention 2005-; Juvenile Custody Review Board 2002-2013; Idaho Meth Project Advisory Board 2008-2013; Co-chair, Criminal Justice Reinvestment Committee 2013-; Board of Juvenile Corrections 2013-; Idaho Criminal Justice Commission 2013-. COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT: Girls and Boys Club Advisory Committee 2009-; Nampa Chamber of Commerce; Caldwell Chamber of Commerce; Idaho Catholic Foundation Board Member; Member of Caldwell Night Rodeo Board of Directors 1992-2000; Idaho High School Rodeo Association Board Member; President Idaho Federation of Republican Women; Former Canyon County GOP Chairman; Precinct Chairman 1980-2001, 2012-2014; Canyon County GOP State Committeewoman; Canyon County Republican Women's President; Idaho Republican Party, Finance Chair 2001-2002; National Republican Women Board Member 1992-2000. AWARDS: Idaho Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) Legislator of the Year 2014; AG All Star 2001-; Friend of Agriculture 2001-; Idaho Fraternal Order of Police Legislative Award 2013; Idaho State FFA Honorary Degree 2013; Idaho Republican Senator of the Year 2010; Idaho Drug Court Leadership Award 2006; Canyon County Outstanding Republican; Idaho Republican Hall of Fame; Outstanding County Chair; Idaho Outstanding Republican Woman; Idaho State Marriage Ambassador. FAMILY: spouse: Edward J. Lodge; children: Mary-Jeanne, Edward R. and Anne-Marie; grandchildren: Cade, Amara, Hadley and twins Giuliana and Declan.
Fred S. Martin (R) E-mail
Born in Tyhee, Idaho; graduated Brigham Young University-Idaho; attended Idaho State University and Utah State University; graduated Medical Training Center, Fort Sam Houston, Texas, NCO School; member of the Idaho National Guard; Boy Scouts of America: District Commissioner; Scout Master; Eagle Scout, Duty to God Award; Bureau Chief, U.S. Congressman; Sergeant at Arms, Idaho State Senate; Student Body President, Ricks College; youth basketball, soccer and baseball coach; Executive Director, Citizens for Local Government; spouse: Darla; six children; 16 grandchildren.
Curt McKenzie (R) E-mail
Born February 9, 1969, in Corvallis, OR; B.A. in physics/history from Northwest Nazarene University; J.D. from Georgetown University; Nazarene; attorney.
Dean M. Mortimer (R) E-mail
Business owner; previously served in the Idaho State House of Representatives, 2007-2008; member of the Joint Finance & Appropriations, Education, and Judiciary & Rules committees; associate degree, Ricks College; bachelor's degree in communications and master's degree in business administration, Utah State University; retired mortgage banker; builder/developer; precinct committee chairman; Boy Scouts of America; Idaho Falls Chamber of Commerce; spouse: Judy Woodbury; four children; seven grandchildren.
Bob Nonini (R) E-mail
Served four terms, House 2005-2013; born in Wallace, Idaho; 1972 graduate of Wallace High; attended North Idaho College; Catholic; member Post Falls Chamber of Commerce and Post Falls Rotary Club; Kootenai County Republican Chairman 1998-2004; past state President Idaho Insurance & Financial Advisors 2003-2004; board member, Petroleum Storage Tank Fund; spouse: Cathyanne.
Sheryl L. Nuxoll (R) E-mail
Born March 7, 1951, in Cottonwood, Idaho; housewife, mother, co-manager of farm/ranch; business degree, Gonzaga University; held a CPA license until 1988; Idaho County Republican Central Committee, 2008-2012; spouse: Felix; six children.
Jim Patrick (R) E-mail
Born in Twin Falls, Idaho; B.S. in agricultural economics and business management, University of Idaho; 116th National Guard; Director, Salmon River Canal Company; President-IBC; Director-IMCB; Secretary/Treasurer-NDBC; on bank board for 20 years; member of numerous associations, societies and boards; Eagle Scout; Farm Bureau Member of the Year, Outstanding Water Quality Irrigator; spouse: Afton; children: David and Andrew.
Jim Rice (R) E-mail
Appointed March 1, 2012, to fill a Senate vacancy in District 10; graduated from Melba High School and attended Brigham Young University; law degree from William Howard Taft University in California; serve as a precinct committeeman; volunteer member of the Caldwell Schools Policy Committee; spouse: Tish; eight children; five grandchildren.
Dan J Schmidt (D) E-mail
Born August 2, 1954, in Salem, Oregon; medical degree, University of Washington; family physician; Latah County coroner for 15 years; hospital board member, six years; hospital chief of staff; Ted Phillips Award; top graduate in family medicine, UW; spouse: Martha; four daughters.
Jeff C. Siddoway (R) E-mail
Born October 21, 1948, in Rexburg; graduate South Fremont High School in St. Anthony; attended University of Idaho; LDS; rancher of sheep, elk and bison; spouse: Cindy; children: Billie Jean, Jodie and J.C.
Mary Souza (R) E-mail
Born in Spokane, WA; graduated from Holy Names Academy; lived in Coeur d'Alene for 27 years; B.S. in nursing from Pacific Lutheran University; M.S. in health education from Whitworth University; former critical care R.N. and nursing instructor; has co-owned a small business for 30 years; spouse: Rick; four grown children; one grandbaby.
Michelle Stennett (D) E-mail
Born November 2, 1960, in Sacramento, CA; bachelor's degrees in Latin languages and international studies, University of Oregon; self-employed; spouse: Clint (deceased).
Steven P. Thayn (R) E-mail
Born in Richland, Washington; 1972 graduate of Emmett High School; Treasure Valley Community College and Boise State University, B.S. Political Science; LDS; President of Youth Soccer Association for 10 years; Chairman, Payette River Regional Technical Academy Charter School; author of three books: "The Thayn Doctrine," "Improving the Rx" and "A Parent's Guide to Idaho Education"; spouse: Sheryll; children: Damon, Derrick, Tyler, Tabor, Micah, Marcus, Chelsey and Carli.
John H. Tippets (R) E-mail
Served as House Majority Caucus Chairman and Chairman of the House State Affairs Committee; born January 16, 1952; bachelor's degree from Brigham Young University and a master's degree in human resource management from Utah State University; public affairs manager at Agrium in Soda Springs; resides in Bennington, Bear Lake County; spouse: Nancy; nine children; 27 grandchildren.
Steve Vick (R) E-mail
Born May 23, 1956, in Great Falls, Montana; bachelor's degree in engineering, Montana State University; business owner; member, Montana House of Representatives, 1994-2001; spouse: Cheryl Ann; four children; three grandsons.
Janie Ward-Engelking (D) E-mail
Born in Caldwell, Idaho; attended Whittier College; B.S. from Idaho State University; master's degree from Boise State University; classroom teacher for 33 years; active community member, trainer and facilitator for College of Western Idaho; spouse: Kay Frank Engelking.
Chuck Winder (R) E-mail
Assistant Majority Leader
Bachelor's degree in political science, College of Idaho; businessman; served on the Boise City Design Review Committee and the Planning and Zoning Commission; Ada County Highway District Commission; former chairman, Idaho Transportation Board; former naval aviator; Credit Rating Enhancement Commmittee; Governor's Housing Committee; Endowment Fund Investment Board; spouse: Dianne; two children; seven grandchildren.
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