Neil A. Anderson (R) E-mail
Born in Rexburg, Idaho; graduate of Ricks College and Idaho State University; employed by U.S. West in various management roles and by Edward Jones Investments; extensive community service; spouse: Sue; four children; 16 grandchildren.
Robert Anderst (R) E-mail
Born in Pocatello, Idaho; graduated from Highland High School and Idaho State University (Business Management and Marketing); Realtor since 1992; spouse: LaDawn; two children.
Ken Andrus (R) E-mail
Born July 14, 1935, in Marion Summit Co., Utah; 1953 graduate of South Summit High in Kamas, UT; B.S. in Animal Husbandry from Brigham Young University; Army veteran; LDS; rancher; board member and president Bannock County Farm Bureau; Marsh Valley School Board five years - vice chair of board for three years; spouse: Colleen Lloyd; children: Tonia, Marie, Milo, Melanie, Brent, Leena, Kevin and Joseph.
Vito Barbieri (R) E-mail
Born October 22, 1951, in Bexar County, Texas; attorney; law degree, Western State University College of Law, Fullerton, CA; spouse: Joy; children: James, Paul, and Tina.
Linden B. Bateman (R) E-mail
Born 1940 in Salt Lake City, Utah; semi-retired educator; bachelor's degree in political science, Brigham Young University; served five terms in the Idaho House of Representatives, 1977-1986, two terms as majority caucus chairman; member, Idaho Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission; former president, Bonneville County Historical Society; Liberty Bell award, 6th District Bar Association; Excellence in Education award, Washington Mutual; Teacher of the Year, Bonneville High School; spouse: Deann; children: Eric, Kirsten, Stefan; nine grandchildren.
Gayle L. Batt (R) E-mail
5th generation Idahoan, born in Nampa, Idaho; graduated Wilder High School; B.S. Agricultural Business Management from Oregon State University; Missouri Synod Lutheran; spouse: Roger.
Scott Bedke (R) E-mail
Speaker of the House
Born April 27, 1958, in Twin Falls; graduated Oakley High School; bachelor's degree in finance from Brigham Young University; former president of Idaho Cattle Association; former director of National Cattlemen's Beef Association; former Oakley City Council member; Joint Finance & Appropriations Committee; Revenue & Taxation Committee; Resources & Conservation Committee; Transportation & Defense Committee; Chair Economic Outlook & Revenue Assessment Committee; Credit Rating Enhancement Committee; Speaker of the House; rancher, LDS; spouse: Sarah; four children; seven grandchildren.
Maxine T. Bell (R) E-mail
Born in Logan, Utah; Jerome High School; College of Southern Idaho and Idaho State University; retired school librarian/farmer; spouse: H. Jack; son: Jeff; three grandchildren.
Merrill Beyeler (R) E-mail
Graduate of Boise State University with a B.A. in education; taught and coached for 21 years in rural Idaho; board member of the Upper Lemhi Chamber of Commerce; chairman of the Lemhi Regional Land Trust; founding member, Central Idaho Rangeland Network; Bureau of Land Management National Rangeland Stewardship Award, 2013; Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission Annual Award, 2013; Lemhi Cattlemen and Horse Growers Association Rancher of the Year; spouse: Sharal.
Judy Boyle (R) E-mail
Attended Lassen Community College, Boise State University, and University of Idaho; rancher and freelance writer; former commissioner, Washington County Planning and Zoning Commission; substitute for former state Senator Ric Branch; natural resources director for former Congresswoman Helen Chenoweth; named one of the 100 most influential people in Idaho; two children; two grandsons.
Van T. Burtenshaw (R) E-mail
Farmer, rancher and livestock dealer.
Greg Chaney (R) E-mail
Graduate of Kuna High School; B.A. in communications and political science from Boise State University; pursuing J.D. at Concordia University School of Law; spouse: Sarah.
Don Cheatham (R) E-mail
B.S. in criminal justice; limited lifetime teaching credential; veteran of U.S. Air Force; has held an ASIS International CPP Certification; retired Regional Director for southwestern United States for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, National Protection and Programs Directorate; Vice President/Regional Manager for Protective Services with the Bank of America for southern California, southern Nevada and Arizona; Detective Supervisor for Los Angeles Police Department (24½ years); spouse: Lynn.
Sue Chew (D) E-mail
Born in Oakland, CA; bachelor's degree in biology and natural resources, UC Berkeley; Pharm.D., UC San Francisco; professor; 2003 Women Making History Award; 2006 Cultural Center Service Award; 2013 Outstanding Legislative Advocacy Achievement Award, Idaho Federation of Families for Children's Mental Health; 2014 Idaho Democratic Party Legislator of the Year.
Lance Clow (R) E-mail
Born in Los Angeles, California; B.A. in economics, California Lutheran University, 1969; elected to the Twin Falls City Council, 1993; served six years as mayor; served on the Idaho Public Transportation Advisory Board, District V Magistrate Commission and the Eastern Snake Plain Aquifer Comprehensive Aquifer Management Planning Committee; spouse: DeeDee.
Gary E. Collins (R) E-mail
Born September 9, 1942, in Boise; Kuna High School; LDS; insurance broker; spouse: Ann; children: Debra, David, Steven, Brent, Merilee, and Kaylee.
Brent J. Crane (R) E-mail
Assistant Majority Leader
Rep. Crane is the Vice President of Crane Alarm Service, a family owned security and fire alarm business that has been located in Nampa since 1964. Rep. Crane is currently serving his fifth term in the Idaho House of Representatives. He is the Assistant Majority Leader and serves on the Business, State Affairs, and Ways & Means Committees. As a young leader in the Idaho House, he is known as an advocate for a strong economy and a business friendly environment. Rep. Crane received the Friend of Agriculture award in 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2011. In 2010, Rep. Crane was selected by his peers to be the Vice Chairman of the Legislative Business Caucus. Rep. Crane is active in his community, having served as an Ad Hoc member of the Nampa Chamber of Commerce Executive Board. Rep. Crane was pleased when his company was selected by the TV show Extreme Makeover Edition to install the security system for the Ryan Stockdale family. Rep. Crane's company also provided the security for the 2009 Special Winter Olympics. A life-long resident of Canyon County, Rep. Crane graduated from Nampa Christian High School and received a B.A. in political science with an emphasis in public administration from Boise State University. Rep. Crane is an avid outdoorsman who enjoys playing golf, fly fishing, and shooting clay targets. When not on the golf course, Rep. Crane can be found on the beach in South Florida reading a good book. Rep. Crane and his wife, Rochenda, have two children, a son Keaton and a daughter Riley.
Thomas Dayley (R) E-mail
Born in Burley, Idaho; 5th generation Idahoan; B.A. political science/Spanish, Brigham Young University; M.A. international relations, University of Southern California in Oxford, England; U.S. Air Force veteran; Reagan appointee; worked for the Idaho Congressional Delegation; volunteer for church, BSA, United Way and International Visitors.
Reed DeMordaunt (R) E-mail
Born October 1, 1963, in Rochester, MN; businessman; master's degree in international business, University of South Carolina; master's degree in Middle Eastern studies, American University, Cairo; bachelor's degree, Brigham Young University; served as chairman, State Board of Education Committee on Teacher Performance Compensation; chairman, Albertson Foundation Teacher Compensation Committee; finalist, Idaho Innovation Award; spouse: Gayann; six children.
Sage G. Dixon (R) E-mail
Born Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio; graduate of Westmont High School; attended San Jose State University, majoring in finance; owner of electrical contracting business; previous Vice-Chair of Bonner County Property Rights Council; NCFCA Lincoln-Douglas debate coach; spouse: Veronica; seven children.
Mathew W. Erpelding (D) E-mail
Assistant Minority Leader
Born in Denver, Colorado; B.A. in psychology from Idaho State University; M.A. in adult and organizational learning from University of Idaho; served as President of the Association of Outdoor Recreation and Education; received Idaho Business Review's Accomplished Under 40; co-editor of Outdoor Program Administration Principles and Practices; served on the Board of Directors for the Cancer Connection of Idaho.
John Gannon (D) E-mail
Served 1 term, House 1990-1992; born in Ross, California; graduate UC Davis, Hastings College of Law and USAR JAG School; Director, New York Irrigation District 1989-1990 and Boise Project Board of Control 1990; member Boise School District Facilities Steering Committee 2006 and various community organizations; spouse: Bev; two children.
Terry Gestrin (R) E-mail
Appointed August 2012, to fill a House vacancy in District 8; born in Cascade, Idaho; B.B.A. in finance from Idaho State University; Volunteer Fire Chief; Donnelly Valley County Commissioner; Chairman, Valley County Republican Central Committee; board member, Idaho Foundation for Parks and Lands; State Insurance Fund; spouse: Sheri.
Marc Gibbs (R) E-mail
Farmer; bachelor's degree, Utah State University; commissioner, Idaho Fish and Game Commission, 1999-2006; spouse: Bonne; children: Tori and Josh; four grandchildren.
Steven Harris (R) E-mail
Born in Salt Lake City, Utah; M.S. in technology management from Brigham Young University; systems consultant and small business owner; spouse: Wendy; five children; five grandchildren.
Stephen Hartgen (R) E-mail
Business consultant/economic development; editor/publisher, The Times News, 1982-2004; Ph.D., University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minn.; master's degree, Brandeis University, Waltham, Mass.; bachelor's degree, Amherst College, Amherst, Mass.; member, 1998-2014, Idaho Capitol Commission; vice-chairman, 2015-, Permanent Building Fund Advisory Council; founding board member, Southern Idaho Economic Development Organization; executive director, Business Plus; board member, Twin Falls Area Chamber of Commerce; vice-chairman, Idaho Association of Commerce and Industry; spouse: Linda; five children.
Brandon A. Hixon (R) E-mail
Born and raised in Salmon, Idaho; 4th generation native Idahoan; graduated from Salmon High School in 2000; Construction Management Tech Program graduate, Idaho State University, 2002; Boise State, 2003-2004; appointed Precinct Alternate Chairman, Precinct 8 in Caldwell; appointed Canyon County Presidential Caucus Chairman 2011; 2012 Republican of the Year Award for Canyon County; spouse: Danielle; five children.
James Holtzclaw (R) E-mail
Managment degree from George Fox University; 10 years in the U.S. Air Force; veteran of a foreign war, with four overseas tours; lifetime member VFW and the American Legion; member of the NRA, Ada County PAC, NARPM, Chamber of Commerce, Realtor Foundation Board and the communication committee; Chair for PAC Ada County Realtors.
Wendy Horman (R) E-mail
Graduate of Roy High School; A.S. Dixie State College; B.A. in political science from BYU-Idaho; Bonneville School Board Trustee and President, Idaho School Boards Association; WICHE Commissioner; spouse: Briggs; five children; one grandchild.
Paulette E. Jordan (D) E-mail
Paulette Jordan, age 34, is a native Idahoan; graduate of Gonzaga Preparatory in 1998 with honors; graduate of University of Washington in 2003 with degrees in communications, comparative literature, and American Indian studies, along with a certificate in strategic negotiations and conflict resolution from the Washington Center; citizen of the Coeur d'Alene Tribe; local, regional and national leader for years; elected member of the Coeur d'Alene Tribal Council for three years; founding member of local Auxiliary of Post 5 in Plummer, Idaho, serving veterans; Benewah County Democratic state committeewoman; regional board member of the Northwest Disability Action Center; at-large trustee for the Idaho Heritage Trust; served as the Idaho state at-large delegate for the Democratic National Convention for two consecutive presidential elections; served as a national committeewoman for the Idaho Young Democrats; serving her third elected term as a Northwest Region board member and Finance Chair for the National Indian Gaming Association; Co-Chair of the Gaming Committee for the Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians; national speaker and mentor to young people nationwide; National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development (NCAIED) Business Leadership Award as one of the "Top 40 under 40"; continues to stay active with her public and private business interests; speaks nationally on economic and community leadership; resides with her family in Plummer, Idaho; enjoys raising her sons, horseback riding and appreciates the greater mountain area.
Clark Kauffman (R) E-mail
Born in Twin Falls, Idaho; graduated from Filer High School; U.S. Air Force, Vietnam veteran; graduate of Leadership Idaho Agriculture; board member Filer Mutual Telephone Co-Op; spouse: Debbie; two children; three grandchildren.
Ryan Kerby (R) E-mail
Native Idahoan; grew up on a dairy on the Clearwater River; attended Lapwai schools 1-12; B.S. in math from Biola College in La Mirada, California; master's degree from College of Idaho; education specialist from University of Idaho; taught for 21 years; New Plymouth School Superintendent for 21 years; spouse: Kathy.
Phylis K. King (D) E-mail
Born May 8, 1946, in Ogden, UT; 1964 graduate of Grand Junction High School in Grand Junction, Colorado; B.S. in microbiology from Colorado State University, Art Center College of Design-Commercial Photography; Methodist; Registered Medical Technologist; commercial photographer; Soroptomist International; Vista Neighborhood Association.
Hy Kloc (D) E-mail
Born in Germany; grew up in New York City; graduated from New York City Community College with an A.A.S. in marketing management and from Western Michigan University with a B.S. in business education; Chairman of the Board for the Greater Boise Auditorium District; Public Radio's Development Director of the Year in 2007; served as Chairman of the Boise Complete Count Committee; President of the Idaho Humane Society Board; Executive Director of the Gene Harris Jazz Festival; spouse: Joan; two dogs.
Thomas F. Loertscher (R) E-mail
Born January 4, 1944, in Park City, UT; Park City High School; B.S. in accounting, University of Utah; six years, U.S. Army Reserve; farmer/rancher; LDS; Bonneville County Commissioner for six years; East Central Idaho Private Industry Council; Idaho State Job Training Council; spouse: Linda; children: Brent, Wayne, Steven, Reed, Benjamin, Marlena, Brad and Bruce; 34 grandchildren.
Lynn M. Luker (R) E-mail
Born 1953 in Idaho Falls, ID; graduate of Lompoc Senior High in Lompoc, CA; A.B. in political science, University of California Berkeley; J.D., College of Law, University of Idaho in Moscow; LDS; attorney; Editor in Chief Idaho Law Review (1979-80); Law Clerk to Chief Justice Bakes, Idaho Supreme Court (1980-1982); spouse: Helen; children: Daniel, Jean, Rebecca, David, Eric, Rachel, Andrew and Emily; 20 grandchildren.
Luke Malek (R) E-mail
Raised in North Idaho; graduated from the College of Idaho and University of Idaho, College of Law; regional director under Governor Jim Risch; former deputy prosecuting attorney in Kootenai County.
John McCrostie (D) E-mail
1988 salutatorian from Mountain Home High School; B.M.E. in music education from Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, OK; M.S. in instructional and performance technology from Boise State University; J.D. from Concordia University School of Law; named as a 2013 Top Political Activist by National Education Association; 2014 Community Catalyst Award, Fund for Idaho; 2015 Jose Julio Sarria Civil Rights Award, International Imperial Court System; husband: Dave Navarro.
Patrick McDonald (R) E-mail
Associate degree in law enforcement; B.S. in corporate training; M.Ed. in occupational training management; 33 years with Idaho State Police, retiring as District Patrol Commander; 8 years as U.S. Marshall, District of Idaho, appointed by President George W. Bush; 2 years with Burley Police Dept.; 26 years with U.S. Air Force Reserve, U.S. Army Reserve, Idaho National Guard, Idaho Air Guard; consultant, Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers (FLETC), Glenco, GA; graduate, FBI National Academy, Quantico, VA; faculty member, Brown Mackie College, Boise, ID (criminal justice); board member, Idaho Peace Officers' Memorial; chairman of the board, Idaho Operation Lifesaver; advisory council member of the following institutions of higher education: Idaho State University, Pocatello, ID; Eastern Idaho Technical College, Idaho Falls, ID; Brigham Young University-Idaho (Ricks College), Rexburg, ID.
Shannon McMillan (R) E-mail
Born December 16, 1960, in Waupaca, Wisconsin; graduate, Mount Baker High School; pharmacy technician program, Apollo College, Spokane, WA; businesswoman; spouse: Kenneth; one son (daughter-in-law Jessica); four grandchildren.
Ron Mendive (R) E-mail
Born in Elko, Nevada; graduate of Kellogg High School and North Idaho College; two-term precinct committeeman; principal in corporation that developed first successful self-igniting pellet stove; spouse: Sherlene; three children; four grandchildren.
Steven Miller (R) E-mail
Born in Wendell, Idaho; graduated from Camas County High School; B.S. in agricultural engineering from the University of Idaho; former member of Camas County Planning and Zoning; former Camas County Commissioner; graduate of Leadership Idaho Agriculture; past President of Idaho Association of Conservation Districts; past Secretary/Treasurer of the National Association of Conservation Districts; 3rd generation farm and ranch in Camas and Blaine Counties producing organic hay and grain; spouse: Cheryl; children: Nancy, James and Andrew.
Jason A. Monks (R) E-mail
Born in Ridgecrest, California; graduated from Chaparral High School in Las Vegas, Nevada; Bachelor of Science degree from Brigham Young University with a dual emphasis in environmental health and industrial hygiene; construction, corporate environmental, health and safety experience; business owner and operator; spouse: Shelley; eight children.
Mike Moyle (R) E-mail
1983 graduate of Meridian High School; attended BYU; LDS; farmer/rancher; served on Far West Spearmint Committee; former fire commissioner of Star; served four years as House Assistant Majority Leader; serving third term as Majority Leader; children: Kelsei, Jacob and Preston.
Ronald Nate (R) E-mail
Born in Salt Lake City, Utah; B.S. in economics from University of Utah; M.A. and Ph.D. in economics from University of Connecticut; economics professor at BYU-Idaho; served on the Idaho Judicial Council; Chair of Idaho Republican Presidential Caucus, 2012; spouse: Maria; four children.
Pete Nielsen (R) E-mail
Born March 15, 1938, in Burley; graduated Minico H.S.; attended BYU and Utah State; LDS; insurance agent and part-time farmer; former Republican county chairman and district chairman; member Jaycees; president and director Elywhee Beet Growers; president Elmore Co. NFO; president Elywhee Growers Association; Elmore County Farm Bureau; Eagle Scout; spouse: Connie; children: five daughters, Robin Jo, April, Heather, Celeste, Desarae, and three sons, Arlow, Clint, Ivan.
Mark Nye (D) E-mail
Graduate of Pocatello High School, Harvard University, and University of Idaho College of Law; past president, Idaho State Bar; National Board of Governors, American Bar Association; former Commissioner, Idaho Centennial Commission; past member, Law Advisory Committee, U of I; board member, Idaho Community Foundation; board member, Andrus Center, BSU; past chair, ISU Foundation; spouse: Eva; four children; four grandchildren.
Kelley Packer (R) E-mail
Graduated from Marsh Valley High School; Associate of Arts in business management from American Intercontinental University; Office Manager at Idaho Sports and Spine in Pocatello, Idaho; also a small business owner in McCammon, Idaho; served on McCammon City Council 2008-2012; McCammon Beautification Committee 2003-2004; Bannock County GOP Chairwoman 2010-2012; President of Marsh Valley Education Society 2011-2012; spouse: Duane.
Joe Palmer (R) E-mail
Business owner; attended Boise State University; served in the Idaho Army National Guard; spouse: Leslie; four children.
Donna Pence (D) E-mail
Minority Caucus Chair
Born August 23, 1942, in Joliet, IL; 1960 graduate of Richfield High School; B.S. in education, University of Idaho; majoring in health, physical education and social studies; M.A. in education, Idaho State University; Methodist; retired teacher/coach; tree farmer; Gooding Chamber of Commerce director; volunteer coordinator for Nature Conservancy's Thousand Springs Festival; Idaho Nursery & Landscape Association-State Legislative Committee; Idaho Education Association, local president-regional board member; 5th District Coaches special achievement award; Idaho Association of Health and Physical Education Board of Directors; State Distinguished Service Award, 2008; leadership seminar at U of Texas by Delta Kappa Gamma teachers society, 2004; State President Delta Kappa Gamma, 2011-2013; spouse: Lew; children: Lynn, Kim and Dusty.
Christy Perry (R) E-mail
Born June 4, 1968, in Ankara, Turkey; bachelor's degree in political science and a master's degree in public administration, Boise State University; Top Ten Scholar finalist and Distinguished Honors Award, BSU; businesswoman; spouse: Matt; three children.
Dell Raybould (R) E-mail
Born October 8, 1933, in Rexburg; graduated Madison High School; attended Ricks College; LDS; farmer/businessman; past chairman Idaho Potato Commission; past chairman National Potato Promotion Board; past chairman Madison Memorial Hospital board of trustees; 1989 National Potato Man of the Year; 1999 Idaho Grower of the Year; 1990 East Idaho Agriculture Hall of Fame; 1995 Idaho Water Users Hall of Fame; 1998 Governor's Award for Excellence in Agriculture; spouse: Vera; children: Jeff, Valerie, Kathryn; 13 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren.
Eric M. Redman (R) E-mail
Raised on a farm near Moscow, Idaho; Union Pacific Railroad Agriculture Scholarship to Washington State University; U.S. Air Force Vietnam veteran; business owner (44 years), including marina resort on Idaho's Lake Pend Oreille (4 years); Idaho and Washington real estate broker, land developer and home builder (12 years); Rathdrum, Idaho multiline independent insurance agency (24 years), sold agency to adult children in November 2012; past President, North Idaho Association of Health Underwriters; Treasurer, Highway Evangelism; Treasurer, Reach America; Treasurer, Heritage Christian Supply aka Sower Bible & Gift Store, Coeur d'Alene, Idaho; spouse: Sue; five children; 13 grandchildren.
Paul Romrell (R) E-mail
Born in Fremont County; Ricks College; Medical Lab and X-Ray Internship, Boise State/University of Southern California Hospital Administration Study; Administrator, Fremont General Hospital; Afton Memorial; University of Minnesota; Fremont County Coroner for 40 years; retired Fremont County Commissioner and Board Chairman; by end of this term, will have completed 50 years of elected service (40 years as coroner, 6 years as commisioner, and 4 years as legislator); retired farmer and rancher; spouse: Ellen, six children, 20 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren.
Ilana Rubel (D) E-mail
Born 1972; graduate of Harvard Law School (J.D. 1997) and Georgetown University (B.A. in American government and English 1994); partner in the Boise office of Fenwick & West, one of the nation's premier law firms focusing on technology clients; served on Board of Directors of Bogus Basin HOA since 2009; spouse: John; children: Andrew, Claire, Thomas and Evan.
Dan Rudolph (D) E-mail
Graduate of Lewiston High School; B.S. from University of Idaho, secondary education, chemistry and biology; M.Ed. from University of Idaho; owner, Rudolph's Auto Services; adjunct professor, Lewis-Clark State College, Lewiston, Idaho; served 12 years on Lewiston School Board; spouse: Rusanne; children: Jen, Dan Jr., and John; seven grandchildren.
John Rusche (D) E-mail
Born December 3, 1950, in Waukesha, WI; 1969 graduate of Aquinas High in La Crosse, WI; B.S. in chemical engineering from Notre Dame; M.D. from Washington University of Medicine in St. Louis, MO; Christian; physician; House Minority Leader; Idaho Medical Association; American Council of Physician Executives; American Academy of Pediatrics; "Mover & Shaker" Award, Idaho Pediatric Society; Tau Beta Pi-engineering honor society; spouse: Kay; daughter: Caitlin.
Heather Scott (R) E-mail
B.S. in biology from University of Akron, Akron, Ohio; aquatic biologist; small business owner; spouse: Andrew.
Paul E. Shepherd (R) E-mail
Born December 21, 1942, in Boise; 1961 graduate of Boise High; attended Boise Jr. College; owner/partner of sawmill and log home business; Protestant; former Boise County Republican Chairman, Garden Valley School Board, Crouch City Councilman, Riggins City Councilman, director-Salmon River Cowboys, director-Riggins Chamber of Commerce, director-Riggins Gem Committee, state committeeman-Idaho County Republicans; married 55 years; spouse: Dawn; children: Paula, Paul, Aaron, Daniel, Charles, Kristin, Sari, Ronald, and Eugene; 41 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren.
Kathleen Sims (R) E-mail
Served in the Idaho Senate, 2001-2002; born May 6, 1942, in Spokane, WA; graduate of North Idaho Junior College in accounting; auto and motorcycle dealer; member of the board of directors, National Auto Dealers and Idaho Auto Dealers associations; served on the Idaho Human Rights Commission, Idaho Transportation Department Advisory Board, and eight years as Republican Central Committee Chairman, Kootenai County; Spirit of Leadership award, Women's Automotive Association; Top Gun award; state legislative representative; American International Auto Dealers Association; two daughters; four grandchildren.
Elaine Smith (D) E-mail
Born in Gooding; graduated Meridian High School; B.A. in education-history, Idaho State University; Methodist; member Rotary, AAUW, AOP, American Legion Auxiliary, Southeast Idaho Retired Educators, Delta Kappa Gamma, United Way Board, PEO; spouse: Rich; children: Camille, Kirk and Brenda; six grandchildren.
Jeff Thompson (R) E-mail
Born September 16, 1963, in Harlingen, Texas; bachelor's degree in business finance and an MBA from Liberty University, Lynchburg, VA; master's degree in human resource training and development from Idaho State University, Pocatello, Idaho; Christian; businessman and educator; Council of State Governments, Henry Toll Fellow Leadership Program, Lexington, KY; Council of State Governments-West, Western Leadership Academy, Colorado Springs, CO; Pacific Northwest Economic Region, Legislative Leadership Academy, Victoria, BC; Pacific Northwest Economic Region, Legislative Energy Horizon Institute in conjunction with the University of Idaho, Portland, OR; State Legislative Leaders Foundation, Emerging Political Leaders Program, Darden School of Business, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA; Memberships: appointed by the Governor to serve on the LINE 2.0, Leadership in Nuclear Energy Commission as well as the original LINE Commission; CSG-Council of State Governments, member of Executive Committee, Finance Committee, Governing Board, and co-chair of the Education Public Policy Committee; ALEC-American Legislative Exchange Council, Idaho state chair for the House of Representatives, member of the Executive Board of the Tax and Fiscal Policy Committee as well as a member of the Tax & Fiscal Policy Committee; CSG-Council of State Governments-West, elected to serve as chairman 2016, elected to serve as vice-chairman 2014, executive board member, vice-chairman for the Future of Western Legislatures Committee; Idaho Falls Rotary Club; Idaho Falls Chamber of Commerce; Idaho Falls Partnership for Science and Technology; board member, Eastern Idaho Community Action Partnership; board member, Idaho Falls City Club, Idaho Falls Salvation Army; advisory board member, Council of State Governments; American Legislative Exchange Council, Council of State Governments-West; NRA-lifetime member; Bonneville County precinct committeeman; vice-chair, Bonneville County Republicans; Award: Bonneville County Republican of the Year; spouse: Chanin.
Caroline Nilsson Troy (R) E-mail
Born in Lewiston, Idaho; attended St. Stanislaus Grade School, Maru a Pula Secondary School in Botswana; graduate of Orofino High School; B.S. in communications, University of Idaho; Leadership Idaho Agriculture; Idaho Community Foundation, board of directors; College of Letters, Arts and Sciences, University of Idaho, advisory board; University of Idaho Cooperative Extension, advisory board; owner of non-profit consulting firm Nilsson Advisory Group; spouse: David.
Janet Trujillo (R) E-mail
Born in Salt Lake City, Utah; graduate of Hillcrest High School; graduate of Jordan Technical College Dental Assisting; attended Salt Lake Community College majoring in business management; PTA president; served as Assistant Precinct Officer; Legislative District 33 chairwoman; standing member, State Resolutions Committee; past president, Bonneville County Employees Association; treasurer, Bonneville County Republican Women; spouse: Lowell; four children; five grandchildren.
Julie VanOrden (R) E-mail
Born in Pocatello, Idaho; graduated from Blackfoot High School; attended College of Southern Idaho and Idaho State University Vocational-Technical School; Idaho PTA State President; Snake River School District Board of Trustees Chairman; Japanese American Citizen League member; spouse: Garth.
John Vander Woude (R) E-mail
Majority Caucus Chair
Served one term, House 2006-2008; served 16 years on the Nampa Christian School Board; former board member of the United Dairymen of Idaho, Milk Producers of Idaho and the Idaho Dairy Herd Improvement Association; spouse: Judy; three children; 12 grandchildren.
Richard Wills (R) E-mail
Born June 18, 1945, in Bassett, NE; graduated Nampa High School; LDS; retired Idaho State Trooper; currently part-time Elmore County Deputy and owner of a communication business; member Chamber of Commerce, Three Island Crossing Committee, Waterways Committee; Presidential Commendation for Outstanding Police Work; spouse: Connie Wills; four children.
Melissa Wintrow (D) E-mail
Born in Troy, Ohio; B.A. in English literature from Miami University; M.Ed. in higher education from University of Georgia; 25 years' higher education experience in curriculum design, instruction, program development, and leadership; past President of Boise State's Professional Staff Senate; Project Manager, NEW (National Education for Women) Leadership Idaho; received Idaho Business Review's Accomplished Under 40 Award.
Fred Wood (R) E-mail
Born December 1, 1945, in Washington, D.C.; 1964 graduate of Georgia Military Academy in College Park, GA; B.S. and M.D. from Tulane University in New Orleans, LA; United States Air Force; physician, medical director; lifetime member National Rifle Association, Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation; spouse: Amy; children: Frederick IV, Chelsey, Ashley, and Michael.
Rick D. Youngblood (R) E-mail
Born in Boise, Idaho; graduated from Weiser High School; attended North Idaho College and College of Idaho; graduate NW Ag Credit School-Washington State University; graduate Pacific Coast Banking School-University of Washington; diploma-General Banking, American Institute of Banking (AIB); Canyon Highway District #4 Commissioner-Chair; ten years in private sector -- president of engineered wood products and commercial development company; 25 years in banking -- coporate and executive management, currently vice president of Sunwest Bank; spouse: Arlene; two children; seven grandchildren.
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