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Rep. Richard Cheatum

Representative Richard  W.  “Rick”  Cheatum (R)
District 28
House Seat A
1st term
2475 Ada Street, Pocatello, ID, 83201
Home (208) 339-2629
Statehouse (208) 332-1046 (Session Only)
Commerce & Human Resources
Local Government
Revenue & Taxation

Born in western Kansas, raised on a farm, and moved to Idaho in 1977; B.S. in broadcast journalism from University of Kansas; worked in radio, automobile sales, and credit unions before retiring in 2017; elected to Pocatello City Council in 2017 and 2021, currently serving as council president and council liaison to Pocatello Airport Commission, Bannock Transportation Planning Organization, Pocatello Development Authority, and Historic Downtown Pocatello; regional director of the Association of Idaho Cities; precinct committeeman and past treasurer for Bannock County GOP; member and past president of Portneuf Valley Partners; member and past president of the Chamber Chiefs; former Idaho Central Credit Union board member and board chair; Pocatello-Chubbuck Chamber of Commerce Volunteer of the Year; Idaho State University College of Education Volunteer of the Year; twice received the Award of Merit from the Region 5 supervisor for Idaho Fish and Game; served as member and chair of the Region 5 Idaho Fish and Game Wildlife Feeding Committee; NRA life member; avid hunter, shooter, and reloader; spouse: Debra, married for 32 years; daughter, Nicole, and step-son, Tony.