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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 the University of Kansas; employed in radio, automobile sales, and credit unions; retired in 2017 and decided to serve the community by seeking elective office; elected to the Pocatello City Council in 2017, re-elected in 2021, and served as Council President in 2022 and 2023; council liaison assignments included the Pocatello Airport Commission, Bannock Transportation Planning Organization, Pocatello Development Authority, Historic Downtown Pocatello, Senior Activity Center, and Southeastern Idaho Community Action Agency; serves as a regional director of the Association of Idaho Cities; Bannock County GOP precinct committeeman and past treasurer for the 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 and served as member and chair of the Region 5 Idaho Fish and Game Wildlife Feeding Committee; NRA life member and an avid hunter, shooter, and reloader; married to Debra for 32 years; a daughter, Nicole, and step-son, Tony.