GENERAL INFORMATION: B.A. in history, Marylhurst University; graduate studies in education from Idaho colleges and universities; agri-business/cattle production; retired Canyon County public educator (35 years); Catholic.
SENATE STANDING COMMITTEES: CHAIRMAN State Affairs 2018-, Judiciary and Rules 2012-2018, Health and Welfare 2006-2012; member State Affairs 2011-, Vice Chairman 2015-2017; member Judiciary and Rules 2000-; member Health and Welfare 2000-2004, 2006-2016; member Commerce 2000-2002, 2009-2011; member Joint Finance Appropriations (JFAC) 2002-2006; member Transportation 2016-.
LEGISLATIVE COMMITTEES: Cochairman Joint Millennium Fund Committee 2002-; Cochairman Criminal Justice Reinvestment Oversight Committee 2014-2019; Cochairman Campaign Finance Committee 2017-; Legislative Council 2003-2011; Health Care Task Force 2007-2014; Board of Health and Welfare 2007-2013; Juvenile Custody Review Board 2002-2013; Board of Juvenile Corrections 2013-2019; Idaho Criminal Justice Commission 2013-2019.
COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT: Trustee West Valley Medical Center 2020-; member Caldwell and Nampa Chamber of Commerce; past President Idaho Federation of Republican Women; former Chairman Canyon County GOP Central Committee, State Committeewoman, multi-year Precinct Chairman; member of National Board of Republican Women, served twice as delegate to the National Convention; past member of National Platform Committee; past Chairman Idaho GOP Finance Committee; served multiple times as delegate to State GOP and Republican Women’s Conventions.
AWARDS: Lincoln Leadership Award 2020; Agriculture All Star 2001-present; Idaho Republican Legislator of the Year 2010; Idaho Drug Court Leadership Award 2006; Idaho State FFA Honorary Degree 2013; Idaho Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) Legislator of the Year 2013 & 2014; Law and Order Award; Friend of Agriculture 2001; Idaho Republican Party Lifetime Achievement Award; Canyon County Outstanding Republican; Idaho Republican Hall of Fame; Idaho Outstanding Republican Woman; Outstanding County Chairman; Idaho Centennial Woman.
FAMILY: spouse: Edward J. Lodge; three children; five grandchildren.