Idaho Senate

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Idaho State Senate
Idaho State Legislature
Coat of arms or logo
Type
Type Upper house
Term limits None
History
New session started January 10, 2011
Leadership
President of the Senate Brad Little, (R)
Since January 6, 2009
President pro Tempore Brent Hill, (R)
Since January 10, 2011
Majority Leader Bart Davis, (R)
Since November 6, 2002
Minority Leader Michelle Stennett, (D)
Since December 5, 2012
Structure
Seats 35
Political groups     Republican Party (28)
     Democratic Party (7)
Length of term 2 years
Authority Article IV, Idaho Constitution
Salary $16,116/year + per diem
Elections
Last election November 6, 2012
(35 seats)
Next election November 4, 2014
(35 seats)
Redistricting Idaho Redistricting Commission
Meeting place
State Senate Chamber
Idaho State Capitol
Boise, Idaho
Website
Idaho State Senate

The Idaho Senate is the upper chamber of the Idaho State Legislature. It consists of 35 Senators elected to two-year terms,[1] each representing a district of the state. The Senate meets at the Idaho State Capitol in Boise, Idaho.

Composition of the Senate[edit]

Since the early 1960s, the Idaho Senate has been controlled by the Republican Party. The 28-7 Republican majority has remained unchanged since the 2002 elections.

Affiliation Party
(Shading indicates majority caucus)
Total
Republican Democratic Vacant
61st Legislature 28 7 35 0
Beginning of 62nd Legislature 28 7 35 0
Latest voting share 80% 20%

Leadership of the 62nd Legislature[edit]

Position Name Party District
President/Lieutenant Governor of Idaho Brad Little Republican
President pro tempore Brent Hill Republican 34
Majority Leader Bart Davis Republican 33
Assistant Majority Leader Chuck Winder Republican 20
Majority Caucus Chair Russ Fulcher Republican 22
Minority Leader Michelle Stennett Democratic 26
Assistant Minority Leader Elliot Werk Democratic 17
Minority Caucus Chair Cherie Buckner-Webb Democratic 19

Members of the Idaho Senate[edit]

District Representative Party Residence Counties Represented
1 Shawn Keough Republican Sandpoint Bonner, Boundary
2 Steve Vick Republican Dalton Gardens Kootenai
3 Bob Nonini Republican Coeur d'Alene Kootenai
4 John W. Goedde Republican Coeur d'Alene Kootenai
5 Dan Schmidt Democratic Moscow Benewah, Latah
6 Dan G. Johnson Republican Lewiston Lewis, Nez Perce
7 Sheryl Nuxoll Republican Cottonwood Bonner, Clearwater, Idaho, Shoshone
8 Steven Thayn Republican Emmett Boise, Custer, Gem, Lemhi, Valley
9 Monty J. Pearce Republican New Plymouth Adams, Payette, Washington
10 Jim Rice Republican Caldwell Canyon
11 Patti Anne Lodge Republican Huston Canyon
12 Todd Lakey Republican Nampa Canyon
13 Curt McKenzie Republican Nampa Canyon
14 Marv Hagedorn Republican Meridian Ada
15 Fred S. Martin Republican Boise Ada
16 Les Bock Democratic Boise Ada
17 Elliot Werk Democratic Boise Ada
18 Branden Durst Democratic Boise Ada
19 Cherie Buckner-Webb Democratic Boise Ada
20 Chuck Winder Republican Boise Ada
21 Cliff Bayer Republican Boise Ada
22 Russell Fulcher Republican Meridian Ada
23 Bert Brackett Republican Rogerson Elmore, Owyhee, Twin Falls
24 Lee Heider Republican Twin Falls Twin Falls
25 Jim Patrick Republican Twin Falls Jerome, Twin Falls
26 Michelle Stennett Democratic Ketchum Blaine, Camas, Gooding, Lincoln
27 Dean Cameron Republican Rupert Cassia, Minidoka
28 Jim Guthrie Republican McCammon Bannock, Power
29 Roy Lacey Democratic Pocatello Bannock
30 Dean Mortimer Republican Idaho Falls Bonneville
31 Steve Bair Republican Blackfoot Bingham
32 John Tippets Republican Bennington Bear Lake, Bonneville, Caribou, Franklin, Oneida, Teton
33 Bart Davis Republican Idaho Falls Bonneville
34 Brent Hill Republican Rexburg Madison
35 Jeff Siddoway Republican Terreton Butte, Clark, Fremont, Jefferson

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Coordinates: 43°37′04″N 116°11′59″W / 43.61778°N 116.19972°W / 43.61778; -116.19972