Michelle Stennett

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Michelle Stennett
Member of the Idaho Senate
from the 25th district
Assumed office
January 11, 2010
Preceded by Clint Stennett
Idaho Senate Minority Leader
Assumed office
December 2012
Preceded by Edgar J. Malepeai
Personal details
Born (1960-11-02) November 2, 1960 (age 53)
Sacramento, California
Nationality American
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Clint Stennett (1956–2010)
Residence Ketchum, Idaho
Alma mater University of Oregon
Website michellestennett.com

Michelle Stennett (born November 2, 1960)[1] is a Democratic Idaho State Senator for District 25 (Ketchum) since 2010. She was elected to the Idaho Senate in 2010, succeeding her late husband Clint Stennett. Stennett currently serves as senate minority leader.[2]

Early life and education[edit]

Stennett was born in Sacramento, California, and earned her degrees in Latin languages and international studies from the University of Oregon.[1][3]

Senate appointment and career[edit]

Stennett served as the acting state senator for the 25th District in 2010 due to her husband's declining health; he died in October 2010.[4] The following month she was elected to the seat with 7,113 votes (57.9%) against Republican Jim Donoval and Constitution Party candidate Randall K. Patterson.[5] Redistricted to new Senate District 26, Stennett ran unopposed in the May 15, 2012 Democratic primary with 806 votes with no opposition for the November 6, 2012 general election.[6]


Stennett serves on the following committees:[3]

  • Commerce and Human Resources
  • Legislative Oversight
  • Resources and Environment
  • State Affairs


  1. ^ a b "Senate Membership". Idaho Legislature. Retrieved June 7, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Idaho House Republicans oust Speaker Denney in a rare coup for a tradition-bound body" Idaho Statesman, 6 December 2012. (accessed 6 December 2012)
  3. ^ a b "Senator Michelle Stennett's Biography". Project Vote Smart. Retrieved January 17, 2011. 
  4. ^ Wutz, Katherine (October 20, 2010). "Former Sen. Clint Stennett succumbs to cancer". Idaho Mountain Express. Retrieved January 17, 2012. 
  5. ^ Ysursa, Ben. "November 2, 2010 General Election Results". Boise, Idaho: Secretary of State of Idaho. Retrieved June 7, 2012. 
  6. ^ Ysursa, Ben. "May 15, 2012 Primary Election Results". Boise, Idaho: Secretary of State of Idaho. Retrieved June 7, 2012. 

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