Christy Perry

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Christy Perry
Member of the Idaho House of Representatives
from District 11 Seat B
In office
December 1, 2012 – December 1, 2018
Preceded byCarlos Bilbao
Succeeded byTammy Nichols
Member of the Idaho House of Representatives
from District 13 Seat B
In office
December 1, 2010 – December 1, 2012
Preceded bySteve Kren
Succeeded byGary Collins
Personal details
Born (1968-06-04) June 4, 1968 (age 51)
Ankara, Turkey
Political partyRepublican
Alma materBoise State University

Christy Perry (born June 4, 1968, in Ankara, Turkey) is a Republican Idaho State Representative since 2010 representing District 11 in the B seat.

Early life[edit]

Born in Turkey in a military family, Perry graduated Middleton High School and earned her bachelor's degree in political science and a master's degree in public administration from Boise State University. At Boise State, she graduated Summa Cum Laude, was a Top Ten Scholar finalist, and graduated from the Honors College with "Distinguished Honors".


Idaho's First Congressional District[edit]

Perry filed to run for Idaho's 1st congressional district in 2018 on November 14, 2017.[1] After she filed Perry stated "This no, no, no attitude has gotten our country nowhere. Really what we want to do is take some of the lessons we have learned in the Idaho Legislature and show how Idaho does things, use a common-sense approach to government. We want to see that in the federal government”.[2]

Perry took fourth losing to Luke Malek, David H. Leroy, and Russ Fulcher, taking only 11.2% of the vote.[3]

Idaho House 11 Seat B[edit]


Perry defeated challenger Kathryn Ralstin in the Republican primary election with 3,375 votes (78.6%).[4]

Perry defeated 3 general election challengers wining with 13,896 votes (72%).[5]


Perry was unchallenged in both the primary[6] and the general[7] election.


Redistricted to 11B, Perry won the four-way May 15, 2012, Republican primary with 2,855 votes (50.1%).[8]

Perry was unopposed in the November 6, 2012, general election to succeed fellow Republican Representative Carlos Bilbao, who had been redistricted to District 8 and retired after canceling an announced run for its Senate seat.[9]

Idaho House 13 Seat B[edit]

Perry challenged incumbent Republican Steve A. Kren in the primary election, winning with 3,398 (56.6%).[10]

Perry was unopposed in the November 2, 2010, general election and won with 14,016 votes.[11]

Personal life[edit]

On October 24, 2016, Perry's husband Matthew filed for divorce after it was revealed his wife had engaged in an extramarital affair with Idaho State Senator Jim Guthrie. Rep. Perry issued a statement saying, "I was experiencing a profound crisis in my life. During that time, I turned to a friend in the legislature and ultimately made a terrible mistake for which I am truly sorry."[12] The divorced was later dismissed in court since the couple decided to reconcile.[13] Perry was cleared of any wrong-doing in the Idaho Legislature.[13]

Perry and her husband, Matt, have four children and three grandchildren, and co-own Buckhorn Gun & Pawn in Boise.[14]


  1. ^, By IDAHO PRESS- TRIBUNE STAFF. "Christy Perry to run for Idaho's first Congressional District seat". Idaho Press-Tribune. Retrieved 2017-11-15.
  2. ^ TEGNA. "Nampa Rep. Christy Perry joins congressional race". KTVB. Retrieved 2017-11-15.
  3. ^ Almukhtar, Sarah (2018-05-15). "Idaho Primary Election Results". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2018-05-25.
  4. ^ "Legislative Totals". Retrieved 2017-11-15.
  5. ^ "Legislative Totals". Retrieved 2017-11-15.
  6. ^ "Legislative Totals". Retrieved 2017-11-15.
  7. ^ "Legislative Totals". Retrieved 2017-11-15.
  8. ^ "2012 Primary Results legislative". Retrieved 2017-11-15.
  9. ^ "2012 General Results Legislative". Retrieved 2017-11-15.
  10. ^ "2010 Primary Results legislative". Retrieved 2017-11-15.
  11. ^ "2010 General Results legislative". Retrieved 2017-11-15.
  12. ^ "Idaho Rep. Christy Perry and husband to divorce | Idaho Statesman". Retrieved 2017-04-11.
  13. ^ a b "Nampa lawmaker responds to allegations of an affair with fellow legislator". idahostatesman. Retrieved 2017-11-15.
  14. ^ "About Us". Retrieved 2017-11-15.

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