Idaho House of Representatives

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Idaho House of Representatives
Idaho State Legislature
Coat of arms or logo
Type
Type
Term limits
None
History
New session started
January 7, 2019[1]
Leadership
Scott Bedke (R)
since December 6, 2012
Majority Leader
Mike Moyle (R)
since December 7, 2006
Minority Leader
Ilana Rubel (D)
since December 10, 2019
Structure
Seats70
Idaho State House 2019-2021.svg
Political groups
Majority

Minority

Length of term
2 years
AuthorityArticle IV, Idaho Constitution
Salary$16,116/year + per diem
Elections
Last election
November 6, 2018
(70 seats)
Next election
November 3, 2020
(70 seats)
RedistrictingIdaho Redistricting Commission
Meeting place
House of Representatives Chamber
Idaho State Capitol
Boise, Idaho
Website
Idaho House of Representatives
Chamber of the House of Representatives in 2018

The Idaho House of Representatives is the lower chamber of the Idaho State Legislature. It consists of 70 representatives elected to two-year terms. The state is divided into 35 districts, each of which elects two representatives to separate seats.[2] It meets at the Idaho State Capitol in Boise, Idaho in the State Capitol Building.[3]

Idaho House

Composition of the House[edit]

The Idaho House of Representatives has been continuously controlled by the Republican Party since the late 1950s, usually by a wide margin. Democrats picked up six seats in the 2006 elections. In the 2010 elections Republicans won back many of those seats, gaining five. In the 2012 elections, the first election after redistricting in 2011, Democrats gained two seats in Ada County, but Republicans offset those gains by winning a seat in Bannock County and a seat in the district representing the Democratic stronghold Blaine County. In 2014, two Republican incumbents representing swing districts in North Central Idaho lost re-election, but picked up one seat previously held by a Democrat in the same region for net loss for Republicans of one seat.

Affiliation Party
(Shading indicates majority caucus)
Total
Republican Democratic Vacant
63rd Legislature (2015–16) 56 14 70 0
64th Legislature (2017–18) 59 11 70 0
Beginning of 65th Legislature (2019) 56 14 70 0
Latest voting share 80% 20%

Leadership in the 65th Legislature[edit]

Position Name Party District
Speaker Scott Bedke Republican 27
Majority Leader Mike Moyle Republican 14
Assistant Majority Leader Jason Monks Republican 13
Majority Caucus Chair Megan Blanksma Republican 22
Minority Leader Illana Rubel Democratic 18
Assistant Minority Leader John McCrostie Democratic 16
Minority Caucus Chair Elaine Smith Democratic 29

Members of the Idaho House of Representatives[4][edit]

District Seat Representative Party Residence Counties Term Elected Committees Profession
1 A Heather Scott Republican Blanchard Boundary, Part of Bonner 3rd 2014 Environment, Energy & Technology

Judiciary, Rules & Administration

State Affairs

Aquatic Biologist
B Sage Dixon Sandpoint 3rd 2014 Business - Chair

Ethics - Chair

Revenue & Taxation

Transportation & Defense

Self-employed
2 A Vito Barbieri Republican Dalton Gardens Part of Kootenai 5th 2010† Business

Ethics

Local Government

State Affairs

Attorney
B Tim Remington Coeur d'Alene 1st 2020 Commerce & Human Resources

Health & Welfare

Local Government

Pastor
3 A Ron Mendive Republican Coeur d'Alene Part of Kootenai 4th 2012 Local Government - Chair

Education

Resources and Conservation

Self-employed, Construction

and Land Services

B Tony Wisniewski Post Falls 1st 2018 Commerce & Human Resources

Education

Local Government

Engineer / Small

Business Owner

4 A Jim Addis Republican Coeur d'Alene Part of Kootenai 1st 2018 Resources & Conservation

Revenue & Taxation

Transportation & Defense

Small Business Owner
B Paul Amador Coeur d'Alene 2nd 2016 Environment, Energy & Technology – Vice Chair

Appropriations

Judiciary, Rules & Administration

Consultant
5 A Bill Goesling Republican Moscow Benewah, Latah 1st 2018 Agricultural Affairs

Education

Judiciary, Rules & Administration

Financial Consultant / Rancher
B Caroline Nilsson Troy Genesee 3rd 2014 Agricultural Affairs – Vice Chair

Appropriations

Judiciary, Rules & Administration

Nonprofit Consultant
6 A Vacant
B Mike Kingsley Republican Lewiston Lewis, Nez Perce 2nd 2016 Local Government – Vice Chair

Commerce & Human Resources

Health & Welfare

Unknown
7 A Priscilla Giddings Republican White Bird Clearwater, Idaho, Shoshone,

Part of Bonner

2nd 2016 Agricultural Affairs

Commerce & Human Resources

Revenue & Taxation

Pilot
B Paul Shepherd Riggins 8th 2012 Transportation & Defense – Vice Chair

Education

Resources & Conservation

Partner/Manager – Shepherd

Sawmill & Log Homes Inc.

8 A Terry Gestrin Republican Donnelly Boise, Custer, Gem, Lemhi, Valley 4th 2012 Resources & Conservation – Vice Chair

Revenue & Taxation

Transportation & Defense

Self-employed
B Dorothy Moon Stanley 2nd 2016 Education

Environment, Energy & Technology

Resources & Conservation

President – Moon & Associates Inc.,

Engineering and Surveying

9 A Ryan Kerby Republican New Plymouth Adams, Payette, Washington,

Part of Canyon

3rd 2014 Education – Vice Chair

Agricultural Affairs

Judiciary, Rules & Administration

Educator
B Judy Boyle Midvale 6th 2008 Agricultural Affairs – Chair

Education

Resources & Conservation

Rancher/Freelance Writer
10 A Jarom Wagoner Republican Caldwell Part of Canyon 2nd 2017± Health & Welfare – Vice Chair

Local Government

Small Business Owner
B Gregory Chaney Caldwell 3rd 2014 Judiciary, Rules & Administration – Chair

Revenue & Taxation

Attorney
11 A Scott Syme Republican Wilder Part of Canyon 2nd 2016 Appropriations

Commerce & Human Resources

Transportation & Defense

Real Estate Associate Broker
B Tammy Nichols Caldwell 1st 2018 Agricultural Affairs

Business

Revenue & Taxation

Small Business Owner
12 A Robert Anderst Republican Nampa Part of Canyon 4th 2012 Ways & Means – Chair

Environment, Energy & Technology

Revenue & Taxation

Team Leader Title One Canyon County
B Rick Youngblood Nampa 4th 2012 Appropriations – Chair

Transportation & Defense

Banker
13 A Brent Crane Republican Nampa Part of Canyon 7th 2006 Business

State Affairs

Vice President – Crane Alarm Service
B Gary Collins Nampa 10th 2000 Revenue & Taxation – Chair

Business

Local Government

Insurance Broker
14 A Mike Moyle Republican Star Part of Ada 11th 1998 Resources & Conservation

Revenue & Taxation

Ways & Means

Agribusiness
B Gayann DeMordaunt Eagle 2nd 2016 Business – Vice Chair

Education

Transportation & Defense

Small Business Owner/Homemaker
15 A Steve Berch Democratic Boise Part of Ada 1st 2018 Business

Education

Local Government

Businessman
B Jake Ellis Pocatello 1st 2018 Commerce & Human Resources

Environment, Energy & Technology

Revenue & Taxation

Firefighter
16 A John McCrostie Democratic Garden City Part of Ada 3rd 2014 Education

Judiciary, Rules & Administration

Local Government

Teacher
B Rob Mason Boise 1st 2018 Environment, Energy & Technology

Resources & Conservation

Revenue & Taxation

Public Lands Conservation w/The Wilderness Society
17 A John Gannon Democratic Boise Part of Ada 4th - Ethics

Judiciary, Rules & Administration

State Affairs

Transportation & Defense

Attorney
B Sue Chew Boise 7th 2006 Commerce & Human Resources

Environment, Energy & Technology

Health & Welfare

Licensed Pharmacist / Adjunct Professor
18 A Ilana Rubel Democratic Boise Part of Ada 3rd 2012 Health & Welfare

Resources & Conservation

Transportation & Defense

Ways & Means

Attorney
B Brooke Green Boise 1st 2018 Business

Local Government

State Affairs

Senior Transportation Planner
19 A Lauren Necochea Democratic Boise Part of Ada 1st 2019 Local Government

Resources & Conservation

Revenue & Taxation

Public Affairs Specialist/ Economic Specialist
B Melissa Wintrow Boise 3rd 2014 Appropriations

Ethics

Judiciary, Rules & Administration

Transportation & Defense

Education
20 A Joe Palmer Republican Meridian Part of Ada 6th 2008 Transportation & Defense – Chair

Business

State Affairs

Self-employed
B James Holtzclaw Meridian 4th 2012 Commerce & Human Resources – Chair

State Affairs

Transportation & Defense

Real Estate Broker / Small Business Owner
21 A Steven Harris Republican Meridian Part of Ada 4th 2013 State Affairs – Chair

Commerce & Human Resources

Transportation & Defense

Business Owner
B Megan Kiska Boise 1st 2019 Agricultural Affairs

Business

Revenue & Taxation

Idaho National Guard Officer
22 A John Vander Woude Republican Meridian Part of Ada 6th 2010° Environment, Energy & Technology – Chair

Health & Welfare

Resources & Conservation

Farmer
B Jason Monks Meridian 4th 2012 Business

State Affairs

Transportation & Defense

Ways & Means

Small Business Owner
23 A Christy Zito Republican Hammett Elmore, Owyhee, Part of Twin Falls 2nd 2016 Agricultural Affairs

Judiciary, Rules & Administration

State Affairs

Homemaker
B Megan Blanksma Hammett 2nd 2016 Health & Welfare

Resources & Conservation

Transportation & Defense

Ways & Means

Agribusiness Owner/Operator
24 A Lance Clow Republican Twin Falls Part of Twin Falls 4th 2012 Education – Chair

Business

Local Government

Personal Financial Advisor
B Linda Wright Hartgen Twin Falls 1st 2018 Environment, Energy & Technology

Judiciary, Rules & Administration

State Affairs

Trial Court Administrator
25 A Laurie Lickley Republican Jerome Jerome, Part of Twin Falls 1st 2018 Environment, Energy & Technology

Health & Welfare

Resources & Conservation

Rancher
B Clark Kauffman Filer 4th 2012 Appropriations

Resources & Conservation

Transportation & Defense

Farmer
26 A Marianna Davis Democratic Hailey Blaine, Camas, Gooding, Lincoln 1st 2018 Health & Welfare

Judiciary, Rules & Administration

Transportation & Defense

Professional Speaker
B Sally Toone Gooding 2nd 2016 Agricultural Affairs

Appropriations

Resources & Conservation

Educator
27 A Scott Bedke Republican Oakley Cassia, Minidoka 10th 2000 On No Committees

Speaker of the House

Rancher
B Fred Wood Burley 6th 2006 Health & Welfare – Chair

Resources & Conservation

Physician
28 A Randall Armstrong Republican Inkom Power, Part of Bannock 2nd 2016 State Affairs – Vice Chair

Business

Environment, Energy & Technology

Unknown
B Kevin Andrus Lava Hot Springs 1st 2018 Agricultural Affairs

Business

State Affairs

Rancher/Horse Trainer
29 A Chris Abernathy Democratic Pocatello Part of Bannock 1st 2018 Agricultural Affairs

Commerce & Human Resources

Education

IBEW Journeyman Wireman
B Elaine Smith Pocatello 10th 2002∞ Business

Environment, Energy & Technology

State Affairs

Ways & Means

Unknown
30 A Gary Marshall Republican Idaho Falls Part of Bonneville 1st 2018 Agricultural Affairs

Education

Judiciary, Rules & Administration

College Professor / Small Farmer
B Wendy Horman Idaho Falls 4th 2012 Appropriations – Vice Chair

Environment, Energy & Technology

Ethics

Small Business Owner
31 A Neil Anderson Republican Blackfoot Bingham 4th 2012 Commerce & Human Resources – Vice Chair

Appropriations

Environment, Energy & Technology

Financial Advisor / Rancher
B Julianne Young Blackfoot 1st 2018 Environment, Energy & Technology

Judiciary, Rules & Administration

State Affairs

Homemaker / Mother
32 A Marc Gibbs Republican Grace Bear Lake, Caribou, Franklin,

Oneida,Teton, Part of Bonneville

6th 2008‽ Resources & Conservation – Chair

Health & Welfare

Farmer
B Chad Christensen Idaho Falls 1st 2018 Commerce & Human Resources

Health & Welfare

Local Government

Small Business Owner
33 A Barbara Ehardt Republican Idaho Falls Part of Bonneville 2nd 2017¿ Education

Environment, Energy & Technology

Judiciary, Rules & Administration

Manager – Athletic Club
B Bryan Zollinger Idaho Falls 2nd 2016 Health & Welfare

Judiciary, Rules & Administration

Local Government

Attorney
34 A Doug Ricks Republican Rexburg Madison, Part of Bonneville 1st 2018 Judiciary, Rules & Administration

Revenue & Taxation

Transportation & Defense

University Administrator/Businessman
B Britt Raybould Plano 1st 2018 Appropriations

Environment, Energy & Technology

Resources & Conservation

Farmer/CFO/Business Strategist
35 A Jerald Raymond Republican Rigby Butte, Clark, Fremont, Jefferson 1st 2018 Agricultural Affairs

Business

Education

Rancher/Livestock Consultant
B Rod Furniss Rigby 1st 2018 Business

Environment, Energy & Technology

Revenue & Taxation

Insurance Sales

† Elected to District 3 Seat A in 2010

± Wagoner was appointed on November 7, 2017 due to the resignation on Brandon Hixon [5]

§ District 11 Seat B (2000–02), District 12 Seat B (2002–12), District 13 Seat B (2012–Present)

^ Kiska was appointed on May 22, 2019 due to Thomas Dayley stepping down after President Donald Trump appointed him as state executive director of the USDA Farm Service Agency.[6]

° District 21 Seat A (2006–08, 2010–12), Current Seat District 22 Seat A (2012–Present)

∞ District 30 Seat B (2002–12), Current Seat District 29 Seat B (2012–Present)

‽ District 31 Seat A (2008–12), Current Seat District 32 Seat A (2012–Present)

¿ Ehardt was appointed on December 27, 2017

Past composition of the House of Representatives[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2019 Idaho legislative session". Ballotpedia. Ballotpedia. Retrieved November 16, 2018.
  2. ^ "Constitution of the State of Idaho". sos.idaho.gov. Retrieved February 2, 2018.
  3. ^ "Idaho House of Representatives". Ballotpedia. Retrieved November 3, 2019.
  4. ^ "House Membership – Idaho State Legislature". Retrieved November 19, 2019.
  5. ^ Sewell, Cynthia (November 7, 2017). "Gov. Otter names replacement for vacant Canyon County seat". idahostatesman. Retrieved November 19, 2019.[dead link]
  6. ^ "Kiska appointed to Idaho House seat". Capital Press. Retrieved November 19, 2019.

External links[edit]

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