Idaho House of Representatives

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Idaho House of Representatives
Idaho State Legislature
Coat of arms or logo
Term limits
New session started
January 7, 2019[1]
Scott Bedke (R)
since December 6, 2012
Majority Leader
Mike Moyle (R)
since December 7, 2006
Minority Leader
Mat Erpelding (D)
since January 13, 2017
Idaho State House 2019-2021.svg
Political groups


Length of term
2 years
AuthorityArticle IV, Idaho Constitution
Salary$16,116/year + per diem
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
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 elect two representatives.[2] It meets at the Idaho State Capitol in Boise, Idaho.

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)
Republican Democratic Vacant
63rd Legislature 56 14 70 0
64th Legislature 59 11 70 0
Beginning of 65th Legislature 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 Mat Erpelding Democratic 19
Assistant Minority Leader Ilana Rubel Democratic 18
Minority Caucus Chair Elaine Smith Democratic 29

Members of the Idaho House of Representatives[edit]

District Representative Party Residence
1 Heather Scott Republican Blanchard
Sage Dixon Republican Sandpoint
2 Vito Barbieri Republican Dalton Gardens
John Green Republican Rathdrum
3 Ron Mendive Republican Coeur d'Alene
Tony Wisniewski Republican Post Falls
4 Jim Addis Republican Coeur d'Alene
Paul Amador Republican Coeur d'Alene
5 Bill Goesling Republican Moscow
Caroline Nilsson Troy Republican Genesee
6 Thyra Stevenson Republican Lewiston
Mike Kingsley Republican Lewiston
7 Priscilla Giddings Republican White Bird
Paul Shepherd Republican Riggins
8 Terry Gestrin Republican Donnelly
Dorothy Moon Republican Stanley
9 Ryan Kerby Republican New Plymouth
Judy Boyle Republican Midvale
10 Jarom Wagoner Republican Caldwell
Greg Chaney Republican Caldwell
11 Scott Syme Republican Wilder
Tammy Nichols Republican Caldwell
12 Robert Anderst Republican Nampa
Rick Youngblood Republican Nampa
13 Brent Crane Republican Nampa
Gary Collins Republican Nampa
14 Mike Moyle Republican Star
Gayann DeMordaunt Republican Eagle
15 Steve Berch Democratic Boise
Jake Ellis Democratic Pocatello
16 John McCrostie Democratic Garden City
Rob Mason Democratic Boise
17 John Gannon Democratic Boise
Susan Chew Democratic Boise
18 Ilana Rubel Democratic Boise
Brooke Green Democratic Boise
19 Mat Erpelding Democratic Boise
Melissa Wintrow Democratic Boise
20 Joe Palmer Republican Meridian
James Holtzclaw Republican Meridian
21 Steven Harris Republican Meridian
Thomas Dayley Republican Boise
22 John Vander Woude Republican Meridian
Jason Monks Republican Meridian
23 Christy Zito Republican Hammett
Megan Blanksma Republican Hammett
24 Lance Clow Republican Twin Falls
Linda Wright Hartgen Republican Twin Falls
25 Laurie Lickley Republican Jerome
Clark Kauffman Republican Filer
26 Muffy Davis Democratic Hailey
Sally Toone Democratic Gooding
27 Scott Bedke Republican Oakley
Fred Wood Republican Burley
28 Randall Armstrong Republican Inkom
Kevin Andrus Republican Lava Hot Springs
29 Chris Abernathy Democratic Pocatello
Elaine Smith Democratic Pocatello
30 Gary Marshall Republican Idaho Falls
Wendy Horman Republican Idaho Falls
31 Neil A. Anderson Republican Blackfoot
Julianne Young Republican Blackfoot
32 Marc Gibbs Republican Grace
Chad Christensen Republican Idaho Falls
33 Barbara Ehardt Republican Idaho Falls
Bryan Zollinger Republican Idaho Falls
34 Doug Ricks Republican Rexburg
Britt Raybould Republican Plano
35 Jerald Raymond Republican Rigby
Rod Furniss Republican Rigby

Past composition of the House of Representatives[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "2019 Idaho legislative session". Ballotpedia. Ballotpedia. Retrieved November 16, 2018.
  2. ^ "Constitution of the State of Idaho". Retrieved February 2, 2018.

External links[edit]

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