Idaho Republican Party

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The Idaho Republican Party is the Idaho state affiliate of the United States Republican Party. It was founded in the 1860s. Following the 2010 general election, Republicans now hold all congressional and statewide offices. Since the 2016 general election they also have an 84% supermajority of the state legislature.

Idaho Republican Party
Chairperson Jonathan Parker
Senate leader Brent Hill
House leader Scott Bedke
Founded 1860s
Headquarters Suite 302,101 South Capitol Blvd Ste 102,Boise, Idaho 83702
Ideology Conservatism
Fiscal conservatism
Social conservatism
National affiliation Republican Party
Colors Red
Seats in the Upper House
29 / 35
Seats in the Lower House
59 / 70


The Idaho Republican Party is the dominant political party in the state of Idaho. Today, Idaho is one of the most Republican states in the country. It has the second largest percentage of Republicans in a state legislature. Republicans control all constitutional offices in the state as well as supermajorities in the House and Senate.

The Idaho GOP is also responsible for putting together and executing a Victory Plan that includes registering and identifying Republican voters and getting them to the polls. The Idaho GOP provides infrastructure and resources for Republican candidates.[1]

Governing Body[edit]

1. State Central Committee: The governing body of the Idaho Republican Party is the Republican State Central Committee, which is made up of elected members from each legislative district and county. It establishes the rules and functions of the Idaho Republican Party on the state level.[2]

2. Chairman and Executive Committee: The current Chairman of the Idaho Republican Party is Jonathan Parker. The current Executive Director is Lyndel Strong . Mrs. Strong was became Executive Director on April 17, 2017.[3] The Executive committee consists of a first and second vice chair, secretary, treasurer, finance chair, region chairs from each of Idaho’s seven regions, and the Presidents of the affiliated clubs; Young Republicans, College Republicans, and Republican Women. The Executive Committee is selected at the State Convention, held bi-annually.[4]


By the time of the 1889 Constitutional Convention, the Republican Party was the prominent Party in Idaho, and made up the majority of the representatives at the Constitutional Convention for statehood. Republicans and Democrats had equal influence in Idaho until the 1960s when the Republican Party became, and has remained, the prominent political Party.[5]

Current Republican Officeholders[edit]

Members of Congress[edit]

U.S. Senate[edit]

U.S. House of Representatives[edit]

Statewide offices[edit]

Legislative Leadership[edit]

Affiliates of Idaho GOP[edit]

Idaho Young Republicans

Idaho Federation of College Republicans

Idaho Federation of Republican Women

Chairs of IDGOP[edit]


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