Idaho Senate

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Idaho State Senate
Idaho State Legislature
Coat of arms or logo
Term limits
New session started
January 7, 2019
Janice McGeachin (R)
since January 7, 2019
President pro Tempore
Brent Hill (R)
since 2011
Majority Leader
Minority Leader
Michelle Stennett (D)
since 2012
Idaho State Senate partisan breakdown.svg
Political groups


Length of term
2 years
AuthorityArticle IV, Idaho Constitution
Salary$16,438/year + per diem
Last election
November 6, 2018
(35 seats)
Next election
November 3, 2020
(35 seats)
RedistrictingIdaho Redistricting Commission
Meeting place
State Senate Chamber
Idaho State Capitol
Boise, Idaho
Idaho Senate
State Senate Chamber at the Idaho State Capitol in Boise

The Idaho Senate is the upper chamber of the Idaho State Legislature. It consists of 35 Senators elected to two-year terms,[1] each representing a district of the state. The Senate meets at the Idaho State Capitol in Boise, Idaho.[2]

Composition of the Senate[edit]

Since the early 1960s, the Idaho Senate has been controlled by the Republican Party.[3] Since the 2018 election, Republicans held 27 seats and Democrats have 7.

Affiliation Party
(Shading indicates majority caucus)
Republican Democratic Vacant
64th Legislature 28 7 35 0
Beginning of 64th Legislature 29 6 35 0
Beginning of 65th Legislature 28 7 35 0
Latest voting share 80% 20%

Leadership of the 65th Legislature[edit]

Position Name Party District
President/Lieutenant Governor of Idaho Janice McGeachin Republican
President pro tempore Brent Hill Republican 34
Majority Leader Chuck Winder Republican 20
Assistant Majority Leader Steve Vick Republican 2
Majority Caucus Chair Kelly Anthon Republican 27
Minority Leader Michelle Stennett Democratic 26
Assistant Minority Leader Cherie Buckner-Webb Democratic 19
Minority Caucus Chair Maryanne Jordan Democratic 17

Members of the Idaho Senate[edit]

Current composition.
District Representative Party Residence Counties Represented
1 Jim Woodward Republican Sandpoint Bonner, Boundary
2 Steve Vick Republican Dalton Gardens Kootenai
3 Don Cheatham Republican Post Falls Kootenai
4 Mary Souza Republican Coeur d'Alene Kootenai
5 David Nelson Democrat Moscow Benewah, Latah
6 Dan G. Johnson Republican Lewiston Lewis, Nez Perce
7 Carl Crabtree Republican Grangeville Bonner, Clearwater, Idaho, Shoshone
8 Steven Thayn Republican Emmett Boise, Custer, Gem, Lemhi, Valley
9 Abby Lee Republican Fruitland Adams, Payette, Washington
10 Jim Rice Republican Caldwell Canyon
11 Patti Anne Lodge Republican Huston Canyon
12 Todd Lakey Republican Nampa Canyon
13 Jeff Agenbroad Republican Nampa Canyon
14 C. Scott Grow Republican Eagle Ada
15 Fred Martin Republican Boise Ada
16 Grant Burgoyne Democrat Boise Ada
17 Maryanne Jordan Democrat Boise Ada
18 Janie Ward-Engelking Democrat Boise Ada
19 Cherie Buckner-Webb Democrat Boise Ada
20 Chuck Winder Republican Boise Ada
21 Regina Bayer Republican Meridian Ada
22 Lori Den Hartog Republican Nampa Ada
23 Bert Brackett Republican Rogerson Elmore, Owyhee, Twin Falls
24 Lee Heider Republican Twin Falls Twin Falls
25 Jim Patrick Republican Twin Falls Jerome, Twin Falls
26 Michelle Stennett Democrat Ketchum Blaine, Camas, Gooding, Lincoln
27 Kelly Anthon Republican Declo Cassia, Minidoka
28 Jim Guthrie Republican McCammon Bannock, Power
29 Mark Nye Democrat Pocatello Bannock
30 Dean Mortimer Republican Idaho Falls Bonneville
31 Steve Bair Republican Blackfoot Bingham
32 Mark Harris Republican Soda Springs Bear Lake, Bonneville, Caribou, Franklin, Oneida, Teton
33 Dave Lent Republican Idaho Falls Bonneville
34 Brent Hill Republican Rexburg Madison
35 Van Burtenshaw Republican Terreton Butte, Clark, Fremont, Jefferson

Past composition of the Senate[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Constitution of the State of Idaho". Retrieved February 2, 2018.
  2. ^ "Senate – Idaho State Legislature". Retrieved April 19, 2017.
  3. ^ Cotterell, Adam (May 13, 2014). "How Idaho Became A One Party State". Retrieved April 19, 2017.

External links[edit]

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