Ilana Rubel

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Ilana Rubel
Minority Leader of the Idaho House of Representatives
Assumed office
December 10, 2019
Preceded byMat Erpelding
Member of the Idaho House of Representatives
from the 18th district
Seat A
Assumed office
January 8, 2014
Preceded byJanie Ward-Engelking
Personal details
Born1972 (age 47–48)
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)John Paschke
EducationGeorgetown University (BA)
Harvard University (JD)

Ilana S. Rubel is a Democratic member of the Idaho House of Representatives, representing the south Boise-based District 18 since January 2014. Rubel currently serves as Assistant Minority Leader of the House of Representatives.[1]

Education and career[edit]

Rubel is a graduate of Georgetown University and Harvard Law School.[2] She is a partner with Fenwick & West in Boise.[3]

Rubel is expected to run for Idaho House Minority Leader after the incumbent, Rep. Mat Erpelding, resigned in December 2019 to take a position with the Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce.[4]


Rubel was appointed to the position by Gov. Butch Otter to serve the remainder of the term of Janie Ward-Engelking, who was appointed to the Idaho Senate.[3]


  1. ^ "House Leadership – Idaho State Legislature". Retrieved 2019-06-20.
  2. ^ Ilana S. Rubel Lawyer Profile - (accessed 8 January 2014)
  3. ^ a b Popkey, Dan. "Otter appoints Boise lawyer Rubel to Idaho House" Idaho Statesman, January 8, 2014. (accessed 8 January 2014)
  4. ^ "Rep. Rubel to run for House minority leader, Wintrow for assistant leader" The Idaho Press-Tribune, December 4, 2019.
Idaho House of Representatives
Preceded by
Mat Erpelding
Minority Leader of the Idaho House of Representatives