Joyce Broadsword

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Joyce Broadsword
Member of the Idaho Senate
from District 2
In office
December 1, 2004 – December 1, 2012
Preceded byMartha Calabretta
Succeeded bySteve Vick
Personal details
Born (1958-06-18) June 18, 1958 (age 61)
Sandpoint, Idaho
Political partyRepublican

Joyce M. Broadsword (born June 18, 1958 in Sandpoint, Idaho) served as a Republican Idaho State Senator from 2004 to 2012 representing the 2nd District.[1][2]

Early life and career[edit]

Broadsword attended Sandpoint High School and graduated in 1976. She and her husband John have been married for more than 30 years, are the parents of three children: Brian, Andrew, and J.C., and have three grandchildren.[1][2]

She has owned Northern Log Homes since 1978, Contracted Courier Service since 1993, B&B Builders since 2001, and was an executive of Downtown Sandpoint Business Association in 2004.[2] She was a volunteer for Larry Craig for Senate in 1990, 1996, and 2002. She was a volunteer for Dirk Kempthorne for governor in 1998 and 2002. She was City coordinator for Butch Otter for Idaho Campaign in 2002.[2]

Broadsword accepted the position of North Idaho Regional Director for the Department of Health and Welfare in 2013.


  • Finance, member
  • Finance Appropriations, member
  • Health and Welfare, vice chair[2]
  • Transportation, member
  • Member, 2010 Olympic Committee, 2006–present
  • Senate representative, board of directors, Idaho Rural Partnerships
  • Alternate delegate, Pacific Northwest Economic Region
  • Senate representative, Western Legislative Forestry Task Force


Her involvement with organizations has included:[2]

  • President, Kootenai Better Community, 1990–present
  • President/chair, Idaho Women in Timber, 1996–2001
  • Chair, Federated Women in Timber, 2002–2003
  • Treasurer, Idaho Women in Timber, Bonner Chapter, 2002–present
  • Secretary, Rotary Club of Sandpoint, 2004–present


  1. ^ a b "Senate Membership – Joyce M. Broadsword (R)". Boise, Idaho: Idaho State Legislature. 2012. Retrieved June 5, 2012.
  2. ^ a b c d e f "Senator Joyce M. Broadsword's Biography". Project Vote Smart. Retrieved June 5, 2012.

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