|Minority Leader of the Idaho House of Representatives|
|Assumed office |
January 13, 2017
|Preceded by||John Rusche|
|Member of the Idaho House of Representatives|
from the 19th district
|Assumed office |
December 1, 2012
|Preceded by||Cherie Buckner-Webb|
|Born||January 10, 1975|
Denver, Colorado, U.S.
|Education||Idaho State University (BS)|
University of Idaho (MS)
Mathew Erpelding (born January 10, 1975 in Denver, Colorado) is a Democratic member of the Idaho House of Representatives from the north Boise-based District 19 in the A seat since December 1, 2012. Erpelding has been House Minority Leader since 2017.
From 1993-1997, Erpelding attended Idaho State University, in Pocatello, graduating with a BA in psychology. He later earned a master's degree in adult education and organizational learning from the University of Idaho's Boise-based campus.
Rep. Erpelding co-owns Idaho Mountain Guides serving as the head guide and instructor. Additionally, he teaches at Boise State University in the College of Innovation and Design as an adjunct instructor for the LEAD certification.
Prior to his election in 2012, Rep. Erpelding was a social and behavioral sciences instructor at the College of Western Idaho. An accomplished mountain guide, Erpelding has guided mountains across the western United States, most notably summiting Denali (20.310 ft) four times.
In 2003 Erpelding founded Experiential Adventures LLC, which offers "clients hands on leadership experience in fun and progressive learning environments."
Erpelding was unopposed in the Democratic Primary. Erpelding defeated Republican Mark Patten with 68.75% of the vote.
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|Idaho House of Representatives|
| Minority Leader of the Idaho House of Representatives