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

Since 1960, the Idaho Senate has been controlled by the Republican Party.[3]

AffiliationParty

(Shading indicates majority caucus)
Total
RepublicanDemocratic
52nd Legislature (1992–1994)231235
53rd Legislature (1994–1996)27835
54th Legislature (1996–1998)30535
55th Legislature (1998–2000)31435
56th Legislature (2000–2002)32335
57th through 63rd Legislature (2002–2016)28735
64th Legislature (2016–2018)29635
65th and 66th Legislature (2018–present)28735
Current Voting Share80%20%

Leadership of the 66th Legislature

PositionNamePartyDistrict
President/Lieutenant Governor of IdahoJanice McGeachinRepublican
President Pro TemporeChuck WinderRepublican20
Majority LeaderKelly AnthonRepublican27
Assistant Majority LeaderAbby LeeRepublican9
Majority Caucus ChairMark HarrisRepublican32
Minority LeaderMichelle StennettDemocratic26
Assistant Minority LeaderGrant BurgoyneDemocratic16
Minority Caucus ChairJanie Ward-EngelkingDemocratic18

Committee Chairs of the 66th Legislature

CommitteeChairmanPartyDistrict
Agriculture AffairsVan BurtenshawRepublican35
Commerce and Human ResourcesJim PatrickRepublican25
EducationSteven ThaynRepublican8
FinanceSteve BairRepublican31
Health and WelfareFred MartinRepublican15
Judiciary and RulesTodd LakeyRepublican12
Local Government and TaxationJim RiceRepublican10
Resources and EnvironmentSteve VickRepublican2
State AffairsPatti Anne LodgeRepublican11
TransportationLori Den HartogRepublican22

Members of the Idaho Senate

2018 Idaho Senate composition.

DistrictRepresentativePartyResidenceCounties Represented
1Jim WoodwardRepublicanSandpointBonner, Boundary
2Steve VickRepublicanDalton GardensKootenai
3Peter RiggsRepublicanPost FallsKootenai
4Mary SouzaRepublicanCoeur d’AleneKootenai
5David NelsonDemocratMoscowBenewah, Latah
6Dan G. JohnsonRepublicanLewistonLewis, Nez Perce
7Carl CrabtreeRepublicanGrangevilleBonner, Clearwater, Idaho, Shoshone
8Steven ThaynRepublicanEmmettBoise, Custer, Gem, Lemhi, Valley
9Abby LeeRepublicanFruitlandAdams, Payette, Washington
10Jim RiceRepublicanCaldwellCanyon
11Patti Anne LodgeRepublicanHustonCanyon
12Todd LakeyRepublicanNampaCanyon
13Jeff AgenbroadRepublicanNampaCanyon
14C. Scott GrowRepublicanEagleAda
15Fred MartinRepublicanBoiseAda
16Grant BurgoyneDemocratBoiseAda
17Carrie SemmelrothDemocratBoiseAda
18Janie Ward-EngelkingDemocratBoiseAda
19Melissa WintrowDemocratBoiseAda
20Chuck WinderRepublicanBoiseAda
21Regina BayerRepublicanMeridianAda
22Lori Den HartogRepublicanNampaAda
23Christy ZitoRepublicanHammettElmore, Owyhee, Twin Falls
24Lee HeiderRepublicanTwin FallsTwin Falls
25Jim PatrickRepublicanTwin FallsJerome, Twin Falls
26Michelle StennettDemocratKetchumBlaine, Camas, Gooding, Lincoln
27Kelly AnthonRepublicanDecloCassia, Minidoka
28Jim GuthrieRepublicanMcCammonBannock, Power
29Eva NyeDemocraticPocatelloBannock County
30Kevin CookRepublicanIdaho FallsBonneville
31Steve BairRepublicanBlackfootBingham
32Mark HarrisRepublicanSoda SpringsBear Lake, Bonneville, Caribou, Franklin, Oneida, Teton
33Dave LentRepublicanIdaho FallsBonneville
34Doug RicksRepublicanRexburgMadison, Bonneville
35Van BurtenshawRepublicanTerretonButte, Clark, Fremont, Jefferson

Past composition of the Senate

See also

References

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

External links

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