Governing party

Opposition party

Length of term
2 years Authority Article IV, Idaho Constitution Salary $16,116/year + per diem Elections
Last election
November 8, 2016
(70 seats)
Next election
November 6, 2018
(70 seats) Redistricting Idaho Redistricting Commission Meeting place House of Representatives Chamber
Idaho State Capitol
Boise, Idaho Website Idaho House of Representatives

The Idaho House of Representatives is the lower chamber of the Idaho State Legislature. It consists of 70 representatives elected to two-year terms. The state is divided into 35 districts, each of which elect two representatives.[1] It meets at the Idaho State Capitol in Boise, Idaho.

Composition of the House

The Idaho House of Representatives has been continuously controlled by the Republican Party since the late 1950s, usually by a wide margin. Democrats picked up six seats in the 2006 elections. In the 2010 elections Republicans won back many of those seats, gaining five. In the 2012 elections, the first election after redistricting in 2011, Democrats gained two seats in Ada County, but Republicans offset those gains by winning a seat in Bannock County and a seat in the district representing the Democratic stronghold Blaine County. In 2014, two Republican incumbents representing swing districts in North Central Idaho lost re-election, but picked up one seat previously held by a Democrat in the same region for net loss for Republicans of one seat.

Affiliation Party
(Shading indicates majority caucus)
Republican Democratic Vacant
63rd Legislature 56 14 70 0
Beginning of 64th Legislature 59 11 70 0
Latest voting share 84.3% 15.7%

Leadership in the 64th Legislature

Position Name Party District
Speaker Scott Bedke Republican 27
Majority Leader Mike Moyle Republican 14
Assistant Majority Leader Brent Crane Republican 13
Majority Caucus Chair John Vander Woude Republican 22
Minority Leader Mat Erpelding Democratic 19
Assistant Minority Leader Ilana Rubel Democratic 18
Minority Caucus Chair Elaine Smith Democratic 29

Members of the Idaho House of Representatives

District Representative Party Residence
1 Heather Scott Republican Blanchard
Sage Dixon Republican Sandpoint
2 Vito Barbieri Republican Dalton Gardens
Eric Redman Republican Spirit Lake
3 Ron Mendive Republican Coeur d'Alene
Don Cheatham Republican Post Falls
4 Luke Malek Republican Coeur d'Alene
Paul Amador Republican Coeur d'Alene
5 Paulette Jordan Democratic Plummer
Caroline Nilsson Troy Republican Genesee
6 Thyra Stevenson Republican Lewiston
Mike Kingsley Republican Lewiston
7 Priscilla Giddings Republican White Bird
Paul Shepherd Republican Riggins
8 Terry Gestrin Republican Donnelly
Dorothy Moon Republican Stanley
9 Ryan Kerby Republican New Plymouth
Judy Boyle Republican Midvale
10 Jarom Wagoner Republican Caldwell
Greg Chaney Republican Caldwell
11 Scott Syme Republican Wilder
Christy Perry Republican Nampa
12 Robert Anderst Republican Nampa
Rick Youngblood Republican Nampa
13 Brent Crane Republican Nampa
Gary Collins Republican Nampa
14 Mike Moyle Republican Star
Gayann DeMordaunt Republican Eagle
15 Lynn Luker Republican Boise
Patrick McDonald Republican Boise
16 John McCrostie Democratic Garden City
Hy Kloc Democratic Boise
17 John Gannon Democratic Boise
Susan Chew Democratic Boise
18 Ilana Rubel Democratic Boise
Phylis King Democratic Boise
19 Mat Erpelding Democratic Boise
Melissa Wintrow Democratic Boise
20 Joe Palmer Republican Meridian
James Holtzclaw Republican Meridian
21 Steven Harris Republican Meridian
Thomas Dayley Republican Boise
22 John Vander Woude Republican Meridian
Jason Monks Republican Meridian
23 Christy Zito Republican Hammett
Megan Blanksma Republican Hammett
24 Lance Clow Republican Twin Falls
Stephen Hartgen Republican Twin Falls
25 Maxine Bell Republican Jerome
Clark Kauffman Republican Filer
26 Steve Miller Republican Fairfield
Sally Toone Democratic Gooding
27 Scott Bedke Republican Oakley
Fred Wood Republican Burley
28 Randall Armstrong Republican Inkom
Kelley Packer Republican McCammon
29 Dustin Manwaring Republican Pocatello
Elaine Smith Democratic Pocatello
30 Jeff Thompson Republican Idaho Falls
Wendy Horman Republican Idaho Falls
31 Neil A. Anderson Republican Blackfoot
Julie VanOrden Republican Blackfoot
32 Marc Gibbs Republican Grace
Thomas Loertscher Republican Iona
33 Janet Trujillo Republican Idaho Falls
Bryan Zollinger Republican Idaho Falls
34 Ron Nate Republican Rexburg
Dell Raybould Republican Rexburg
35 Van Burtenshaw Republican Terreton
Karey Hanks Republican St. Anthony

Past composition of the House of Representatives

See also


  1. ^ "Constitution of the State of Idaho". sos.idaho.gov. Retrieved February 2, 2018. 

External links

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