Brent Hill (politician)

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Brent Hill
40th President pro tempore of the Idaho Senate
Assumed office
December 1, 2010
Preceded by Robert Geddes
Member of the Idaho Senate
from the 27th district
In office
December 24, 2001 – December 1, 2002
Preceded by Robert Lee
Succeeded by Denton Darrington
Personal details
Born (1949-04-23) April 23, 1949 (age 72)
Rigby, Idaho, US
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Julie
Children 4
Alma mater Brigham Young University, Idaho
Utah State University, Logan
Religion The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Brent Hill (born April 23, 1949) is a Republican member of the Idaho State Senate since 2001.

Early life and career

Senator Hill is a certified public accountant and certified financial planner with over thirty years of experience working with business and agriculture.

Born and raised in Idaho, he attended Sugar-Salem Schools and graduated valedictorian from Madison High School. After attending Brigham Young University-Idaho, he graduated as the Outstanding Accounting Graduate from Utah State University in Logan, Utah. He has a degree in accounting from Utah State University.

He served over twenty years as the Chief Executive Officer of Rudd & Company CPA firm with offices in Rexburg, Idaho Falls and Driggs, Idaho; Bozeman, Helena and West Yellowstone, Montana.

He is also a member of the Board of Directors of Citizens Community Bank with offices throughout Eastern Idaho.[1] In 2001, Senator Hill was elected to represent Idaho's 34th Legislative District which encompasses Madison and Fremont Counties.

Brent Hill is a native of Rexburg, Idaho. He is married to Julie Ann Slaugh and they are the parents of four sons.

Senate President Pro Tempore

Senator Hill was elected by his fellow Senators to be the President Pro Tempore in the 61st Idaho Legislature (2010–2012). This is the highest office in the Senate. He is a constitutionally recognized officer of the legislative body which presides over the chamber in the absence of the Lieutenant Governor normal. The phrase "pro tempore" means "for the time being".


Senator Hill currently serves on the following legislative committees:

  • Local Government and Taxation
  • State Affairs
  • Economic Outlook and Revenue Assessment[2][3]