Idaho Senate

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Idaho State Senate
Idaho State Legislature
Coat of arms or logo
Term limits
New session started
January 12, 2015
Brad Little (R)
Since January 6, 2009
President pro Tempore
Brent Hill (R)
Since January 10, 2011
Majority Leader
Bart Davis (R)
Since November 6, 2002
Minority Leader
Michelle Stennett (D)
Since December 5, 2012
Seats 35
Senate diagram 2014 State of Idaho.svg
Political groups
Governing party

Opposition party

Length of term
2 years
Authority Article IV, Idaho Constitution
Salary $16,438/year + per diem
Last election
November 4, 2014
(35 seats)
Next election
November 8, 2016
(35 seats)
Redistricting Idaho Redistricting Commission
Meeting place
State Senate Chamber
Idaho State Capitol
Boise, Idaho
Idaho State Senate

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.

Composition of the Senate

Since the early 1960s, the Idaho Senate has been controlled by the Republican Party. Since the 2002 election, Republicans have held 28 seats and Democrats have held 7.

Affiliation Party
(Shading indicates majority caucus)
Republican Democratic Vacant
62nd Legislature 28 7 35 0
Beginning of 63rd Legislature 28 7 35 0
Latest voting share 80% 20%

Leadership of the 63rd Legislature

Position Name Party District
President/Lieutenant Governor of Idaho Brad Little Republican
President pro tempore Brent Hill Republican 34
Majority Leader Bart Davis Republican 33
Assistant Majority Leader Chuck Winder Republican 20
Majority Caucus Chair Todd Lakey Republican 12
Minority Leader Michelle Stennett Democratic 26
Assistant Minority Leader Elliot Werk Democratic 17
Minority Caucus Chair Cherie Buckner-Webb Democratic 19

Members of the Idaho Senate

District Representative Party Residence Counties Represented
1 Shawn Keough Republican Sandpoint Bonner, Boundary
2 Steve Vick Republican Dalton Gardens Kootenai
3 Bob Nonini Republican Coeur d'Alene Kootenai
4 Mary Souza Republican Coeur d'Alene Kootenai
5 Dan Schmidt Democratic Moscow Benewah, Latah
6 Dan G. Johnson Republican Lewiston Lewis, Nez Perce
7 Sheryl Nuxoll Republican Cottonwood Bonner, Clearwater, Idaho, Shoshone
8 Steven Thayn Republican Emmett Boise, Custer, Gem, Lemhi, Valley
9 Abby Lee Republican Fruitland Adams, Payette, Washington
10 Jim Rice Republican Caldwell Canyon
11 Patti Anne Lodge Republican Huston Canyon
12 Todd Lakey Republican Nampa Canyon
13 Curt McKenzie Republican Nampa Canyon
14 Marv Hagedorn Republican Meridian Ada
15 Fred S. Martin Republican Boise Ada
16 Grant Burgoyne Democratic Boise Ada
17 Maryanne Jordan Democratic Boise Ada
18 Janie Ward-Engelking Democratic Boise Ada
19 Cherie Buckner-Webb Democratic Boise Ada
20 Chuck Winder Republican Boise Ada
21 Cliff Bayer Republican Boise Ada
22 Lori Den Hartog Republican Nampa Ada
23 Bert Brackett Republican Rogerson Elmore, Owyhee, Twin Falls
24 Lee Heider Republican Twin Falls Twin Falls
25 Jim Patrick Republican Twin Falls Jerome, Twin Falls
26 Michelle Stennett Democratic Ketchum Blaine, Camas, Gooding, Lincoln
27 Kelly Anthon Republican Declo Cassia, Minidoka
28 Jim Guthrie Republican McCammon Bannock, Power
29 Roy Lacey Democratic Pocatello Bannock
30 Dean Mortimer Republican Idaho Falls Bonneville
31 Steve Bair Republican Blackfoot Bingham
32 Mark Harris Republican Soda Springs Bear Lake, Bonneville, Caribou, Franklin, Oneida, Teton
33 Bart Davis Republican Idaho Falls Bonneville
34 Brent Hill Republican Rexburg Madison
35 Jeff Siddoway Republican Terreton Butte, Clark, Fremont, Jefferson

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