Idaho Republican Party

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The Idaho Republican Party (IDGOP) is the Idaho state affiliate of the United States Republican Party. The headquarters are in Boise, Idaho. Since the 2010 general election, Republicans have held all congressional and statewide offices in Idaho. The 2016 general election yielded a Republican supermajority in the state legislature, with 84% of members serving as Republicans.

Idaho Republican Party
Chairperson Jonathan Parker
Senate leader Brent Hill
House leader Scott Bedke
Founded 1860s
Headquarters Suite 302,101 South Capitol Blvd Ste 102, Boise, Idaho 83702
Ideology Conservatism
Fiscal conservatism
Social conservatism
Political position Right-wing[1]
National affiliation Republican Party
Colors Red
Seats in the Upper House
29 / 35
Seats in the Lower House
59 / 70


By the time of the 1889 Constitutional Convention, the Republican Party had become a prominent Party in Idaho, and made up the majority of the representatives at the Constitutional Convention for statehood. Republicans and Democrats had equal influence in Idaho until the 1960s when the Republican Party emerged as the dominant political Party.[2] The Republican Party has held the governorship since 1995, both US Senate seats since 1981, and both US House seats since 2010.

As of 2017, Idaho has the second largest percentage of Republicans in a state legislature. Republicans control all constitutional offices in the state and maintain supermajorities in the House and Senate.

Governing body

1. State Central Committee: The governing body of the Idaho Republican Party is the Republican State Central Committee, which is made up of elected members from each legislative district and county. It establishes the rules and functions of the Idaho Republican Party on the state level.[3]

2. Chairman and Executive Committee: The current chairman of the Idaho Republican Party is Jonathan Parker.[4] Parker became the chair on July 22, 2017.[5] The current executive director is Frank Terraferma, a past Republican Party of Florida official and senior strategists with Front Line Strategies.[6] Terraferma became executive director on October 27, 2017.[7] The Executive Committee consists of a first and second vice chair, secretary, treasurer, finance chair, region chairs from each of Idaho’s seven regions, and the presidents of the affiliated clubs; Young Republicans, College Republicans, and Republican Women. The Executive Committee is selected at the State Convention, held bi-annually.[8]

Current Republican officeholders

Statewide offices

Members of Congress

U.S. Senate

U.S. House of Representatives

State legislators

Idaho Senate

Republicans currently hold 29 out of 35 seats in the Idaho Senate.

Legislative District Senator County
LD-1 Shawn Keough Boundary/Bonner
LD-2 Steve Vick Kootenai
LD-3 Bob Nonini Kootenai
LD-4 Mary Souza Kootenai
LD-5 Dan Foreman Benewah/Latah
LD-6 Dan G. Johnson Lewis/Nez Perce
LD-7 Carl Crabtree Idaho/Clearwater/Shoshone/Bonner
LD-8 Steven Thayn Valley/Gem/Boise/Custer/Lemhi
LD-9 Abby Lee Adams/Washington/Payette/Canyon
LD-10 Jim Rice Canyon
LD-11 Patti Anne Lodge Canyon
LD-12 Todd Lakey Canyon
LD-13 Jeff Agenbroad Canyon
LD-14 Marv Hagedorn Ada
LD-15 Fred Martin Ada
LD-20 Chuck Winder Ada
LD-21 Cliff Bayer Ada
LD-22 Lori Den Hartog Ada
LD-23 Bert Brackett Elmore/Owyhee/Twin Falls
LD-24 Lee Heider Twin Falls
LD-25 Jim Patrick Twin Falls/Jerome
LD-27 Kelly Anthon Minidoka/Cassia
LD-28 Jim Guthrie Power/Bannock
LD-30 Dean Mortimer Bonneville
LD-31 Steve Bair Bingham
LD-32 Mark Harris Bear Lake/Caribou/Franklin/Oneida/Bonneville/Teton
LD-33 Tony Potts Bonneville
LD-34 Brent Hill Madison/Bonneville
LD-35 Jeff Siddoway Butte/Jefferson/Fremont/Clark

Idaho House of Representatives

Republicans currently hold 59 out of 70 seats in the Idaho House of Representatives.

Legislative District Representative County
LD-1 Heather Scott Boundary/Bonner
LD-1 Sage Dixon Boundary/Bonner
LD-2 Vito Barbieri Kootenai
LD-2 Eric Redman Kootenai
LD-3 Don Cheatham Kootenai
LD-3 Ron Mendive Kootenai
LD-4 Paul Amador Kootenai
LD-4 Luke Malek Kootenai
LD-5 Caroline Nilsson Troy Benewah/Latah
LD-6 Thyra Stevenson Lewis/Nez Perce
LD-6 Mike Kingsley Lewis/Nez Perce
LD-7 Priscilla Giddings Idaho/Clearwater/Shoshone/Bonner
LD-7 Paul Shepherd Idaho/Clearwater/Shoshone/Bonner
LD-8 Dorothy Moon Vally/Gem/Boise/Custer/Lemhi
LD-8 Terry Gestrin Vally/Gem/Boise/Custer/Lemhi
LD-9 Judy Boyle Adams/Washington/Payette/Canyon
LD-9 Ryan Kerby Adams/Washington/Payette/Canyon
LD-10 Gregory Chaney Canyon
LD-10 Jarom Wagoner Canyon
LD-11 Scott Syme Canyon
LD-11 Christy Perry Canyon
LD-12 Robert Anderst Canyon
LD-12 Rick Youngblood Canyon
LD-13 Gary Collins Canyon
LD-13 Brent Crane Canyon
LD-14 Gayann DeMordaunt Ada
LD-14 Mike Moyle Ada
LD-15 Lynn Luker Ada
LD-15 Patrick McDonald Ada
LD-20 James Holtzclaw Ada
LD-20 Joe Palmer Ada
LD-21 Thomas Dayley Ada
LD-21 Steven Harris Ada
LD-22 Jason Monks Ada
LD-22 John Vander Woude Ada
LD-23 Megan Blanksma Elmore/Owyhee/Twin Falls
LD-23 Christy Zito Elmore/Owyhee/Twin Falls
LD-24 Lance Clow Twin Falls
LD-24 Stephen Hartgen Twin Falls
LD-25 Maxine Bell Twin Falls/Jerome
LD-25 Clark Kauffman Twin Falls/Jerome
LD-26 Steve Miller Blaine/Camas/Gooding/Lincoln
LD-27 Fred Wood Minidoka/Cassia
LD-27 Scott Bedke Minidoka/Cassia
LD-28 Randy Armstrong Power/Bannock
LD-28 Kelley Packer Power/Bannock
LD-29 Dustin Manwaring Bannock
LD-30 Jeff Thompson Bonneville
LD-30 Wendy Horman Bonneville
LD-31 Neil Anderson Bingham
LD-31 Julie VanOrden Bingham
LD-32 Marc Gibbs Bear Lake/Caribou/Franklin/Oneida/Bonneville/Teton
LD-32 Thomas Loertscher Bear Lake/Caribou/Franklin/Oneida/Bonneville/Teton
LD-33 Barbara Ehardt Bonneville
LD-33 Bryan Zollinger Bonneville
LD-34 Ronald Nate Madison/Bonneville
LD-34 Dell Raybould Madison/Bonneville
LD-35 Van T. Burtenshaw Butte/Jefferson/Fremont/Clark
LD-35 Karen Hanks Butte/Jefferson/Fremont/Clark

Legislative leadership

Chairs of IDGOP

Chairman Term
Jonathan Parker 2017–present
Stephen Yates 2014–2017
Barry Peterson 2012–2014
Norm Semanko 2008–2012
J. Kirk Sullivan 2004–2008
John Sandy 2002–2004
Trent Clark 1998–2002
Ron McMurray 1994–1998
N. Randy Smith 1993–1994
Phil Batt 1991–1993
Randy Ayre 1989–1991
Blake Hall 1985–1989
Dennis Olsen 1976–1985
Vern Ravenscroft 1975–1976
John O. McMurray 1964
Ray Robbins 1958
Wallace C. Burns 1955-1958
William Campbell  ?-1955
Reilly Atkinson, Sr 1945
Thomas "Tom" Heath[9][10][11] 1938–1941
C. A. Bottolfsen 1937–1938
R. B. Scatterday 1931
John McMurray 1925
James H. Brady 1904–1908
George H. Stewart 1896
William Borah 1892


  1. ^ How Idaho Became A One Party State
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  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-10-24. Retrieved 2017-04-15. 
  4. ^ "Idaho GOP elects former executive director Jonathan Parker as chairman". Retrieved 2017-08-04. 
  5. ^ "Following Yates' resignation, Idaho GOP names new state party chairman". idahostatesman. Retrieved 2017-08-04. 
  6. ^ "Idaho Republican Party hires new executive director". AP News. Retrieved 2017-10-27. 
  7. ^ "Idaho GOP taps longtime Florida GOP official as its new exec director". Retrieved 2017-10-27. 
  8. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-10-24. Retrieved 2017-04-15. 
  9. ^ "The Ogden Standard-Examiner from Ogden, Utah on October 16, 1940 · Page 3". Retrieved 2017-09-20. 
  10. ^ "The Post-Register from Idaho Falls, Idaho on April 10, 1941 · Page 1". Retrieved 2017-09-20. 
  11. ^ "The Ogden Standard-Examiner from Ogden, Utah on November 14, 1938 · Page 3". Retrieved 2017-09-20. 

External links

  • Idaho Republican Party
  • Idaho Young Republicans
  • Idaho Federation of College Republicans
  • Idaho Federation of Republican Women

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