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Sen. Jim Risch, R-Idaho

Senator (2nd term)

Republican



Biography

Political Highlights: Ada County prosecuting attorney, 1970-74; Idaho Senate, 1974-89; defeated for re-election to Idaho Senate, 1988; sought Republican nomination for Idaho Senate, 1994; Idaho Senate, 1995-2003; lieutenant governor, 2003-06; governor, 2006; lieutenant governor, 2007-09
Born: May 3, 1943; Milwaukee, Wis.
Residence: Boise
Religion: Roman Catholic
Family: Wife, Vicki Risch; three children
Education: U. of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, attended 1961-63; U. of Idaho, B.S. 1965; U. of Idaho, J.D. 1968
Elected: 2008
Committee Assignments: Energy & Natural Resources (Energy; Public Lands, Forests and Mining; Water & Power); Foreign Relations (East Asia; Europe and Regional Security Cooperation; Near East, South Asia, Central Asia, and Counterterrorism - Chairman; State Department and USAID Management); Small Business & Entrepreneurship; Select Ethics; Select Intelligence
Social Media:

Roll Call Vitals

House Seniority: 24th ranked Senate Republican
Twitter: 36,537 followers
State Clout: Idaho is 44th on Roll Call's Clout Index, which measures influence in Congress by state


Election History

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