Sen. Jim Risch (R-Idaho) biography

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Sen. Jim Risch (R-ID)

2nd term Republican from Idaho.


Residence: Boise

Marital Status: Married (Vicki)

Prev. Occupation: Attorney, Rancher

Prev. Political Exp.: ID Senate, 1974-89, 1995-2003; ID Lt. Governor, 2003-06, 2007-09; ID Governor, 2006-07; US Senate, 2009-present

Education: BS Univ. of ID, 1965; JD Univ. of ID, 1968

Birthdate: 05/03/1943

Birthplace: Milwaukee, WI

Religion: Catholic

Percentage in Last Election: 65%

Major Opponent: Nels Mitchell (D)


Current Elected Office Contact Information

Contact Sen. Jim Risch.


Washington, D.C. Office:

483 Russell Senate Office Building,
District of Columbia 20510
Phone: (202) 224-2752
Fax: (202) 224-2573

Boise Office: (more district offices)

350 North 9th Street, Suite 302
Boise, Idaho 83702
Phone: (208) 342-7985
Fax: (208) 343-2458



Current Elected Office Staff Members:

  • Chief of Staff: John Insinger
  • Scheduler: Alexa Green
  • Legis. Dir.: Charles Adams
  • Press Secy.: Marty Boughton
  • Child/Family Issues LA: Charles Adams
  • Education LA: Celia Glassman
  • Telecomm LA: Scott Reber
  • Transportation LA: Charles Adams
  • Trade LA: Charles Adams
  • Commerce LA: Charles Adams
  • Labor LA: Scott Reber
  • Budget LA: Celia Glassman
  • Government Affairs LA: Charles Adams
  • Space - NASA LA: Scott Reber
  • Animal Welfare LA: Ayla Neumeyer


Current Elected Office Bills:

Here is Sen. Jim Risch's cosponsorship status on our key legislation. Send Sen. Jim Risch a message by clicking in the "Send Message" column.

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Bill Name Cosponsor? Send Message
S.1021 - 'A bill to reauthorize the Workforce Investment Act of 1998, and for other purposes. No Send Message to Sen. Jim Risch
S.250 - 'A bill to amend the Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Technical Education Act of 1998 to improve th... No Send Message to Sen. Jim Risch


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