About Bob

Political Service

  • Idaho State Senator – 2013-present (serving third Senate term 2017-2018, seventh term in the Idaho Legislature 2004-2018)
  • Serves on Senate Education Committee and Senate Transportation Committee (Vice-Chair)
  • Appointed to Idaho Higher Education Task Force January 2017
  • Idaho State Representative 2004-2012
  • Idaho House Education Committee Chairman 2006-2012
  • Idaho Indian Affairs Council Chairman 2004-2012
  • Idaho House Transportation Committee Member 2004-2012
  • Idaho Petroleum Storage Tank Fund Board Member 2005-2012
  • Kootenai County Republican Central Committee Chair 1998-2004
  • Kootenai County Legislative District Chairman 1996
  • Chairman of Statewide Republican County Chairs

Interim Committees

  • Idaho Petroleum Storage Tank Fund Board Member 2005-2017

History

  • Kootenai County Republican Central Committee Chairman – 1998 to 2004
  • Idaho Republican Party Chairmen’s Chairman – 2000 to 2002
  • Founding Member and current Board Member of the North Idaho Pachyderm Club.
  • North Idaho College Young Republican Committeeman.
  • Idaho Republican Party Legislative District #4 Chairman, 1992 to 1996
  • Raised over $200,000 to further GOP activities locally

Civic Service

  • Coeur d’Alene Rotary Club, Past President (’95-’96)
  • Post Falls American Legion
  • Post Falls Rotary Club
  • National Rifle Association (NRA)
  • Spokane River Association, Past President 1992

Business

  • Small businessman and employer since 1985
  • Insurance and Investments business
  • Past President of the Idaho Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors (IAIFA) 2004

Personal

  • Born 1954 in Wallace, Idaho
  • Born, raised and life-long resident of Northern Idaho
  • Attended North Idaho College
  • Spokane River Resident since 1985
  • Married to Cathyanne, violin instructor