Sue Chew was born in Oakland, CA; bachelor’s degree in biology and natural resources, UC Berkeley; Pharm.D., UC San Francisco; professor; 2003 Women Making History Award; 2006 Cultural Center Service Award; 2013 Outstanding Legislative Advocacy Achievement Award, Idaho Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health; 2014 Idaho Democratic Party Legislator of the Year.
She serves on Commerce & Human Resources, Health & Welfare, and Local Government Committees.
House Minority Leader
Mat Erpelding was born in Denver, Colorado; B.A. in psychology from Idaho State University; M.A. in adult and organizational learning from University of Idaho; served as President of the Association of Outdoor Recreation and Education; received Idaho Business Review’s Accomplished Under 40; co-editor of Outdoor Program Administration Principles and Practices; served on the Board of Directors for the Cancer Connection of Idaho.
He serves on the Agricultural Affairs; Resources & Conservation; Revenue & Taxation, and Ways & Means Committees.
John Gannon has served 1 term, House 1990-1992; served in House since 2012; born in Ross, California; graduate UC Davis, Hastings College of Law and USAR JAG School; Director, New York Irrigation District 1989-1990 and Boise Project Board of Control 1990; member Boise School District Facilities Steering Committee 2006 and various community organizations; spouse: Bev; two children.
He sits on the Judiciary, Rules & Administration, Revenue & Taxation, and Transportation & Defense Committees.
Paulette Jordan, age 34, is a native Idahoan; graduate of Gonzaga Preparatory in 1998 with honors; graduate of University of Washington in 2003 with degrees in communications, comparative literature, and American Indian studies, along with a certificate in strategic negotiations and conflict resolution from the Washington Center; citizen of the Coeur d’Alene Tribe; local, regional and national leader for years; elected member of the Coeur d’Alene Tribal Council for three years; founding member of local Auxiliary of Post 5 in Plummer, Idaho, serving veterans; Benewah County Democratic state committeewoman; regional board member of the Northwest Disability Action Center; at-large trustee for the Idaho Heritage Trust; served as the Idaho state at-large delegate for the Democratic National Convention for two consecutive presidential elections; served as a national committeewoman for the Idaho Young Democrats; serving her third elected term as a Northwest Region board member and Finance Chair for the National Indian Gaming Association; Co-Chair of the Gaming Committee for the Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians; national speaker and mentor to young people nationwide; National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development (NCAIED) Business Leadership Award as one of the “Top 40 under 40”; continues to stay active with her public and private business interests; speaks nationally on economic and community leadership; resides with her family in Plummer, Idaho; enjoys raising her sons, horseback riding and appreciates the greater mountain area.
She serves on the Energy, Environment & Technology, Resources & Conservation, and State Affairs Committees.
Phylis King was born May 8, 1946, in Ogden, UT; 1964 graduate of Grand Junction High School in Grand Junction, Colorado; B.S. in microbiology from Colorado State University, Art Center College of Design-Commercial Photography; Methodist; Registered Medical Technologist; commercial photographer; Soroptomist International; Vista Neighborhood Association.
She serves on the Appropriations, Commerce & Human Resources, and Transportation & Defense Committees.
Hy Kloc was born in Germany; grew up in New York City; graduated from New York City Community College with an A.A.S. in marketing management and from Western Michigan University with a B.S. in business education; Chairman of the Board for the Greater Boise Auditorium District; Public Radio’s Development Director of the Year in 2007; served as Chairman of the Boise Complete Count Committee; President of the Idaho Humane Society Board; Executive Director of the Gene Harris Jazz Festival; spouse: Joan; two dogs.
Rep. Kloc serves on the Business and Education Committees.
John McCrostie is a 1988 salutatorian from Mountain Home High School; B.M.E. in music education from Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, OK; M.S. in instructional and performance technology from Boise State University; J.D. from Concordia University School of Law; named as a 2013 Top Political Activist by National Education Association; 2014 Community Catalyst Award, Fund for Idaho; 2015 Jose Julio Sarria Civil Rights Award, International Imperial Court System; husband: Dave Navarro.
He is on the Education, Judiciary, Rules & Administration, and Local Government Committees.
Sally Toone is the Representative from District 26 and newest member of the Idaho Democratic Caucus.Graduate of University of Idaho in education; Gooding resident for 45 years; own and operate family farms and cattle ranches in Gooding and Camas counties with husband; 37-year career as math teacher in two local districts plus the College of Southern Idaho; State of Idaho Mentor/Teacher of the Year (2012); consulted with Boise State University mentoring students in Idaho Leads Project; spouse: Mark; children: Cliff and Steven.
She is on the Agricultural Affairs, Business, and Education Committees.
House Assistant Minority Leader
Ilana Rubel was born in 1972; graduate of Harvard Law School (J.D. 1997) and Georgetown University (B.A. in American government and English 1994); partner in the Boise office of Fenwick & West, one of the nation’s premier law firms focusing on technology clients; served on Board of Directors of Bogus Basin HOA since 2009; spouse: John; children: Andrew, Claire, Thomas and Evan.
Rep. Rubel is the Assistant Minority Leader. She serves on Energy, Environment & Technology; Health & Welfare; Resources & Conservation and Ways & Means Committees.
House Minority Caucus Chair
Representative Smith is serving her 8th legislative term and represents District 29. She is the House Minority Caucus Chair. She is a member of the Business; Environment, Energy, & Technology; State Affairs and Ways & Means committees. She is currently a member of the Greater Pocatello Chamber of Commerce, the Gate City Rotary Club, and is involved with the United Way Board of Directors of Southeast Idaho.
Melissa Wintrow was born in Troy, Ohio; B.A. in English literature from Miami University; M.Ed. in higher education from University of Georgia; 25 years’ higher education experience in curriculum design, instruction, program development, and leadership; past President of Boise State’s Professional Staff Senate; Project Manager, NEW (National Education for Women) Leadership Idaho; received Idaho Business Review’s Accomplished Under 40 Award.
Committees: Appropriations; Judiciary, Rules & Administrations; Transportation & Defense