Idaho State Representatives

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Ilana Rubel

House Minority Leader

  • Idaho District 18, Seat A
  • Committees:
    • Health and Welfare
    • Resources and Conservation
    • Transportation and Defense
    • Ways and Means

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.

Lauren Necochea

House ASST. Minority Leader

  • Idaho District 19, Seat A
  • Committees:
    • Ways and Means
    • Commerce and Human Resources
    • Revenue and Taxation
    • Environment, Energy and Technology

Fourth-generation Idahoan; graduate of Boise High School; undergraduate at Pomona College with a B.A. in economics; Master of Public Affairs from Princeton University; Idaho Next Generation Leadership, board chair; Fulbright Fellow; Annie E. Casey Foundation’s Leadership Institute for State-Based Advocates, fellow (2014-2016); idaho Business Review Accomplished 40 Under 40, honoree (2014); Idaho Business Review Women of the Year, honoree (2014); Environmental Leadership Program, fellow (2009); married; two children.

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Sally Toone

House CAUCUS CHAIR

  • Idaho District 26, Seat B
  • Committees:
    • Agricultural Affairs
    • Commerce and Human Resources
    • Education
    • Ways and Means

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.

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John McCrostie

  • Idaho District 16, Seat A
  • Committees:
    • Education
    • Judiciary, Rules and Administration
    • Transportation and Defense

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.

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Sue Chew

  • Idaho District 17, Seat B
  • Committees:
    • Commerce and Human Resources
    • Environment, Energy and Technology
    • Health and Welfare

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.

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John Gannon

  • Idaho District 17, Seat A
  • Committees:
    • Judiciary, Rules and Administration
    • State Affairs
    • Transportation and Defense

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.

Muffy Davis

  • Idaho District 26, Seat A
  • Committees:
    • Health and Welfare
    • Local Government
    • Resources and Conservation

Muffy Davis is a Sun Valley native, Paralympic athlete, mother and a person with a disability. As a mother of a young daughter, she is passionate about education and wants to bring Idaho education to a new level. She believes every family should have access to quality, affordable health care and that Idaho public lands need to stay in public hands.

james ruchti

  • Idaho District 29
  • Committees:
    • Agricultural Affairs
    • Judiciary, Rules and Administration
    • Revenue and Taxation

Born and raised in Pocatello, Idaho; graduate of West Point (1993) and the University of Idaho College of Law (2001); partner, Ruchti and Beck Law Offices; U.S. Army military intelligence officer (1993-1998); past president, Idaho Trial Lawyers Association; past member, Law Advisory Committee for the University of Idaho College of Law; spouse: Wendy; children: Spencer and Drew.

Steve Berch

  • Idaho District 15, Seat A
  • Committees:
    • Business
    • Education
    • Local Government

Steve Berch has lived and worked in West Boise’s District 15 for 35 years. In May of 2013, he was elected to the Board of Directors of the Greater Boise Auditorium District. Steve held many leadership positions during his 30+ year association with Hewlett Packard here in Boise. He also works under contract for larger companies. Steve has a Bachelor of Science degree from the State University of New York at Albany and an MBA in Information Systems from the University of Minnesota.

CHRIS MATHIAS

  • Idaho District 19
  • Committees:
    • Agricultural Affairs
    • Resources and Conservation
    • State Affairs

Graduate of Boise State University with B.S. in criminal justice administration – McNair Scholar and student body president; U.S. Coast Guard veteran – top secret clearance, Arctic Service Medal, and two Antarctic Service Medals; former chief academic officer for the Idaho State Board of Education; former U.S. Senate law clerk; recipient of multiple civilian awards, including the Governor’s Commendation for Distinguished Public Service and Idaho Business Review’s Accomplished 40 Under 40; past and present volunteerism includes Boise State’s School of Public Service Advisory Council and the Ada County Veterans Treatment Court; author of multiple articles about incident management and emergency preparedness in Idaho; spouse: Katie; two young children.

Brooke Green

  • Idaho District 18, Seat B
  • Committees:
    • Appropriations
    • Business
    • Local Government

Brooke and her husband Jeremy settled in District 18 following Jeremy’s service in the United States Army and 2008 tour in Iraq. Brooke is a strong advocate for conservation and open space, which is evident through her continued commitment serving as the chair of the City of Boise Open Space and Clean Water advisory committee, in addition to her past participation on the Board of the Land Trust of Treasure Valley. Brooke holds a Master of Business Administration from Northwest Nazarene University (NNU) and two Bachelor degrees in Communication, and Marketing Technology from Boise State University (BSU). Brooke is a graduate of Leadership Boise, and 2013 Chair of Boise Young Professionals.

COLIN NASH

  • Idaho District 16
  • Committees:
    • Appropriations
    • Environment, Energy and Technology
    • Judiciary, Rules and Administration

Graduate of Concordia University School of Law and Weber State University; estate planning attorney in Meridian, Idaho; spouse: Hailey, educator; two children.