Senate Assistant Minority Leader
Committees: Education; State Affairs; Transportation
Committees: Commerce and Human Resources; Judiciary and Rules; Local Government and Taxation
Grant Burgoyne has served three terms, House 2008-2014; born August 9, 1953, in Ketchikan, Alaska; attorney, mediator, and arbitrator; B.A. in history from University of Idaho; J.D. from University of Kansas School of Law; adjunct professor of Human Resources Law at Boise State University, 2002-2007; co-author “Idaho Employment Policies Handbook” (Idaho Law Foundation, 1998; rev. ed. 2001, 2012); recognized as one of Idaho’s top 100 trial lawyers by the National Trial Lawyers in 2012; Ada County Democratic Chair, 1991-1994; Democratic National Committee, 2004-2008; hobby: music; spouse: Christy (39 years); two daughters; three grandchildren.
He serves on the Commerce & Human Resources, Judiciary & Rules, and Local Government & Taxation.
Senate Minority Leader
Committees: Resources and Environment; State Affairs
Michelle Stennett has B.A. in international relations-environmental studies and B.A. in romance languages, University of Oregon; Certificat d’Etudes, Universite de Potiers, France; Legislative Energy Horizon Institute Certificate, University of Idaho; Certificate of Appreciation from the American Legion; Certificate Fire Ops 101; Certificate of Graduation, Western Legislative Academy for Council of State Governments-West; Conservation Voters Legislator Award; Pacific Northwest Economic Region Certificate for the Idaho Council; Dottie Stimpson Award.
She is the Senate Minority Leader.
Committees: Commerce and Human Resources; Education; Finance
Janie Ward-Engelking was born in Caldwell, Idaho; attended Whittier College; B.S. from Idaho State University; master’s degree from Boise State University; classroom teacher for 33 years; active community member, trainer and facilitator for College of Western Idaho; spouse: Kay Frank Engelking.
Committees: Finance; Judiciary and Rules; Local Government and Taxation
Mark Nye served 2 terms, House 2014-2016; graduate of Pocatello High School, Harvard University, and University of Idaho College of Law; past president, Idaho State Bar; National Board of Governors, American Bar Association; former Commissioner, Idaho Centennial Commission; past member, Law Advisory Committee, U of I; board member, Idaho Community Foundation; board member, Andrus Center, BSU; past chair, ISU Foundation; spouse: Eva; four children; four grandchildren.
Senate Minority Caucus Chair
Committees: Agricultural Affairs; Health and Welfare; Resources and Environment
Maryanne Jordan was appointed March 2015, to fill a Senate vacancy in District 17; bachelor’s degree in political science, San Jose State University, President of the Boise City Council; retired small business owner; spouse: Rocky; two children; five grandchildren.
She is the Senate Minority Caucus Chair.
Committees: Agricultural Affairs; Health and Welfare; Transportation
David Nelson is a fourth-generation Idahoan who grew up on a Genesee wheat ranch. A graduate of the University of Idaho, Nelson left Idaho to pursue a career in the oil and gas industry writing software that helps companies manage their energy more efficiently. In the last 10 years, he has worked as a Democratic County and Legislative district chair, recruiting candidates and coordinating the party’s operations. He helped recruit and elect Senator Dan Schmidt, Representative Paulette Jordan, Latah County Commission Tom Lamar, and Latah County Clerk Henrianne Westberg. David lives in Moscow with his wife Nancy Nelson. They have two daughters who graduated from Moscow High School. His favorite recreation is rafting Idaho’s rivers.