Candidate for District 29 House Seat A

Mary Shea


Mary Shea is a lawyer with over thirty years’ experience, practicing in South East Idaho for more than twenty years. Mary is a certified Child Welfare Law Specialist, and she has donated her professional time and experience for the families of Bannock County in various capacities. Mary has been a leader in the community and in her profession, serving in Bar leadership; serving as a Board member and longtime President of Idaho Legal Aid Services, and serving on the Friends of the Marshall Public Library Committee; helping to organize the Citizen’s Law Academy; and leading the Portneuf Health Care Foundation.

Mary ran and was the primary instructor for the Paralegal Studies Program at Idaho State University from 2010-2017.

Before moving to Idaho almost a quarter century ago, Mary worked for the State of Virginia in areas of complex and politically charged litigation. Mary advised the State of Virginia and helped solve problems in the prison system; the criminal sentencing system; voter registration; Congressional and state house redistricting; and many other complicated and difficult policy matters.

In her spare time, Mary enjoys skiing, hiking, biking, mountain climbing, kayaking and paddle boarding throughout the Rocky Mountains; visiting friends and family all over the country and beyond; and watching superhero and science fiction movies with her three sons and two dogs.

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Mary for Idaho – P.O. Box 2084, Pocatello, ID 83206