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  Risch, James E. "Jim"
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<-  2017-01-01  
 
NameJames E. "Jim" Risch
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Boise, Idaho , United States
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Born May 03, 1943 (75 years)
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InfoLieutenant Governor Jim Risch is a rancher and attorney from Ada County. He attended the University of Idaho where he obtained his Bachelor of Science in Forestry in 1965. He continued his education at the University of Idaho, receiving his Juris Doctor in 1968. From 1970 to 1974 Lieutenant Governor Risch worked as the Ada County Prosecuting Attorney; during this period he also taught law at Boise State University.

In 1975 he was first elected to the Idaho State Senate, a position he held for 22 of the next 28 years. He spent 12 years as Majority Leader and six years as President Pro Tem. Jim was elected Lieutenant Governor of Idaho in November 2002.

Lieutenant Governor Risch is involved in many community activities. He is a member of the Idaho Cattleman’s Association, American and Idaho Angus Association, American and Idaho Bar Associations, Ducks Unlimited and the National Rifle Association. He has also received many awards and honors including National Conference of State Legislators Leadership Award, Idaho Farm Bureau “Friend of Agriculture” and is a member of the Idaho Republican Hall of Fame. Jim has been married to his wife Vicki for 37 years. They have three sons James, Jason and Jordan, as well as five grandchildren.

Risch will serve out the remainder of Kempthorne's term, which expires in January 2007. He is not a candidate for governor in 2006, having committed to a reelection campaign for lieutenant governor before Kempthorne's appointment. Risch won the 2006 Republican nomination for lieutenant governor unopposed. He will run against former Democratic Congressman Larry LaRocco in the general election.


JOB APPROVAL POLLS
DateFirmApproveDisapproveDon't Know
01/01/2017-03/31/2017 Morning Consult 51.00% ( 0.0) 23.00% ( 0.0) 26.00% ( 0.0)
10/09/2014-10/12/2014 Public Policy Polling (D) 40.00% ( 0.0) 35.00% ( 0.0) 25.00% ( 0.0)
09/14/2006-09/17/2006 Survey USA 44.00% ( 0.0) 38.00% ( 0.0) 17.00% ( 0.0)

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NEWS
Date Category Headline Article Contributor
Mar 22, 2018 11:00pm News Risch holds up spending bill, angry over naming of wilderness after former rival Andrus  Article IndyGeorgia 

DISCUSSION
Importance? 6.50000 Average

FAMILY

INFORMATION LINKS
RACES
  01/03/2017 Energy Committee - Seat 2 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  01/03/2015 Energy Committee - Seat 2 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/04/2014 ID US Senate Won 65.33% (+30.66%)
  05/21/2014 ID US Senate - R Primary Won 79.87% (+59.74%)
  01/03/2013 Small Business and Entrepreneurship Chairperson Lost 44.44% (-11.11%)
  11/04/2008 ID US Senate Won 57.65% (+23.55%)
  05/27/2008 ID US Senate - R Primary Won 65.34% (+51.86%)
  01/03/2007 Senate President Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/07/2006 ID Lieutenant Governor Won 58.29% (+18.92%)
  05/26/2006 ID Governor - Succession Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  05/23/2006 ID Lieutenant Governor - R Primary Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  01/03/2005 Senate President Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  01/03/2003 Senate President Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/05/2002 ID Lt. Governor Won 56.22% (+16.31%)
  05/28/2002 ID Lt. Governor - R Primary Won 34.62% (+6.92%)
  11/07/2000 ID State Senate 18 Won 80.32% (+60.64%)
  05/23/2000 ID State Senate 18 - R Primary Won 50.40% (+0.80%)
  11/03/1998 ID State Senate 18 Won 76.02% (+52.03%)
  11/05/1996 ID State Senate 18 Won 67.53% (+35.06%)
  01/03/1987 Senate President Pro Tempore Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  01/03/1987 President Pro Tempore Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  01/03/1985 President Pro Tempore Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  01/03/1983 President Pro Tempore Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  01/03/1981 Majority Leader Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  01/03/1979 Majority Leader Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  01/03/1977 Majority Leader Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
SPECULATIVE, DID NOT RUN
  01/03/2015 Intelligence Committee Chairman Lost 0.00% (-53.33%)
ENDORSEMENTS
ID Governor - R Primary - May 15, 2018 R Brad Little
UT US Senate - R Convention - Apr 21, 2018 R Mitt Romney
Chairman of the Federal Reserve Board - Jan 23, 2018 R Jerome H. Powell
ID US President - R Primary - Mar 08, 2016 R Marco Rubio
US President - R Primaries - Jun 07, 2016 R Marco Rubio
Third Circuit Court Judge - Jan 11, 2016 NPA Reject
US Attorney General - Apr 23, 2015 NPA Reject
US Secretary of Defense - Feb 12, 2015 NPA Reject
Tenth Circuit Court Judge - May 05, 2014 NPA Reject
WI US Senate - R Primary - Aug 14, 2012 R Tommy Thompson
ID US President - R Caucus - Mar 06, 2012 R Mitt Romney
US Secretary of Commerce - Oct 20, 2011 NPA Reject
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Aug 05, 2010 NPA Reject
Chairman of the Federal Reserve Board - Jan 28, 2010 NPA Reject
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Aug 06, 2009 NPA Reject
Solicitor General of the United States - Mar 19, 2009 NPA Reject
US Secretary of Labor - Feb 24, 2009 NPA Reject
US Attorney General - Feb 02, 2009 NPA Reject
ID US President - R Primary - May 27, 2008 R Mitt Romney