James Risch

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U.S. Senate (Idaho Jr)


Family: Wife: Vicki; 3 Children: James, Jason, Jordan

Born: 05/03/1943 Milwaukee, WI

Home: Boise, Idaho

Religion: Catholic

Education: JD, University of Idaho, 1968 BS, Forestry, University of Idaho, 1965

Profession: Attorney/Senior Partner, Risch, Goss, Insinger, and Gustavel, 1974-present Chair, Idaho Bush Presidential Campaign, 1988 Professor of Law, Boise State University, 1972-1975 Prosecuting Attorney, Ada County, 1970-1974 Rancher/Farmer Small Business Owner

Political: Senator, United States Senate, 2008-present Appointed, Governor, State of Idaho, upon Governor Dirk Kempthorne's resignation, 2006-2008 Lieutenant Governor, State of Idaho, 2002-2006 President, Idaho State Senate, 2002-2006 Senator/Majority Leader/President Pro Tempore, Idaho State Senate, 1975-1988, 1995-2002 County Prosecutor, Ada County, 1971-1975 General Council Member, Idaho Republican Party

Organization Membership: Member, American Angus Association Member, American Bar Association Member, American Judicature Society Member, Boise Bar Association Member, Boise Valley Angus Association Member, College of Law Advisory Committee, University of Idaho Member, Ducks Unlimited Member, Idaho Angus Association Member, Idaho Bar Association Member, Idaho Cattleman's Association Former President, Idaho Prosecuting Attorneys Association Member, National Cattleman's Association Director, National District Attorney's Association Member, National Rifle Association Phi Delta Theta Member, Law Review, University of Idaho Xi Sigma Pi


Energy and Natural Resources

Foreign Relations

Joint Economic Committee

Select Committee on Ethics

Select Committee on Intelligence

Small Business and Entrepreneurship

Subcommittee on Energy

Subcommittee on European Affairs

Subcommittee on International Development and Foreign Assistance, Economic Affairs and International Environmental Protection

Subcommittee on Near Eastern and South and Central Asian Affairs

Subcommittee on Public Lands and Forests

Subcommittee on Water and Power

Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere, Peace Corps and Narcotics Affairs