Jim Risch

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Jim Risch is a Republican member of the Unites States Senate, representing Idaho

Jim Risch a Republican, has represented the state of Idaho in the Senate since 2009.

Positions, record and controversies


Jim Risch is currently serving as Idaho’s 37th Lieutenant Governor. Most recently, he served as Idaho's 31st Governor. He also spent 11 elected terms in Idaho's State Senate. He is a small business owner, a rancher/farmer and senior partner in the Risch Goss Insinger Gustavel Law firm. [1]

2008 elections

He won the Republican nomination to replace retiring Sen. Larry Craig (R-Idaho) during primary elections held on May 27, 2008. [2] He went on to defeat Democratic nominee Larry LaRocco in the November 2008 general election.[3]

Money in politics

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Campaign contributions

The following is drawn from government records of campaign contributions to Jim Risch. Campaign contributions are one of the most direct conduits for influencing members of Congress. How to use this information. <crpcontribdata>cid=N00029441&cycle=2008</crpcontribdata>

Committees and affiliations


Risch will be assigned committees if and when he is elected to Congress.


More background data


Articles and resources

Related SourceWatch articles


  1. "About Jim Risch" Jim Risch for US Congress
  2. Jesse Stanchak, "Idaho Lt. Gov. Is Nominee for Craig’s Senate Seat", CQ Politics, May 28, 2008
  3. "Idaho 2008 General Election", TheGreenPapers.com, November 4, 2008

External resources

External articles

Corresponding article on Wikipedia and Cause Caller. (If Cause Caller link does not work, pick from its list of senators and representatives.)

Current Office: U.S. Senate
111th Congress
Leadership Position:
Committees Chaired:
Ranking Member On:

Committees: Senate Select Committee on Ethics, Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, Senate Joint Economic Committee
110th Congress
Leadership Position:
Committees Chaired:
Ranking Member On:

Committees: n/a
Congressional Career
First Elected to Current Office:
November 4, 2008
First Took Current Office:
January 3, 2009
Next Election:
November 4, 2014
Term Ends:
Freshman Member?
Previous Political Work?
Idaho State Senate, Governor of Idaho
Other Party Membership:
District Offices:
1. 50 N. 9th St., Suite 302, Boise, Idaho 83702
Phone: 208-342-7985 / Fax: 208-343-2458
2. Harbor Plaza, Suite 121, 610 Hubbard, Coeur d'Alene, Idaho 83814
Phone: 208-667-6130 / Fax: 208-765-1743
3. 490 Memorial Dr., Suite 101, Idaho Falls, Idaho 83402
Phone: 208-523-5541 / Fax: 208-522-0135
4. 313 D St., Suite 106, Lewiston, Idaho 83501
Phone: 208-743-0792 / Fax: 208-746-7275
5. 275 South 5th St., Suite 290, Pocatello, Idaho 83201
Phone: 208-236-6817 / Fax: 208-236-6820

Campaign Contact:

Website: Jim Risch 2008
Webform Email: transition@risch4idaho.com / Email: transition@risch4idaho.com

Campaign Offices:

1. Campaign Headquarters, PO Box 1247, Boise, ID 83701
Phone: 208-386-9275 / Fax: 208-345-9928

Zip Code Affiliations:

Date of Birth: May 3, 1943