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Keep in touch with the Idaho Legislature

North Idaho legislators

Even from 400 miles away, North Idaho residents can follow legislation, listen to legislative debates, and have their say on new laws that could affect everything from the taxes they pay to the education their children receive.

Here are some ways to stay in touch:

• For up-to-the-minute news from Boise, go to The Spokesman-Review’s Eye on Boise blog at

• The Idaho Legislature’s website,, includes the full text of all legislation, votes, committee agendas, House and Senate calendars, and the status of each bill or resolution.

• Idaho Public Television broadcasts over the Internet live video of proceedings in the full House and Senate, budget debates in the Joint Finance-Appropriations Committee, and legislative hearings held in the Capitol Auditorium, plus live audio of all legislative committee meetings. To listen live, go to

• To call toll-free and leave a message for any legislator, call (800) 626-0471. The line is staffed from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Pacific time, Monday through Friday.

• To send e-mail to any legislator, include your name, address and phone number and the name of the legislator you want to reach, and send it to

• To send a fax to a legislator, dial (208) 334-5397.

• Letters to legislators can be mailed to: P.O. Box 83702, Boise, ID. For the House, use ZIP code 83720-0038; for the Senate, 83720-0081.

• If a bill you’re interested in is up for a committee hearing, you can look on the Legislature’s website to find the name of the committee’s chairperson and members and send messages to those legislators. Committees also take testimony during public hearings on legislation. If you’re not able to attend, contact the committee secretary or chairperson well in advance to see if you can submit written testimony.

• The weekly “Idaho Reports” program on Idaho Public TV reviews the legislative events of the week and includes interviews and analysis. The show airs at 8 p.m. Fridays, then re-airs Sundays at 9:30 a.m. Pacific time; it also can be seen online at

District 1

(Bonner and Boundary counties)

Sen. Shawn Keough, R-Sandpoint


(208) 332-1349 Boise

(208) 263-1839 Sandpoint

Rep. Eric Anderson, R-Priest Lake


(800) 626-0471 Boise

(208) 443-1201 Priest Lake

Rep. George Eskridge, R-Dover


(800) 626-0471 Boise

(208) 265-0123 Dover

District 2

(Benewah, Bonner, Kootenai and Shoshone counties)

Sen. Joyce Broadsword, R-Sagle


(208) 332-1338 Boise

(208) 263-7735 Sagle

Rep. Shannon McMillan, R-Silverton


(800) 626-0471 Boise

(208) 752-1800 Wallace

Rep. Dick Harwood, R-St. Maries


(800) 626-0471 Boise

(208) 582-0171 St. Maries

District 3

(Kootenai County)

Sen. Steve Vick, R-Dalton Gardens


(208) 332-1345 Boise

(208) 819-4189 Dalton Gardens

Rep. Vito Barbieri, R-Dalton Gardens


(800) 626-0471 Boise

(208) 762-3737 Dalton Gardens

Rep. Phil Hart, R-Athol


(800) 626-0471 Boise

(208) 772-2522 Coeur d’Alene

District 4

(Kootenai County)

Sen. John Goedde, R-Coeur d’Alene


(208) 332-1322 Boise

(208) 664-4652 Coeur d’Alene

Rep. Marge Chadderdon, R-Coeur d’Alene


(800) 626-0471 Boise

(208) 769-9309 Coeur d’Alene

Rep. Kathy Sims, R-Coeur d’Alene


(800) 626-0471 Boise

(208) 640-1154 Coeur d’Alene

District 5

(Kootenai County)

Sen. Jim Hammond, R-Coeur d’Alene


(208) 332-1344 Boise

(208) 666-1122 Coeur d’Alene

Rep. Bob Nonini, R-Coeur d’Alene


(800) 626-0471 Boise

(208) 765-1904 Coeur d’Alene

Rep. Frank Henderson, R-Post Falls


(800) 626-0471 Boise

(208) 773-2269 Post Falls

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