City: Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
Education: Graduated from Thomas Downey High School in Modesto, California; Eearned bachelor’s in agricultural economics from California State University, Fresno; earned master’s degree and doctorate in educational leadership from the University of Nevada.
Work experience: Current director of program development at University of Idaho, Coeur d’Alene; Aaffiliate faculty in the College of Letters, Arts, and Social Sciences at U of I; owner of Amador Education Consulting and Development; owner of Trinity Farms (almond farm); former director of academic advising at Ivy Tech Community College in Bloomington, Indiana; former compliance officer, U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Political experience: Elected to Idaho state House in 2016. Serves on Education, Judiciary Rules and Administration, Agricultural Affairs House committees.
Family: Married. Has 1-year-old son.
Here’s my full story from today’s Spokesman-Review on contested primary races in legislative District 4 in Coeur d’Alene, the third in a series: CdA legislator faces challenger who hopes to defund Idaho budget of federal money By Betsy Z. Russell As he seeks a third…
As he seeks a third term in the Legislature, Rep. Luke Malek, R-Coeur d’Alene, faces a challenge from a local real estate attorney who’s gone on the attack – criticizing Malek as too young and inexperienced to represent Coeur d’Alene in the Legislature, saying, “He hasn’t built anything in his life to speak of, including a family, a business, or anything else.”