|Member of the Idaho Senate |
from the 33rd district
October 10, 2017 –December 1, 2018
|Preceded by||Bart Davis|
|Succeeded by||David Lent|
|Residence||Idaho Falls, Idaho|
|Alma mater||Brigham Young University|
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