James Risch

Idaho State Senator

James Risch

Born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin he is now Idaho's 28th Senator, he was elected to the United States Senate in November of 2008. Senator Risch received a Bachelor of Science degree in Forestry from the University of Idaho, and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Idaho, College of Law. He served on Law Review and the College of Law Advisory Committee at the University of Idaho and has taught criminal law at Boise State University. He was a small business owner, a rancher and farmer and senior partner in the Risch Goss Insinger Gustavel Law firm at the time of his election to the U.S. Senate. He's a twice-elected Lieutenant Governor, Risch earned a reputation as an advocate for smart economic development. He continues to work with businesses-new and old alike-to ensure continued prosperity for the people and places of Idaho.


Keystone Pipeline

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