ABOUT LYNN:

  • 4th generation Idahoan
  • Married 40 years to Helen; 8 children, 22 grandchildren
  • 36 year resident of District 15
  • Attorney and small business owner

 

WHY I AM RUNNING FOR RE-ELECTION

When I first considered running for the legislature, I had already studied proposed legislation and testified in legislative hearings. I had observed that too many bills contained special privileges for a few at the expense of the average citizen. I was concerned about growth of government, and its appetite for regulating life and consuming taxpayer resources. As an elected legislator, my concerns remain the same.  I believe my concerns have been reflected in my debate and votes in the House.  My view is that every proposed law should be carefully examined to determine:

  • Is government action really required?
  • Are constitutional rights preserved?
  • Are financial costs fully disclosed?
  • If legislation is needed, is the proposed solution:

            SIMPLE, EFFICIENT and EQUITABLE

I believe good government requires, and the citizens of Idaho deserve, this type of consideration on every piece of legislation. I am dedicated to continuing this model of analysis as we look for solutions to current issues while preserving our liberty and great state of Idaho.  

Personal Details


Lynn Luker

Age: 63 years old

Birthplace: Idaho Falls, Idaho

Education


University of California at Berkeley

A.B. in Political Science

1974 - 1977

University of Idaho

J.D. Degree in Law

1977 - 1980

Political Experience


State Representative

District 15A | December 2006 - Present | Boise

---STANDING HOUSE COMMITTEES: CHAIR, Local Government, Member, State Affairs and Judiciary and Rules; Past VICE CHAIR, Judiciary & Rules (2011-2014); Past member, Health & Welfare (2007-2010). ---SELECT COMMITTEES: Member, House Ethics Committee (2013-2016), Past Chair (2013-2014). --- INTERIM COMMITTEES: Urban Renewal (2008), Public Defense Reform (2013-2015), Health Care Task Force (2013-2015), Administrative Hearing Officers (2016), Foster Care (2016).

Work Experience


Attorney

Private Practice | August 1982 - Present

Represents injured workers, including laborers, professionals, business owners and government officials.

Supreme Court Law Clerk

Idaho Supreme Court | July 1980 - July 1982

Law Clerk to Chief Justice Robert E. Bakes