Chuck Winder

Senate President Pro Tempore

Idaho

Senator Chuck Winder, Republican, was first elected to the Idaho State Senate in November 2008, to represent District 14. Due to redistricting, he now represents Legislative District 20. He represents a small portion of west Boise and the east half of Meridian.

Senator Winder was elected Assistant Majority Leader of the Idaho Senate in 2011 and served there through 2017. For seven years in this position of leadership, he provided thoughtful support to the Republican Caucus in general and offered valuable collaboration and corroboration to the body and worked constantly and effectively with the Majority Leader and President Pro Tem. In 2018 he was elected Majority Leader of the Idaho Senate and served as the Majority Leader through November 2020. As Majority Leader, the second highest ranking office in the Senate, he set the legislative agenda and ran the legislative sessions on the floor each day. He served as Majority Leader until he was elected President Pro Tempore of the Idaho Senate on December 3, 2020.

As the top ranking official in the Idaho Senate, Senator Winder is responsible for appointing the Chairmen of the ten Standing Committees in the Senate and refers bills and resolutions to the appropriate committees for consideration. He presides over the Senate floor when the Lt. Governor is unavailable; and fills in as acting Governor when the Governor and Lt. Governor are out of state. He is also responsible for all the decision making, along with his leadership team, in the Senate. As Pro Tem, he also coordinates and works with the Speaker of the House to assure that the peoples’ work get completed. He also works with the Governor and his administration as they advance the Legislature’s agenda. He provides general supervision over all Senate employees and acts as an advocate for both Republicans and Democrats in the body. He directs all financial and legal decisions within the Senate.

Senator Winder has served on the following Standing Committees in the Idaho Senate:

Agricultural Affairs Committee Idaho State Senate 2009-2010

Education Committee, Idaho State Senate 2009-2012; 2017-2020

State Affairs Committee, Idaho State Senate 2011-2021

Transportation Committee, Idaho State Senate 2009 – 2021

Senator Winder is a strong advocate for transportation and education issues in the State of Idaho on all levels. He has a steadfast commitment to the business community, the educational system, the state and local infrastructure, and the workforce in Idaho. He works tirelessly to make Idaho a wonderful place for all Idahoans to live, work and raise their families.

Before serving in the Idaho Legislature, Senator Winder was appointed by two governors as Chairman of the Idaho Transportation Board. He has also served on the Credit Rating Enhancement Committee, the Governor’s Housing Committee, and the Endowment Fund Investment Board. He is a proud graduate of the College of Idaho.

Senator Winder is a former naval aviator. In addition to his Senate responsibilities, he runs a Commercial Real Estate Brokerage in Boise, Idaho. He is married to the love of his life, Dianne, and they have two children, seven grandchildren and four greatgrandchildren.

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Chuck Winder

Senate President Pro Tempore

Idaho

Senator Chuck Winder, Republican, was first elected to the Idaho State Senate in November 2008, to represent District 14.  Due to redistricting, he now represents Legislative District 20.  He represents a small portion of west Boise and the east half of Meridian.

Senator Winder was elected Assistant Majority Leader of the Idaho Senate in 2011 and served there through 2017. For seven years in this position of leadership, he provided thoughtful support to the Republican Caucus in general and offered valuable collaboration and corroboration to the body and worked constantly and effectively with the Majority Leader and President Pro Tem. In 2018 he was elected Majority Leader of the Idaho Senate and served as the Majority Leader through November 2020. As Majority Leader, the second highest ranking office in the Senate, he set the legislative agenda and ran the legislative sessions on the floor each day.  He served as Majority Leader until he was elected President Pro Tempore of the Idaho Senate on December 3, 2020.

As the top ranking official in the Idaho Senate, Senator Winder is responsible for appointing the Chairmen of the ten Standing Committees in the Senate and refers bills and resolutions to the appropriate committees for consideration. He presides over the Senate floor when the Lt. Governor is unavailable; and fills in as acting Governor when the Governor and Lt. Governor are out of state. He is also responsible for all the decision making, along with his leadership team, in the Senate. As Pro Tem, he also coordinates and works with the Speaker of the House to assure that the peoples’ work get completed. He also works with the Governor and his administration as they advance the Legislature’s agenda. He provides general supervision over all Senate employees and acts as an advocate for both Republicans and Democrats in the body. He directs all financial and legal decisions within the Senate.

Senator Winder has served on the following Standing Committees in the Idaho Senate:

Agricultural Affairs Committee Idaho State Senate 2009-2010

Education Committee, Idaho State Senate 2009-2012; 2017-2020

State Affairs Committee, Idaho State Senate 2011-2021

Transportation Committee, Idaho State Senate 2009 – 2021

Senator Winder is a strong advocate for transportation and education issues in the State of Idaho on all levels. He has a steadfast commitment to the business community, the educational system, the state and local infrastructure, and the workforce in Idaho. He works tirelessly to make Idaho a wonderful place for all Idahoans to live, work and raise their families.

Before serving in the Idaho Legislature, Senator Winder was appointed by two governors as Chairman of the Idaho Transportation Board.  He has also served on the Credit Rating Enhancement Committee, the Governor’s Housing Committee, and the Endowment Fund Investment Board. He is a proud graduate of the College of Idaho.

Senator Winder is a former naval aviator. In addition to his Senate responsibilities, he runs a Commercial Real Estate Brokerage in Boise, Idaho. He is married to the love of his life, Dianne, and they have two children, seven grandchildren and four greatgrandchildren.

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Hastings-on-Hudson, NY 10706

 

Tel: 914-693-1818

Copyright © 2020 Senate Presidents' Forum. All rights reserved.

Chuck Winder

Senate President Pro Tempore

Idaho

Senator Chuck Winder, Republican, was first elected to the Idaho State Senate in November 2008, to represent District 14.  Due to redistricting, he now represents Legislative District 20. He represents a small portion of west Boise and the east half of Meridian.

Senator Winder was elected Assistant Majority Leader of the Idaho Senate in 2011 and served there through 2017. For seven years in this position of leadership, he provided thoughtful support to the Republican Caucus in general and offered valuable collaboration and corroboration to the body and worked constantly and effectively with the Majority Leader and President Pro Tem. In 2018 he was elected Majority Leader of the Idaho Senate and served as the Majority Leader through November 2020. As Majority Leader, the second highest ranking office in the Senate, he set the legislative agenda and ran the legislative sessions on the floor each day. He served as Majority Leader until he was elected President Pro Tempore of the Idaho Senate on December 3, 2020.

As the top ranking official in the Idaho Senate, Senator Winder is responsible for appointing the Chairmen of the ten Standing Committees in the Senate and refers bills and resolutions to the appropriate committees for consideration. He presides over the Senate floor when the Lt. Governor is unavailable; and fills in as acting Governor when the Governor and Lt. Governor are out of state. He is also responsible for all the decision making, along with his leadership team, in the Senate. As Pro Tem, he also coordinates and works with the Speaker of the House to assure that the peoples’ work get completed. He also works with the Governor and his administration as they advance the Legislature’s agenda. He provides general supervision over all Senate employees and acts as an advocate for both Republicans and Democrats in the body. He directs all financial and legal decisions within the Senate.

Senator Winder has served on the following Standing Committees in the Idaho Senate:

Agricultural Affairs Committee Idaho State Senate 2009-2010

Education Committee, Idaho State Senate 2009-2012; 2017-2020

State Affairs Committee, Idaho State Senate 2011-2021

Transportation Committee, Idaho State Senate 2009 – 2021

Senator Winder is a strong advocate for transportation and education issues in the State of Idaho on all levels. He has a steadfast commitment to the business community, the educational system, the state and local infrastructure, and the workforce in Idaho. He works tirelessly to make Idaho a wonderful place for all Idahoans to live, work and raise their families.

Before serving in the Idaho Legislature, Senator Winder was appointed by two governors as Chairman of the Idaho Transportation Board. He has also served on the Credit Rating Enhancement Committee, the Governor’s Housing Committee, and the Endowment Fund Investment Board. He is a proud graduate of the College of Idaho.

Senator Winder is a former naval aviator. In addition to his Senate responsibilities, he runs a Commercial Real Estate Brokerage in Boise, Idaho.  He is married to the love of his life, Dianne, and they have two children, seven grandchildren and four greatgrandchildren.

CONTACT US

Senate Presidents’ Forum

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Hastings-on-Hudson, NY 10706

Tel: 914-693-1818

Copyright © 2020 Senate Presidents' Forum. All rights reserved.