Jim Risch is a Senator from Idaho. Born in Milwaukee, WI, in 1943, he earned his B.S. in Forestry from the University of Idaho in 1965 and his J.D. from the University of Idaho College of Law in 1968. Ada County, Idaho, prosecuting attorney, 1970-1974; Idaho State senator, 1974-1989 and 1995-2003, serving as majority leader (1976-1982), and as president pro tempore (1982-1989); lieutenant governor of Idaho, 2003-2006 and 2007-2009; governor of Idaho, 2006; elected as a Republican to the United States Senate in 2008; reelected in 2014 for the term ending January 3, 2021.