D34 Newsletter Week 1

Dear Friends,

I am humbled and honored to serve as your Idaho State Senator for District 34. The 2021 Legislative Session has begun and right out of the gate we have introduced legislation to revise the balance of power delegated to the executive branch during emergencies. Much effort has been poured into this work, and the Senate and House Majority Leaderships have been leading the way. More about this will be forthcoming in future newsletters, but you should see an end to the Governor’s Emergency Declaration soon.

This week I received the 2020 AG ALL-STAR Award from the Food Producers of Idaho for supporting legislation important to agriculture. Idaho farmers and ranchers are the backbone of our state’s economy. This is the second year in a row receiving the award.

During the past two years, while serving one term in the House of Representatives, I worked hard to bring legislation which would be beneficial to East Idahoans and I will continue this work ethic in the Senate. In fact, only one other legislator was able to pass more bills than I did last year (I had seven). I will keep you informed about my legislation and matters important to our district.

For more details, you can log onto legislature.idaho.gov where you will find bills, committee recordings, and live stream videos of our House and Senate floor sessions. I look forward to your involvement.


Doug Ricks

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