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Which Idaho Legislators are Retiring or Going for a Different Chamber in 2022? Updated: (12/26/21)

By • December 26, 2021

Idaho will have new legislative district maps in 2022, and several Idaho legislators are already announcing their retirements after next year’s legislative session.

Other legislators have announced that they will seek to change chambers during the May primary. Typically, this means a legislator is trying to move from the House to the Senate.

Finally, a few legislators are running for higher office and are also included in the list of those not running for re-election.

If you see elected officials who are not on this list, please send an email to, with a link to their announcement, so we can update it accordingly.

Here are the legislators who have announced their retirements or are not running for re-election so far:

Sen. Patti Anne Lodge (R-Caldwell) – Retiring

Sen. Lee Heider (R-Twin Falls) – Retiring

Sen. Grant Burgoyne (D-Boise) – Retiring

Sen. Mary Souza (R-Coeur d’Alene) – Running for Secretary of State

Rep. Muffy Davis (D-Ketchum) – Running for County Commissioner

House Speaker Scott Bedke (R-Oakley) – Running for Lt. Governor

Rep. Priscilla Giddings (R-White Bird) – Running for Lt. Governor

Rep. Dorothy Moon (R-Stanley) – Running for Secretary of State

Here are the State House legislators who are going to run for State Senate instead:

Rep. Greg Chaney (R-Caldwell)

Rep. Tammy Nichols (R-Middleton)

Rep. Ben Adams (R-Nampa)

Rep. Linda Wright Hartgen (R-Twin Falls)

Rep. Codi Galloway (R-Boise)


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9 thoughts on “Which Idaho Legislators are Retiring or Going for a Different Chamber in 2022? Updated: (12/26/21)

    1. I am not a fan of Mr. Chaney due to his leading the effort to punish Rep. Giddings. However, I was not aware of criminal charges against him, either. I checked Wikipedia and it says “In 2009, Chaney was convicted of Disturbing the Peace, which was reduced from an original criminal charge of domestic battery. Chaney was also charged with malicious injury to property.[4]”

      Can you expand on this topic?

      1. What about the crimes AGAINST THE PEOPLE OF IDAHO with his terrible voting record. Chaney is a RHINO and will do nothing for the people of Idaho. You might just as well elect a liberal democrat to the position.

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