Jeff Thompson and his wife


Jeff has been honored to serve as a Republican Idaho State Representative since 2008.

Jeff is currently the 2016 chair of The Council of State Governments West.

During this time, Jeff has shown strong leadership on numerous standing legislative committees including:

  • Business (as Vice-Chairman)
  • Education
  • Appropriations (Joint with Senate – known as JFAC)
  • Health & Welfare
  • Environment, Energy, & Technology


Prior to holding elected office, Jeff worked for a Fortune 500 corporation as a Regional Manager responsible for Wyoming, Idaho, Oregon, Washington and Alaska. His position included working with several local school districts, businesses, and universities. Jeff has also worked as a consultant for Idaho National Laboratory (INL).



An outspoken supporter of education, Jeff has attained his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Finance from Liberty University and two Master’s Degrees in Human Resource Training and Development (HRTD) and Business Administration (MBA) from Liberty University.


Jeff has been married to his wife Chanin, a school counselor in Idaho Falls, Idaho for nearly 17 years. Both he and his wife are avid readers and enjoy spending time exploring the great State of Idaho.