It is a privilege to serve in the Idaho Senate. I am honored to have the opportunity to give back to our communities in Blaine, Camas, Gooding, and Lincoln counties.
I serve on three standing committees: State Affairs, Resources & Environment and Local Government and Taxation, as well as many interim committees, including the Legislative Council on River Governance and Pacific NorthWest Economic Region . Through these committees and as the Senate Minority Leader, I have the opportunity to push for the right to clean air and water, protect an individual’s personal life choices like directives and living wills from governmental intrusion, and facilitate partnerships that provide the best services to you. I look forward to continuing to foster the working relationships I have cultivated with other committee members.
Respect for the People and Land of Our District
An Idaho resident for nearly 30 years, Michelle spent her childhood in a dairy farming community in Wisconsin. Michelle’s rural roots brought her to central Idaho where she met and married the late Clint Stennett, who was raised in southern Idaho.
Michelle’s professional background has drawn on all aspects of her degrees in International Studies and Latin Languages with a minor in Business. Through her work in advertising sales for the family’s television company operating two channels in south central Idaho, Michelle experienced firsthand the marketing and budgeting challenges faced by business-owners in our rural district. She worked 5 years in flight operations with Horizon Air and the fixed-base operator, Sun Valley Aviation, servicing private aircraft. Michelle has also worked both at home in Idaho and abroad for aid and philanthropic organizations implementing community-based solutions on issues such as clean water, grazing, and sanitation.
Living in the Wood River Valley, Michelle enjoys being surrounded by beautiful places to fish, hunt, bike, horseback ride, ski and camp. She will work hard to protect what we all value most about Idaho—the unparalleled quality of life, including access to our public lands.