Biography

Maryanne Jordan was appointed to the Senate in March of 2015 to fill the vacancy left by Elliot Werk. Her current committee assignments are Health & Welfare and Judiciary & Rules. She has served on the Boise City Council since 2003 and is in the process of completing her final term. Prior to council she served 5 years on the Boise City Planning & Zoning Commission.
Maryanne and her husband have been married for 32 years. For many years they ran a successful small business, Cop Shop Etc. in Boise. She has two stepchildren and five grandchildren.

EDUCATION

Idaho must invest...

Current education funding has only achieved 2009 levels. With inflation and an increase in the student population this means that we are falling behind. We need more resources to keep teachers and help our children succeed.

HEALTHCARE

Close the Gap

Currently 78,000 Idahoans are without health insurance. They fall into a gap that prevents them from qualifying for Medicaid or from receiving subsidies to buy insurance on the exchange. The state and counties are paying tens of millions a year in catastrophic costs for this population. Expansion of Medicaid has been recommended by the governor's task force and passed the Senate, only to die in the House. Idahoans deserve better.

CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS

Add the Words

All Idahoans deserve protection from discrimination. The Idaho Human Rights Act must be amended to include the words "sexual orientation and gender identity". It's good for people, good for business and good for Idaho.