Janie Ward-Engelking

Janie Ward-Engelking is a native Idahoan. She grew up with four brothers on a small farm in Canyon County. After graduating from high school, she attended Whittier College, received her Bachelor of Science degree from Idaho State University, and her master’s degree from Boise State University. Her love of teaching and children led to a 33-year career as a classroom teacher.

Janie’s political career started as an Idaho State Representative and she is currently serving as a State Senator. In that capacity she serves on the Joint Finance Appropriation Committee, Commerce & Human Resource Committee, and Education Committee. Janie is also a strong leader for her caucus as the Caucus Chair.

As a strong advocate for children and education, Janie has served on the Governor’s Task Force for K-12 Education, Governor’s Task Force for Higher Education and the Public School Funding Formula Interim Committee. She and her husband, Kay Engelking, work hard in their community to ensure their children and grandchildren can enjoy the quality of life we have all come to expect in Idaho. Janie has received many awards in her time in the legislature. Some of those are: Idaho Mother of Achievement, Idaho Education Association Friend of Education Award, Boise Metro Chamber Lifetime Champion, and Friend of Northwest Agricultural CO-OPS Award.

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