Longtime lawmaker says he will not seek reelection

Posted at 3:43 PM, Mar 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-02 17:43:44-05

BOISE, Idaho — After two full decades serving the state of Idaho, Representative Gary Collins announced Monday he will not seek reelection in the fall. Collins is in his tenth term representing Canyon County in the Statehouse.

“I’m making this decision with a heavy heart. I’ve made a lot of great friends in my time as a civil servant, and I’ve also made a difference for my constituents,” said Collins. “I care deeply for my community in Nampa and this state where I was born, raised a family, and built a business. There are many ways in which I will continue to serve and give back to the community that has given me so much. But, it’s time for me step aside in my official capacity as a State Representative.”

Collins was born in Boise and graduated from Kuna High School. He has six children with his wife, Ann. He won his first election for District 13, House Seat B, in 2000. He works as an insurance broker.

Rep. Collins is the Chairman of the House Revenue and Taxation Committee. He also serves on the Business and Local Government Committees.