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Idaho governor makes pick for vacant state Senate seat

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Posted at 3:37 PM, Nov 24, 2021
and last updated 2021-11-24 20:29:50-05

BOISE, Idaho — Carrie Semmelroth has been appointed to the Idaho Senate.

Republican Gov. Brad Little selected Semmelroth on Wednesday to serve out the term of former Democratic Sen. Ali Rabe, who moved to a different legislative district.

"I am honored to represent the many voices and people of District 17. I thank Ali Rabe for her service and dedication to all Idahoans, not just her constituents. The 2022 Legislative Session offers important opportunities to address the many issues impacting our district and state the most. I am eager to collaborate with lawmakers throughout Idaho to draft and pass policy geared toward creating a better tomorrow for our future generations,” Semmelroth said in a statement released by the Idaho House and Senate Democrats.

Semmelroth, a Democrat from Boise, was among three people submitted to Little by the Idaho Democratic Party to replace Rabe. Semmelroth works at Boise State University's College of Education.