Shawn Keough - Experience that counts!

  • Serves as Chairman of the Joint Finance and Appropriations Committee
  • Serves as a senior member on the Senate Transportation Committee
  • Appointed by Senate Leadership to the Economic Outlook and Revenue Assessment Committee
  • Appointed by Gov. Butch Otter to the Transportation Task Force
  • Appointed by Public School Supt. Tom Luna to serve on the Advisory Committee of the Idaho Education Network which is a project bringing broadband internet to Idaho's public schools and communities.
  • Served as Co-chairman of the Joint Legislative Oversight Committee
  • Served as Co-chair of the Legislative Interim Committee on Property Taxes
  • Appointed by Governor Kempthorne to serve on:
    • Governor's Rural Economic Development Task Force
    • Served on Governor's Coordinating Council for Families and Children
  • Served on Western Legislative Forestry Task Force
  • Appointed to Resource Advisory Committee for Idaho Panhandle National Forests
  • Recognized for work on Veterans, Mental Health, Disabilities, Public Transportation and Agriculture Issues
  • Strong Track Record of Effective Leadership

How You Can Help My Campaign

I am working hard for the people of District 1, and would like to continue to do all I can for my constituents. But, I need your help, and your vote. Please take a look at my track record to see the issues I have worked on. 
I hope I can count on your support in 2016!

Shawn Keough is the Idaho State Senator for Legislative District One which includes Bonner and Boundary Counties in northern Idaho.

First elected in 1996, Senator Keough is serving her tenth term. Senator Keough serves on the Joint Finance and Appropriations Committee and is Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee.  Senator Keough also serves on the Senate Transportation Committee.   For eight years Senator Keough served as Co-Chair of the Joint Legislative Oversight Committee which oversees the Legislature's Office of Performance Evaluations. During the summer of 2005, Senator Keough was appointed to serve as Co-Chair of the Legislative Interim Committee on Property Taxes. In January of 2013 Senator Keough was appointed by Senate Leadership to the position of Co-Chair for the Economic Outlook and Revenue Assessment Committee.

Senator Keough's legislative priorities have been and continue to be education, transportation and issues that help rural Idaho.  

As with most of Idaho's "citizen legislators," Shawn works the remainder of the year in the private sector.  Currently, Shawn is the executive director for the Associated Logging Contractors, an organization of independent logging contractors with whom she has worked since 2000.  Shawn's work experience over the last 25 years is in the fields of business management and public relations.