Democratic members of the Idaho Legislature selected their party leaders on Tuesday with some changes before the 2023 Legislative Session.
Sen. Melissa Wintrow, D-Boise, replaces Sen. Michelle Stennett, D-Ketchum, as Senate Minority Leader after Stennett did not seek reelection.
Rep. James Ruchti, D-Pocatello, who was elected to the Senate in November, was elected Assistant Minority Leader.
Sen. Janie Ward-Engelking, D-Boise, was elected Minority Caucus Chair, a position she has held since 2020.
In the House, Rep. Ilana Rubel, D-Boise, holds her position as House Minority Leader, as does Rep. Lauren Necochea, D-Boise, the Assistant Minority Leader.
Rep. Ned Burns, D-Bellevue, was elected as Minority Caucus Chair for the first time, replacing Rep. Sally Toone, D-Gooding, who did not run for reelection.
Republican members of the Legislature will select their party leaders Wednesday evening in a private caucus, including a new Speaker of the House.
All lawmakers will be sworn in Thursday at the capitol.