Ilana Rubel

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Ilana Rubel
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Idaho House of Representatives, District 18A
In office
January 8, 2014-Present
Term ends
November 30, 2016
Years in position 1
Base salary$16,438/year
Per diem$122/day outside Boise, $49/day otherwise
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
AppointedJanuary 8, 2014
Appointed byGov. Butch Otter
Term limitsN/A
Office website
Campaign website
Ilana Rubel is a Democratic member of the Idaho House of Representatives, representing District 18A. She was first appointed to the chamber on January 8, 2014, by Gov. Butch Otter.[1]

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Rubel served on the following committees:

Idaho Committee Assignments, 2015
Environment, Energy, and Technology
Resources and Conservation


Campaign themes


Rubel's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[2]


  • Excerpt: "Idaho is now 50th in the nation in family income and 50th in school funding. We need to change our strategy – now. I believe the first step is serious investment in our education system, starting with implementation of the reforms recommended by the Governor’s Task Force on Education."

Medicaid Expansion

  • Excerpt: "It is time for us to accept Medicaid expansion dollars so that Idahoans can get the coverage and the return on their tax dollars that they deserve. We cannot afford to keep throwing away hundreds of millions of dollars just to prove an ideological point."


  • Excerpt: "Ilana is focused on making Idaho a magnet for strong businesses and good jobs. To succeed, we must train a workforce with 21st century skills and continue to listen to the needs of Idaho businesses. Ilana regularly meets with businesspeople – large and small – to ensure she’s helping to facilitate their success."

Open Space/Conservation

  • Excerpt: "Idaho’s rivers, mountains, forests and wildlife make this a unique and extraordinary place in which to live, camp, hike, raft, fish, hunt and recreate. Ilana will always fight to protect our wilderness, clean air and water, and access to open spaces."

Civil Rights/Equality

  • Excerpt: "Ilana is a fervent advocate of Constitutional freedoms, and volunteer-teaches classes on the Constitution and Bill of Rights to Boise schoolkids. She co-sponsored the 'Add the Words' bill, and believes that all our citizens are entitled to equal protection from discrimination."



See also: Idaho House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Idaho House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election took place on May 20, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 14, 2014. Incumbent Ilana Rubel was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Ryan D. Jenks was unopposed in the Republican primary. Rubel defeated Jenks in the general election.[3][4][5][6]

Idaho House of Representatives, District 18A, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngIlana Rubel Incumbent 63.2% 9,956
     Republican Ryan D. Jenks 36.8% 5,799
Total Votes 15,755


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Political offices
Preceded by
Janie Ward-Engelking (D)
Idaho House of Representatives District 18A
January 2014-Present
Succeeded by