Russ Matthews

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Russ Matthews
Idaho House of Representatives District 33B
Former member
Term in office began
Term in office ended
Political party Republican
Profession Telecommunications Consultant
Russ Matthews was a Republican member of the Idaho House of Representatives, serving District 33B from 2004-2010. Matthews was last re-elected in November of 2008 with his term expiring in 2010.

Matthews is a telecommunications consultant for Qwest.

Committee assignments


Matthews was a member of the following committees:



See also: Idaho House of Representatives elections, 2010

Matthews ran for Idaho's 2nd Congressional District in 2010.


On November 4, 2008, Republican Russ Matthews won re-election to the Idaho House of Representatives District 33B receiving 54.6% of the vote (7,952 votes), ahead of Democrat John McGimpsey who received 45.4% of the vote (6,605 votes).[1]

Idaho House of Representatives, District 33B (2008)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Russ Matthews (R) 7,952 54.6%
John McGimpsey (D) 6,605 45.4%

Campaign donors


In 2008, Matthews raised $30,624.

Listed below are those who contributed the most to his campaign.[2]

Donor Amount
Bonneville County Republican Central Committee $3,704
Idaho Republican Party $2,000
Idaho Farm Bureau $2,000
Mountain View Hospital $1,000
Roberts for Representative $1,000
Coeur D Alene Tribe $1,000
House Republican Caucus of Idaho $1,000
Bart Davis for Idaho Senate $1,000

District 33-B

Matthews represented Idaho House District 33. District 33 includes all of Jefferson County[3].


Russ is married to Virginia Matthews and reside in Idaho Falls, Idaho.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Idaho House District 33B
Succeeded by
Linden B. Bateman