District 22 Republican Voter Guide

 Lori Den Hartog

LD22-S – Incumbent – Senator

Senator Lori Den Hartog has served in the Idaho Legislature since 2014 representing the people of District 22 (Kuna & Meridian). She grew up on dairy farm in rural Ada County, and she lives near that same dairy with her husband, Scott and their three children (ages 15, 12, and 8). Lori’s past work experience in land use and transportation planning, her love for Idaho agriculture, and her passion for education have enabled her to be an effective voice for the people. She serves on the Senate Education Committee, the Senate Transportation Committee, and is the Vice Chair of the Senate Agricultural Affairs Committee.

John Vander Woude

LD22-A – Incumbent

Rep. John Vander Woude has been a small business owner and a farmer in Nampa for more than 40 years. Rep. Vander Woude is serving his 5th term in the State Legislature. He serves on the Health & Welfare Committee, Resources & Conservation Committee, and as Chair of the Environment, Energy, & Technology Committee.

A U.S. Army Veteran, Rep. Vander Woude is an active community and church member, including 16 years of service on the Nampa Christian School Board. Rep. Vander Woude has been married to his wife, Judy, for 47 years and they have three grown children and 12 grandchildren.

Additional Community Involvement

• Former Dairyman

• Served on the Canyon County Fair Bond Committee

• Milk Producers of Idaho for 5 years

• United Dairyman of Idaho

• Idaho Dairy Products Commission

• Dairy Heard Improvement Association Board Member

• Kuna Boys and Girls Club Board Member

• NRA Member

Jason Monks

LD22-B – Incumbent

Jason Monks has been married to his high school sweetheart Shelley for almost 30 years. Jason and Shelley are blessed to have eight children, four of which are adopted, and 7 grandchildren. The Monks’ oldest, Kegan is married with two children and just completed law school. Kelby is also married with one child and is finishing his third year of law school. Morgan is a senior at Utah State University. Their son Kaden just got married and is a freshman at Boise State. The younger kids are Makenna (13), Kooper (12), Malia (10) and Maggie (10). One of the reasons Jason ran for office is because he wants his children and grandchildren to be able to enjoy Idaho’s greatness for years to come.

Jason paid his way through high school and supported his family while attending college, working for a construction company doing exterior stucco. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Sciences with a dual emphasis; Environmental Health and Industrial Hygiene (chemical safety) from Brigham Young University.

Jason currently owns two small businesses and employs around 20 people. Prior to starting these businesses, Monks worked for ZiLOG as their Environmental Health and Safety Manager until they sent their manufacturing business out of the country. Jason has also worked for a hazardous waste remediation company and another semiconductor fabricator who ended up moving their operations. Jason Monks’ experiences working for small and large companies, along with owning and operating his own businesses have served him well and prepared him to serve in the Idaho Legislature.

When Jason Monks isn’t serving in the legislature or working at one of his two businesses, he can often be found coaching one of his kids’ ball teams or serving in his church.