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Walt Minnick’s Political Associations

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Walt Minnick is a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives, representing the 1st congressional district of Idaho. He was born September 20, 1942. The district is located in the western part of the state and includes roughly one-fourth of Boise and most of that city’s suburbs, as well as the cities of Meridian and Nampa. It also includes the cities of Lewiston, Moscow and Coeur d’Alene.

Minnick was born in Walla Walla, Washington and grew up on a wheat farm. He received his bachelor’s degree from Whitman College, then went on to Harvard Business School.

He is a businessman and politician who resides in Boise, Idaho. Minnick is also a U.S. veteran who served in Vietnam. He is also the co-founder and CEO of SummerWinds Garden Centers, Inc., the 10th largest independent garden center company in the United States.

Minnick also served as CEO of TJ International, a $700 million public company in the forestry industry headquartered in Idaho (acquired by Weyerhaeuser in 2000) and has served on the board of directors of several corporations and non-profit organizations.

Read the entire Walt Minnick political history here(click the link)


Written by Bill Hurst/ LaFonda Merrick

September 5, 2010 at 10:58 pm

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