Representative Ilana Rubel

Getting Good Things Done for Idaho District 18

Representative Ilana Rubel has served Boise’s District 18 in the Idaho Legislature since 2014, and has knocked on over 15,000 doors to learn what her constituents need. She has successfully sponsored and passed a broad array of important legislation supporting the people of Idaho, including better pay and benefits for teachers, funding for optional full-day kindergarten and insurance coverage for hearing aids for children who are deaf or hard of hearing. She has served as the House Democratic Leader since 2019, is a graduate of Georgetown University and Harvard Law School, has represented technology companies for more than 20 years, and is the proud mother of four children who have attended Boise public schools. She also co-founded the non-profit Idaho Business for the Outdoors and was a founding member of BSU’s Honors College’s Advisory Board.

Raised by a working single mom, Ilana Rubel graduated from law school thanks to terrific teachers, schools and helping hands along the way. She is adamant that everyone should have the same opportunities she did to work their way up the ladder in life. She and her husband John moved to Boise 21 years ago when he was recruited by Micron. They have four children aged 13 to 22, and Ilana enjoys volunteer-teaching “Civics and the Constitution” at various Boise schools. Her family loves to bike, hike, fish, ski, camp, and raft in the Idaho outdoors.

2023 District 18 Town Halls

Please join myself, Rep. Green, and Sen. Ward-Engelking for our 2023 District 18 town halls! Our town halls are a great opportunity to learn what’s happening locally and ask any questions you have.

After the town halls we will have a tour of the Capitol on April 15, 2023 at 10:30am for anyone that is interested.

January Town Hall

February Town Hall

March Town Hall

  • Date: March 14, 2023
  • Time: 6:30 – 8:00 PM
  • Place: Timberline High School

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Blog / Recent News

January 24, 2022 – Legislative Session Update

Taxes The very first thing the House did was pass HB436, a $600 million income / corporate tax cut, in which most Idahoans will get ~$75 while those in the top 1% will get $13,000. Here's a chart showing the distribution. I've heard from so many of you distressed...

The Democratic Debrief – May 6, 2021

Rep. Ilana Rubel provides an overview of the latest news from the Statehouse, legislation in the works from the minority party, and helpful information for constituents.