Raúl Rafael Labrador (born December 8, 1967) is the U.S. Representative for Idaho's 1st congressional district. He is a member of the Republican Party. He previously represented District 14B in the Idaho House of Representatives.
Early life, education, and law career
Labrador was born in Carolina, Puerto Rico, raised by a single mother. He has a bachelor's degree from Brigham Young University. Labrador earned his law degree at the University of Washington School of Law.
He is a small businessman and is the owner and managing partner of a law firm.
Labrador was elected to represent the 14th district in the Idaho House of Representatives in 2006. The district is located in western Idaho and including parts of Boise as well as the cities of Meridian, Coeur d'Alene, Moscow, Sandpoint, Lewiston, Bonners Ferry, McCall, Caldwell, Nampa, Emmett, Parma, Weiser, and Eagle.
U.S. House of Representatives
On May 25, 2010 Labrador won an upset victory in the Republican primary, defeating military veteran Vaughn Ward, the preferred candidate of the Washington D.C. GOP establishment.
Labrador defeated Democratic incumbent Walt Minnick in the general election. Libertarian Mike Washburn and Independent Dave Olson also ran.
Labrador lives in Eagle, Idaho with his wife Rebecca and their five children. He is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
October 24th, 2011