As we finish this 2016 election after my first term in the Idaho Senate, I am honored to have such strong support from  the people listed on this campaign mailer, and also from all of my supporters in District 4. Thank you!


Click here for added Information for Coeur d'Alene Press Questionnaire, published April 15, 2016.

Thank you for your support!
It is an honor to be your State Senator from District 4, Coeur d’Alene. 

I am excited to represent you down in Boise, and look forward to carrying your concerns and ideas to our legislature. Idaho is in session for three months each year: January, February and March.

As many of you know, I think communication is very important, especially when our government is making decisions that will impact us long term.  So, to that end, I will be communicating with you as much as possible, as you will see below.

A second big issue, for me, is the process of government.  I’m a big believer in “the end does not justify the means”.  Process matters!  A good end result is not ok if the way it was obtained is corrupt. The methods by which our laws are made, therefore, are essential for all of us to understand.

You can’t easily witness the process of our state government because of the 400 miles between Coeur d’Alene and the Capitol, so I’m starting a Senate Journal on this web site, which will give me a place to frequently share short thoughts, experiences and content during the legislative session. 

Please check out my Senate Journal during Jan., Feb. and March, and you can sign up on this web site for my free newsletter, which I’ll be writing the rest of the year.  In addition to this web site, the newsletter and the new Journal, you can find me on Facebook at Mary Souza for Idaho, and on Twitter at @MarySouzaIdaho. Please email your thoughts or questions to  

Working to keep you in the loop!