I am finishing my fourth term in the Idaho House of Representatives serving Legislative District 10—which includes most of Caldwell. I’ve been a member of the Revenue and Taxation Committee and have been Chairman of the Judiciary, Rules, and Administration Committee for the past three years.
I’ve worked and successfully passed a wide range of legislation ranging from tax reform, increasing campaign finance transparency, and criminal justice reform.
I grew up in rural Canyon County, Idaho, where my family raised beef steers, replacement dairy heifers, and sheep. My father worked for a local dairyman as a farm manager. In high school, when I wasn’t working at home or engaged in a 4-H or FFA project, I worked for area ranchers and dairymen building fence, irrigating, or milking cows.
I graduated from Kuna High School and have a B.A. in Communications and Political Science from Boise State University. I got my law degree at Concordia University School of Law in Boise. After admission to the Idaho State Bar I opened Chaney Law Office, PLLC in Caldwell, Idaho where my emphasis is on civil litigation.
My wife Sarah and I have 6 children between us ranging in age from 10 to 19. Sarah, a former 911 dispatcher, works as the business manager at our law firm and shares my passion for the law and justice.