My greatest accomplishment is our 50 year marriage and our three adult children who are responsible citizens.  We love our five grandchildren.

Patti Anne Lodge

​2011-2014 Champion of School Choice Award
2013  Honorary State FFA  Degree
2010 Idaho Republican Legislator of the Year
2008 Idaho State Marriage Ambassadors:  Edward and Patti Anne Lodge
2008  Health Hero Community Health Centers
2006 Drug and Mental Health Court Leadership Award
2006 Friend of Cooperatives
2002, 2004, 2006 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014 Friend of Agriculture Award
2001 through 2012 Agriculture All Star Award
NFRW Betty Rendel Achievement Award
Canyon County Centennial Woman Award
Honored as an Outstanding Idaho Republican Woman
Woman of Distinction award for working with women on welfare
Idaho Republican Hall of Fame as Outstanding County Chairman
Canyon County Outstanding Republican
Outstanding Teacher of America
Outstanding Young Woman of America​
Former Miss Rodeo Idaho   
​Former Miss Rodeo Caldwell


Idaho State Senator 2000-Present
Chairman: Senate Judiciary Rules Committee 2012-Present
State Capitol Services Committee 2012-Present
Legislative Council 2003- 2011
Chairman: Senate Health and Welfare Committee 2007-2012
​Senate Judiciary and Rules Committee 2000-Present
Senate Commerce and Human Resources Committee 2000-2002, 2008-2011
Joint Finance Appropriations Committee 2003-2007
Co-Chairman Joint Millennium Fund Committee 2002- Present, Co-Chairman 2004-Present
Energy Environment and Technology Interim Committee 2004-Present
State Drug Court Executive Committee 2001- Present                                                            
​Juvenile Justice Custody Review Board 2002-2013
Boys and Girls Club Board 2009
Meth Project Board 2008-Present
Information Technology Resource Management Council 2009-
Co-Chair Capitol Relocation Committee
Co-Chair Joint Advisory Committee on Technology 2004-Present
Idaho State Board of Health and Welfare 2007
Health Care Task Force 2006-Present
Mental Health Advisory Committee 2006- 
Interagency Committee on Substance Abuse Prevention  2006
Nampa Chamber of Commerce Member
National Rifle Association Member
Vice Chairman Judiciary and Rules Committee 2003-2004
Vice Chairman Senate Health and Welfare Committee as Freshman 2000-2002
Western Interstate Commission on Higher Education Legislative Advisory Committee (WICHE) 2002-2007
Boise State Canyon County Advisory Board 2002-
Drug Endangered Children Executive Committee 2003
Strategic Directions for Catholic Schools Committee 2002
Domestic Violence Task Force 2002
Chairman, Moving Vietnam Wall Veterans' Appreciation Ball October 5, 2002
Western Legislative Academy Graduate, October, 2001
YMCA Youth Government Committee 2001
Idaho State Republican Finance Co Chairman 2001-2002
Millennium Income Task Force Committee 2001
E-Commerce Interim Committee 2001 
Served Latino Voter Registration 2000  
Chairman: 1st IFRW ADay at the Legislature 2000 (A statewide event)
Chairman:  Idaho GOP Gala 2000 (A statewide event)
Public Relations Board, National Federation of Republican Women 2000
​Idaho State Catholic Foundation 1992-2005  1st Woman member
Consultant: St. Paul's School Media Center 1999-present                            
Our Lady of the Valley media center project, 2000-2003
Caldwell Public Schools Media Coordinator, 1968-1999,  31 years (developed 6 new school media programs,
​media center automation, Computerized Reading level testing & Accelerated Reader programs)
Notus School District teacher, 4 years, 1964-1968,  
Chairman: National Federation of Republican Women Resolutions  (1997-99) 
Precinct Chairman,  1980-2002, 2012
Two time delegate to the Republican National Convention 1988 and 1996
National Republican Platform Committee, 1996
National Republican Credentials Committee, 1988
Governor Phil Batt Inauguration Committee, 1994
Idaho Presidential Trust Committee
President, Idaho Federation of Republican Women 1991-1996
Chairman: 1st  A Tribute to Women@  (A continuing statewide event)
Chairman:  1st AIFRW Leadership Conference@  (A statewide event)
Served numerous years on Miss Rodeo Caldwell Committee
Promoted Miss Rodeo Caldwell Scholarship Program 
Served 12 years 1st woman member Caldwell Night Rodeo Board of Directors
Past Chairman of West Valley Medical Center Board of Directors
Past Albertson College of Idaho Hall of Fame Committee,
Tertling Library Board    
​Albertson College Scholarship Dinner and Auction Benefit
Served on Leadership Caldwell Board
Chairman: Several IFRW State Conventions
Served 10 years Idaho High School Rodeo and District #3 Rodeo Committee
Served Caldwell Schools PTOs
Boy Scout Merit Badge coordinator
Catechism teacher 
Past Chairman:  Canyon County Republicans 
Past President:  Canyon County Republican Women 
​Past Canyon County Republican State Committee Woman
Organized Caldwell Summer Girls Baseball League, 1964
High School Volunteer at Caldwell Labor Camp ( Now Farmway Village)
Lifetime Campaign Worker Numerous local committee positions