I am honored by the endorsements that I have received from constituents, elected officials, and agencies in their support of my re-election to the Idaho House of Representatives. I take great pride in serving our community which includes constituent outreach and assistance, researching issues that come before me, and representing the best interests of our district in Committees and House Floor sessions. Thank you for the opportunity to serve District 19.
Cecil Andrus, former Governor of Idaho
“Representative Melissa Wintrow is a strong, progressive leader who is passionate about making positive change in our state. She is a bright and vibrant voice in our legislature and works very hard to ensure that District 19 constituents are fully represented.“
Dave Bieter, Boise City Mayor
“Representative Melissa Wintrow is a passionate leader, who consistently demonstrates her love of and dedication to our community in and out of the Statehouse. She values collaboration and supports policies that empower communities to make decisions locally whenever feasible. She is highly present in our community and works very hard to support the city of Boise, bringing our voices forward when state policy is being developed or considered. It has been a pleasure to work with Representative Wintrow; she truly cares about making a positive impact in our community.”
Wendy Jaquet, Idaho State Representative (1994-2012) and Minority Leader (1998-2012)
“Rep. Wintrow is hardworking. She is respected by her peers on both sides of the aisle because she is listening for a path forward that can be agreed upon. She is engaged on the issues of importance to her district and to progressives across the state.”
Anne Pasley-Stuart, Idaho State Representative District 19 (2002-2010)
“Rep. Wintrow has been a legislative leader focusing on social justice , fairness, and accessibility to all. She is respected by all for her integrity and fairness.”
Pete Freckleton and Anne-Marie Bebber, District 19 Constituents
“Being the parent and primary caretakers of my disabled adult son, my wife and I are under extraordinary stresses. As a true representative of the people, Representative Wintrow has exhibited remarkable compassion and interest in our personal struggles. On more than one occasion she has championed our cause, spending uncountable hours gaining a better understanding of our needs and working with the Department of Health and Welfare on our behalf. Our lives have been blessed and enriched by her service…Time and again, I have seen her put the interests of her constituency above her own needs, demonstrating remarkable character and temperament in the process.”
Planned Parenthood Votes Northwest and Hawaii
“Melissa Wintrow is a passionate advocate for the women, men, and families of Idaho and the reproductive health care they need. She is always thinking about how to help, whether inside the legislature or by speaking up wherever she goes for those who can’t speak for themselves. Her energy and commitment are unflagging and she’s a joy to work with. We’re very lucky to have her representing us in the Idaho legislature!”
-Hannah Brass-Greer, Idaho Legislative Director and Public Affairs Manager, Planned Parenthood Votes Northwest and Hawaii
Conversation Voters for Idaho
“As a member of the Idaho House Representatives, Melissa Wintrow works tirelessly to make Boise and Idaho a better place to live, work and raise a family. Rep. Wintrow is dedicated to protecting Idaho’s special places and ensuring clean air and water for Idaho families.”
Courtney Washburn, Conservation Voters for Idaho Executive Director.
Kathy Scott, Idaho Citizen
“Melissa has proven herself to be a legislator who can work effectively on both sides of the aisle. She listens to those with opposing viewpoints and always responds in a manner, which keeps the conversation moving forward.
In the 2016 legislature Melissa co-sponsored a bill with Rep Elaine Smith which would have made language in Idaho bills gender neutral. Sitting in the committee room and listening to members of the committee make some of the most lame and patronizing comments about this proposal, I watched and listened with awe as Melissa responded to each comment in a civil and respectful manner.
Melissa was far more successful with legislation regarding the backlog of rape kits. She worked with law enforcement to construct legislation that would work for the many stakeholders affected by this issue. Most importantly, she helped craft a law that will lead to serial rapists being identified.
That Melissa Wintrow works on these kinds of issues is no surprise or accident. From founding the Women’s Center at Boise State to teaching gender studies, Melissa has always worked to make lives better for young girls and women. When you improve the lives of young girls and women, you improve the lives of everyone. We need her voice in the legislature.”
Sue Reents, Idaho State Senator District 19 (1992-1996)
National Association of Social Workers, Idaho Chapter
Idaho Education Association Political Action Committee for Education
The Associated General Contractors of America
Building Contractors Association of Southwestern Idaho