F. Michael Burkett
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F. Michael Burkett

Democrat

American politician

Boise, Idaho
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F. Michael Burkett

American politician
Summary
Experience
72
Years of Age
IDResidence (state)

F. Michael Burkett Jr. (born June 7, 1948) is an attorney and Democratic politician from Idaho. Burkett is a graduate of the United States Air Force Academy and served in the United States Air Force. He earned his law degree from the University of Idaho in 1979. Burkett is currently a partner with Huntley Park, LLP in Boise. Burkett first won election to the Idaho Legislature in 1988 by defeating Republican Senate President Pro Tempore Jim Risch in one of the state's most significant political upsets that year. He served in the Idaho State Senate from 1989 to 1992. In 1994 Burkett was an unsuccessful candidate for Attorney General of Idaho, losing to Republican nominee Alan G. Lance. In 2002 Burkett was reelected to the Idaho State Senate from District 19, which includes the North End neighborhood of Boise. The district is one of only a few in the state which routinely votes for Democrats over Republicans.

Experience

Education

  (1 - 2 of 2)  
University of Idaho
LLD
1979
United States Air Force Academy
BS
1970

Past Positions

  (1 - 2 of 3)  
Assistant Minority Leader
Idaho State Senate
2008
Captain
United States Air Force.
Partner
Huntley Park, Limited Liability Partnership

Other Experience

  (1 - 2 of 9)  
Coach
Amateur Athletic Union Basketball Coach
Coach
Young Men's Christian Association Y-Ball
Member
North Junior High Parents
Member
National Emergency Number Association
Member
Hyde Park Street Fair
Member
Hulls Gulch Nature Preserve Trust
Member
Boise High Character Education
Member
Idaho Legal Aid
Member
Boise Chamber Education