About Lee Heider

Senator Lee Heider was born and raised in Twin Falls, Idaho. He graduated from Twin Falls High School. Lee went on to Brigham Young University, where he received a Bachelor Degree in Youth Leadership, with a minor in Aerospace Studies. He was commissioned as an Officer in the Airforce and went directly to pilot training. He served as an Airforce pilot for six years during the Vietnam era. He also received a Master's Degree in Public Administration from Ball State University.

Upon returning to Twin Falls, Lee and Jan raised six children, and they now have twenty grandchildren. He became a real estate broker and bought Heider's Floor Service (previously established in 1936 by his father, Darrell Heider). His interests are hunting, snowmobiling, horseback riding, four wheeling, and enjoying the great outdoors. He has been involved in the Mayor's Youth Council and Boy Scouts of America, building the Murtaugh Lake Scout Camp. He was an Eagle Scout and received the Silver Beaver Award, one of the highest honors in Scouting. Lee served on the City Council for three years and was Vice Mayor at the time of his departure for the Senate. Lee also served on the Board of Directors for the Association of Idaho Cities.