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Caroline Nilsson Troy

Caroline Nilsson Troy

Caroline Nilsson Troy was elected to the Idaho House of Representatives for Latah and Benewah counties in 2014. Her committee assignments include the Joint Finance and Appropriations Committee, Agricultural Affairs and Judiciary and Rules. She also serves on the Millennium Fund and Joint Legislative Oversight committees. She developed the “Distance Testimony Project,” now being piloted, to allow Idahoans living over 100 miles from Boise to testify during House Committee hearings. Most recently, Caroline co-chaired the “Respectful Workplace Taskforce,” developing policies for the Idaho Legislature.


Caroline currently serves on the Idaho Suicide Prevention Council; Idaho Rural Partnership Board; Idaho Community Foundation Board; University of Idaho College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences Advisory Board; University of Idaho College of Agricultural and Life Sciences Advisory Board and University of Idaho Cooperative Extension Advisory Board.


Caroline attended schools in Lewiston, Idaho and Botswana, Africa before graduating from Orofino High School and the University of Idaho. Caroline lives on a small farm in Genesee, Idaho with her husband Dave. They have four daughters, who all live and work in Idaho, and one granddaughter.


While working at the University of Idaho, Caroline worked with the Senator and Mrs. McClure on a number of fundraising initiatives. Their commitment to serving Idaho and Idahoans with courage, compassion, curiosity and integrity remains an inspiration to her own work. She has faithfully kept a photo of Senator McClure on her desk since 1997, as a reminder of the standards to which all Idahoans should adhere. The work of the Center to further the McClure’s uniquely collaborative, thoughtful and creative approach to sound public policy will help change the landscape of politics in Idaho and beyond for the better.

McClure Center

Physical Address:
GAR Building

Mailing Address:
James A. & Louise McClure Center for Public Policy Research
GAR Building
714 W. State Street
Boise, ID 83702