Raúl Rafael Labrador (born December 8, 1967) is an American politician who has been the U.S. Representative for Idaho’s 1st congressional district since 2011. He is a member of the Republican Party. His district is in western Idaho and includes parts of Boise as well as the cities of Meridian, Coeur d’Alene, Moscow, Sandpoint, Lewiston, Bonners Ferry, McCall, Caldwell, Nampa, Emmett, Parma, Weiser, and Eagle.
Labrador previously represented District 14B in the Idaho House of Representatives.
Labrador was born in Carolina, Puerto Rico, on December 8, 1967. He received a B.A. in Spanish with an emphasis in Latin American literature from Brigham Young University in 1992. Labrador later received a J.D. from the University of Washington School of Law. He practiced law and immigration law in private practice from 1995 until his election to the Idaho House of Representatives in 2006.
Born Raúl Rafael Labrador
December 8, 1967 (age 46)
Carolina, Puerto Rico, U.S.
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Rebecca Johnson (1991present)
Children 4 sons
Alma mater Brigham Young University
University of Washington, Seattle
Religion The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon)
>> “The Mexican American loves education, so he goes to night school, and takes Spanish and gets a B.” << (thanks Cheech!)
He is a Mormon which is fine, but Flake and Hatch, who are Mormons, are big amnesty lovers. Me thinks maybe LDS is pushing to get more of their brethren into the US. Hope I am wrong. He would be a big improvement over that RINO McCarthy.
Not that McCarthy is any better, but this is a professional "Hispanic" and lawyer to boot.
Also a cultist and therefore inherently untrustworthy.
“He received a B.A. in Spanish with an emphasis in Latin American literature ...”
Latin American literature must lose something in the translation. If 100 Years of Solitude is a watershed moment, the watershed is more like a water closet.
He’s better than McCarthy, and probably enough to the right to scare off any other challengers. How convenient for the Empire. A little too convenient. I heard him on Levin. He sounds like the typical GOPer who wants to be on the fiscally responsible right wing of the Progressive movement.