Idaho Young Republican Executive Board Members & Appointees

Adam Strong

Adam Strong

Chairman

Adam Strong resides in Idaho City with his wife and their son. Adam is currently the Boise County Prosecuting Attorney. He has worked on numerous national, state and local campaigns. He was the past chair of the Madison County College Republicans and has been the Chair of the Idaho Young Republicans since August 2017.

Rob McQuade

Rob McQuade

Vice-Chairman

Rob McQuade is a 5th generation Idahoan and lives in Boise with his wife, daughter and son. He is active in the Ada County Republican Central Committee where he serves as a precinct committeeman. After graduating from the University of Idaho, Rob lived in Washington, D.C. where he worked for Senator Larry Craig and the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Veterans' Affairs. While in Washington, he attended George Mason University School of Law and the University of Baltimore School of Law, where he received his Juris Doctorate.

John Smith

John Smith

National Committeeman

John Smith is an Idaho native from Rupert, Idaho, where he currently lives with his wife Stephanie and three daughters. John is a prosecuting attorney for Minidoka County. John is a graduate of the University of Utah, and he thinks he has done a pretty good job indoctrinating his daughters on the superiority of being a Ute fan compared to other unnamed potential Utah-based Universities. Before becoming an attorney, John worked in the private financial sector for numerous brokerage houses as a broker, investment adviser, and trader. John spends most of his free time with his family, attempting to do more outdoor activities, and otherwise trying to live deep and suck out all the marrow of life.

Kathryn Hitch

Kathryn Hitch

National Committeewoman

Kathryn graduated from the University of Idaho in 2009 with a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and History. During college she interned on Capitol Hill, and after graduating was offered a staff position in the Washington, D.C. office of U.S. Senator Mike Crapo. Before returning to Idaho she spent several years on the legislative staff where her portfolio included: agriculture, energy, natural resources, nutrition and environment. Kathryn currently works as the Eastern Idaho Regional Director for Senator Crapo. Kathryn has served on the boards of the Bonneville County Republican Women, the Idaho Federation of Republican Women and enjoys volunteering on local campaigns. Kathryn is married to Jimmie, a firefighter for the City of Idaho Falls and they are proud parents of James, Emerson and Lola. Kathryn loves spending time with her family, traveling, hiking, camping and enjoying the outdoors.

Tyler Ricks

Tyler Ricks

Treasurer

Tyler Ricks is a 19-year-old political activist that was born and raised in Idaho. He has been involved with political campaigns in many forms since 2012. When not doing things for IDYR, he serves has Ada County Republican Precinct Committeeman 2008, Ada County Teenage Republicans – Chair, Teens for Raul Labrador for Idaho- Chair, and was formerly the Idaho Teens for Ted Cruz- Chair, and was Idaho for Rand Paul-Assistant Coordinator. When not doing political things he works on his growing political memorabilia collection, listen to music, and enjoying deep conversations on politics, religion, and life.

Lance Sayers

Lance Sayers

Secretary