Idaho Democrats elected Sen. Melissa Wintrow of Boise, as their new Idaho Senate minority leader, according to the Idaho Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee.
The Democratic caucus leadership elections took place in private and will greatly influence the upcoming 2023 legislative session.
Wintrow, who begins her second term in the Idaho Senate this week, succeeds retiring Sen. Michelle Stennett, a Ketchum Democrat who did not run for re-election this year.
In the Idaho House, House Minority Leader Ilana Rubel and House Assistant Minority Leader Lauren Necochea, both of Boise, retained their leadership posts.
Republicans also meet behind closed doors Wednesday night to elect their leadership teams.