Ron Mendive has lived the majority of his sixty-four years in North Idaho working in mining, logging, and the construction industry.  He is currently self-employed, operating a land service and excavating business.  He helped develop the technology that is used in a successful internationally marketed line of pellet stoves.


Ron grew up in the Silver Valley fishing, hunting, skiing and enjoying life in North Idaho.  Fourty-four years ago he met his wife, Sherlene, at North Idaho College.  Our dream was to have a small farm.  We purchased acreage south of Coeur D'Alene and built a log home where we raised our three children.


I will to continue to be your legislative representative who fights to "Secure the Blessings of Liberty for Ourselves and our Posterity."

Idaho Manufacturing

Idaho Manufactoring


Ron at the Kootenai County Republican Central Committee's Lincoln Day.


Ron listening to Representative Vito Barbieri answer questions at the February Town Hall. (2021)


Ron answering questions at the February Town Hall. (2021)


Kootenai County Legislator Town Hall February 2021.


Ron was named an Agriculture All Star for his voting record in the 2020 Idaho Legislative Session.

Ron at Rally

Ron at a Rally.

September Town Hall

September Town Hall regarding the August Extraordinary Legislative Session.


Ron and members of the Idaho House Education Committee.

Lincoln Day 2019

Ron posing with friends at the 2019 KCRCC Lincoln Day Dinner.

Mendive and Brannon

Ron Mendive and Jim Brannon at a Republic Women's luncheon.

Ron at town hall meeting

Ron at a 2019 downhill meeting.

Science Committee - Ron Mendive

Ron listening to testimony as part of the Idaho House Education Committee - 2018.

Idaho Bus Tour 2019

Post Falls stop of the Idaho Bus Tour 2019.

Ron mendive Town Hall 2018

Legislator Town Hall 2018.


Ron and Sherlene Mendive at the KCRCC Lincoln Day Dinner - 2017.

townhill winter 2017

Ron with other local legislators at a townhall meeting (2017).

Ron Mendive at Kootenai County Fair

Ron with young supporters at the North Idaho State Fair - 2016.

Ron Mendive at Kootenai County Fair

Ron and Sherlene at the Kootenai County Republican Central Committee's booth, at the North Idaho State Fair - 2016.

Ron and Sherlene Mendive

Ron and Sherlene Mendive at the 2016 Republican Convention in Nampa, Idaho.

Ron Mendive with Ted Cruz

Bob Nonini, Ted Cruz, and Ron Mendive - 2016.

Vito and Mendive

Vito and Ron at the Ted Cruz Rally in Coeur d'Alene, on March 5th, 2016.

Ron Mendive praying with Ted Cruz

Local leaders praying for Ted Cruz after his rally in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho - 2016.

Flight of the lawmakers

North Idaho State Senators and Representatives waiting for their flight.

mendive 2015 4th of july

Kootenai County Republican Central Committee in the Coeur d'Alene 4th of July Parade - 2015.

Ron Mendive and a girl scout

Ron and Lance talking with a girl scout in the Capital Rotunda.

Ron in committee

Ron Mendive in Committee - 2015 Legislative Session.

Town hall with Mendive

Local Politicians (including Ron) at a town hall meeting in Post Falls - 2015.

Governor's Ball

Ron, Sherlene, and Marissa at the Governor's Ball - 2015.

North Idaho Politicians

A Group Photo of the North Idaho State Representatives and Senators - 2015.

Mendive family

The Mendive Family!