Kate Haas is a lawyer and lobbyist who specializes in challenging legislative and regulatory issues. She is a legislative expert with deep experience drafting policy, crafting administrative rules and writing legislation. As a former chief of staff and top policy aide to an Idaho congressman, she has nearly a decade of experience on Capitol Hill in both the Senate and House, and has worked directly on some of our nation’s most complicated issues.
Of Note: Kate is a graduate of the University of Idaho College of Law, where she was named to the Dean’s list, served an externship for a U.S. District Court Judge and graduated with top honors.
Community: Board of Directors of the Treasure Valley YMCA
Personal: Married to Bret Rumbeck, mother of a young son.
John Foster is a strategist, consultant and advisor whose political counsel is sought by business leaders and elected officials from both parties. He has worked as manager and communications director for national-level campaigns, and continues to advise candidates and corporate executives on political messaging, strategy and crisis communications. He came to politics after a decade as an investigative journalist.
Of Note: John is a former professional cyclist and elite athlete who raced around the U.S. His last stop before retiring to pursue journalism full-time was for a team based in Switzerland.
Community: Volunteer for youth sports and local neighborhood association
Personal: Married to Andrea Foster, father of four children