Ryan Davidson

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Ryan Davidson
Libertarian Party of Idaho
Personal Details
Party: Libertarian Party

Ryan Davidson is a past Idaho Libertarian Party Chair and is currently a Liberty Advocate in the Idaho Republican Party serving in multiple roles.

Personal Life

Davidson was born and raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada and went to Maples Collegiate. Davidson has lived in the Garden City area since the 1995[1].

Libertarian Party Chair

The Libertarian Party in Idaho was the most active in its history when Davidson was chair in the early 2000s.[2] They where able to field candidates for all of Idaho's Constitutional offices, a feat that hasn't been done since. [3]

Lobby Idaho[4]

Dealt with initiatives that where pro marijuana in the Wood River Valley towns of Hailey, Sun Valley, and Ketchum. They also attempted to recall the mayor of Ketchum.[5]

Idahoans for Liberty

Davidson has been chair since the group has been founded in 2007. [6] They have are still active today and focus on educating people about liberty and its candidates (no matter what party).

They played a major effort in getting Norm Semanko elected Chair of the Idaho Republican Party ousting the Governor's choice; Kirk Sullivan. [7]

They where heavily involved in with getting Ron Paul supporters to run for precinct committeeman to over turn Idaho's Caucus that went to Mitt Romney to Ron Paul[8] even though the Senator said not to in a statement[9].

Madison Project

Davidson headed up the conservative groups efforts for Idaho Falls attorney Bryan Smith to win the Republican primary against incumbent Mike Simpson. [10][11]

Bryan Smith lost the election only able to get 38.4 % of the vote. [12]

Roles in the Idaho Republican Party

Past Idaho Republican Party Liberty Caucus board member [13]

Past Ada County Republican Party Youth Chair[14]

Rand Paul for President Organizer [15]

Ted Cruz Delegate to the Republican National Convention in 2016.[16]

Ted Cruz Grassroots Coalition Co-Chair [17][18]

Ada County Republican Party Precinct Committeeman


  1. https://www.boiseweekly.com/boise/cannabis-crusader/Content?oid=935827
  2. http://lizditz.typepad.com/i_speak_of_dreams/2004/12/a_different_lib.html
  3. http://www.sos.idaho.gov/elect/results/2002/general/tot_stwd.htm
  4. https://web.archive.org/web/20051015023455/http://www.idaholibertylobby.org/
  5. http://lizditz.typepad.com/i_speak_of_dreams/2004/12/a_different_lib.html
  6. https://web.archive.org/web/20170607185250/http://idahoansforliberty.com/welcome/
  7. http://magicvalley.com/news/local/semanko-promises-unity-as-idaho-gop-leader/article_03375770-e3d1-59f5-a5bc-231b17aa1f0f.html
  8. http://www.mcclatchydc.com/news/politics-government/election/article24729097.html
  9. http://www.localnews8.com/news/paul-discourages-idaho-backers-from-staging-coup/56981407
  10. http://madisonproject.com/2013/09/bryan-smith-for-congress-in-idahos-second-district/
  11. http://blogs.idahostatesman.com/gem-state-tea-party-joins-national-group-targeting-idaho-rep-simpson/
  12. http://www.sos.idaho.gov/elect/results/2014/Primary/statewide_totals.html
  13. http://blogs.idahostatesman.com/ben-swann-headlines-treasure-valley-liberty-expo-also-fulcher-patterson-hoffman/
  14. http://blogs.idahostatesman.com/gem-state-tea-party-joins-national-group-targeting-idaho-rep-simpson/
  15. http://www.idahopress.com/news/local/presidential-hopeful-rand-paul-to-speak-in-nampa-thursday/article_a72ebfe2-4c68-11e5-969a-8fbc35e6597c.html
  16. http://www.spokesman.com/blogs/boise/2016/jul/18/idahos-delegation-cleveland/
  17. https://web.archive.org/web/20170607190255/https://www.tedcruz.org/news/cruz-president-announces-expanded-idaho-leadership-team/
  18. https://idahoreports.blogs.idahoptv.org/2016/03/07/two-rallies-two-different-messages-two-reporters-thoughts/

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