David Roth

At the end of the day this campaign is going to mean something. We talk about the issues that other candidates would rather ignore. We will give voice to those who can't speak for themselves and amplify the voices of those already working for change.

David Roth

About David Roth

David Roth grew up in Idaho Falls.   He is the father of two sons adopted in 2017 after serving as their foster parent.  He lives in the home where he spent much of his childhood, just a few blocks from the home he grew up in and where his mother and grandmother still live.  David is the Executive Director of the Bonneville Youth Development Council in Idaho Falls.  BYDC has been serving the community for over 20 years as it seeks to reduce substance use among youth.  David is involved in his community.  He is the treasurer for Community Coalitions of Idaho a statewide organization with a mission similar to BYDC.  He also serves on the board of the Idaho Falls Affiliate of Habitat for Humanity and the Idaho Falls Soup Kitchen.

He has been actively involved in politics since 2006.  He has served as a Precinct Captain, Legislative District Vice-Chair, and most recently as the Chair of the Bonneville County Democrats.  He ran for the Idaho State Legislature in 2020.  David decided to run for the U.S. Senate after discussing with others the concerns that he saw for our country if we continue with a deadlocked congress.  He believes that we need people in our government that are looking for solutions rather than looking for ways to obstruct.

He strongly believes that the notion of a “safe seat” is the enemy of democracy.  Every politician should feel that every vote and debate is a job interview for their next election. They must feel that they have to earn their seat every day.

David believes that everyday Idahoans are doing great things and that we must show the connection between the work that is being done in our communities and our relationship to elected officials.  These boots-on-the- ground community leaders are accomplishing great things in spite of our government.  Imagine what we could do working together.

Majored in Business, Marketing

Director Habitat for Humanity, Idaho Falls Area

Executive Director, Bonneville Youth Development Council, Inc.

Treasurer, Community Coalitions of Idaho

How we define ourselves


We are all Americans. Idahoans. But so often, we’re forced to accept other labels. We claim labels shouldn’t define us, but they do – and they influence how others view and interact with us as well.

When I think about what defines me, I can say that I am a:

  • Christian
  • Father
  • Democrat
  • Out gay man
  • Community leader
  • Son
  • Brother
  • Candidate for U.S. Senate

When I decided to run for office, a spotlight was put my life. I had to look at organizations that I have worked with, who have been happy with my contributions of time, talent, and resources that were always willing to overlook one of my identities if I did not make a big deal about it.  When I decided to enter this race, I had to look long and hard and make some decisions about the sacrifice that I will be making. On top of that, we have to confront the reality that, in our country, some groups that claim certain identities or that are placed into specific label categories are at risk of losing their rights.

Today, I worry that the fall of certain legal precedents could tear my family apart. My ability to provide for my family could be in jeopardy. I’m not the only who has these worries. We’re facing a roll-back of rights and it’s all about what labels we have and who extremists and their allies in leadership positions are targeting and scapegoating.

No one should have to face these decisions.

We should be focused on solving REAL problems for REAL people.

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