Luke Malek grew up in Kootenai County. He understands well and treasures the values in our community. His parents, Steve and Leanne, are physicians in Kootenai County, and he is one of four brothers. Together, they grew up riding horses, participating in 4-H, hunting, skiing, fishing and playing music. It is from this family-centered upbringing that Luke pulls his conservative values and his love of Idaho and the culture of independence that runs deep in the mountain west.
Luke Malek is educated with a bachelor’s degree from the College of Idaho in Caldwell, Idaho, and a J.D. from the University of Idaho. He has worked after college as a construction worker, framing homes in the Coeur d’Alene area, as an intern in the United States Senate in Washington, D.C., as the communications director for Dirne Community Health Center, as the Northern Idaho Regional Director of the first regional office for the Governor under then Governor, now Senator, Jim Risch, as the Executive Director of the Post Falls Urban Renewal Agency, and as a Deputy Prosecuting Attorney for Kootenai County. He now works as the Director of Legal Affairs at Heritage Health in Coeur d’Alene.
Luke is still an avid outdoorsman, and loves spending time with his family and friends. He loves his freedom, and understands that with that freedom, comes a large responsibility.
“I believe that this country was founded on the principles of ‘liberty and justice for all,’ not ‘security and charity’ for all, and those values aren’t confused in Idaho like they tend to be in the rest of the country. Every decision I make as a leader will be grounded in my philosophy that the role of government is limited by the powers enumerated in the Constitution, and that a focus on individual rights, free enterprise and personal responsibility will be key to our economic recovery.” Luke’s campaign will focus on strengthening the economy in Idaho, creating more jobs, and improving education. Please take a moment and explore Luke’s position on these issues and more by visiting his issues page and his columns from the Coeur d’Alene Press.