Retiring lawmaker joins U of I as a lobbyist

A retiring legislator will remain in the Statehouse, lobbying for the University of Idaho.

Caroline Nilsson Troy will join the U of I as special assistant to the president for state and governmental relations, effective July 1.

Caroline Nilsson Troy

Troy has served eight years in the House, and was vice chair of the budget-writing Joint Finance-Appropriations Committee. The Genesee Republican did not seek re-election this year.

A U of I graduate, Troy is a former executive director of development at the university.

“This opportunity brings me full circle,” she said in a U of I news release Thursday. “I am proud to rejoin the Vandal family and bring the experiences and knowledge I gained in my years in the Legislature.”

“The experience Caroline brings is invaluable,” U of I President Scott Green said. “She not only understands how the Legislature works, but her leadership on the Joint-Finance Appropriations Committee brings added insight. She is a Vandal who brings passion for and deep understanding of our university.”

Troy replaces Joseph Stegner, a former state senator who had been the U of I’s lobbyist in Boise for more than a decade. Stegner is retiring.



Kevin Richert

Kevin Richert

Senior reporter and blogger Kevin Richert specializes in education politics and education policy. He has more than 30 years of experience in Idaho journalism. He is a frequent guest on "Idaho Reports" on Idaho Public Television and "Idaho Matters" on Boise State Public Radio. Follow Kevin on Twitter: @KevinRichert. He can be reached at [email protected]

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