Biography and Background
Raúl Labrador was raised in a single parent home. Even though they struggled financially, his mother taught him the value of a good education and she worked hard to make sure he had opportunities she never had.
With the mentorship of great leaders, he became an Eagle Scout and worked countless jobs – from delivering newspapers, to working in restaurants, and even teaching Spanish to missionaries – to earn a bachelor’s degree from Brigham Young University and a law degree from the University of Washington.
After law school, he interned for the Criminal Division of a United States Attorney’s office and served as a Law Clerk for the United States Court for the District of Idaho.
Raúl then built a successful small business and was the owner and managing partner of a law firm with offices in Boise and Nampa.
Raúl ran for the State Legislature and was elected twice. Serving in the Legislature he became a powerful advocate for liberty and for protecting taxpayers, helping defeat tax increases which would have harmed Idaho’s economy.
Raúl was elected to serve the people of Idaho in Congress four times by the citizens of Idaho who were seeking a strong voice for our state.
In Congress, Labrador was joined by President Trump in pushing an immigration enforcement bill that would have added more than 10,000 additional armed federal immigration officers, penalized sanctuary cities, allowed local police to assist in federal immigration enforcement, and imposed new criminal penalties for immigration violators.
Labrador also supported legislation targeting gang members, and backed federal constitutional carry provisions and legislation to protect our 2nd Amendment rights. Labrador promoted efforts to get justice for victims of human trafficking and to help target the perpetrators.
Raúl kept his promises to his constituents. He earned a nearly 96% conservative rating from the American Conservative Union, multiple 100% Family Research Council and National Right to Life scores, A ratings from the NRA, and a 100% rating from the Gun Owners of America and the National Shooting Sports Foundation, and was named a Guardian of Small Business by the nation’s largest small business organization, NFIB.
Raúl was one of 9 founding members of the House Freedom Caucus, along with conservative leaders like Ron DeSantis, Jim Jordan, and Mark Meadows.
A family man, Raúl lives in Eagle, Idaho with his wife Rebecca. They are the proud parents to five children and have two grandchildren.