Biography and Background

Senator Treg A. Bernt is a 4th generation Idahoan. He was born and raised in Pocatello, Treg also attended Idaho State University and graduated with a B.A. in Speech Communication.

Treg and his family moved to Meridian from Pocatello in 2003. He was a Territory Manager for Shaw Industries. In 2015, Treg decided to go into business for himself and has owned and operated his own flooring business in the Treasure Valley that is ran in conjunction with his family’s flooring business in Pocatello. Treg has always valued the importance of small business.

Public service through community involvement is an important characteristic that Treg values greatly. He has served our Meridian community in several roles since 2007.

Treg currently represents the citizens of Meridian in District 21. Before his election to the Senate, Treg was elected twice to the Meridian City Council. The last 2 years of his first term on council, Treg was elected by his peers to serve as City Council President.

Treg serves as Vice-Chair on the State Affairs Committee and also serves on the Local Government & Taxation Committee. Along with his committee assignments, Treg was also appointed to serve on the Idaho Broadband Advisory Board and was elected by members of the Senate Republican Caucus to serve on the Legislative Council.

Over the years, he has also shared his values and desire to be involved in his kid’s lives through the Boy Scouts of America, he coached Y-ball and competitive soccer, and has dedicated his deep faith in God with many responsibilities to his church. Through his experience and involvement, Treg has gained important perspective when making critical and strategic decisions that impact the lives of residents in his role serving in the Idaho State Senate.

If Treg isn’t working or at the Capitol; you will find him on a river fly fishing, on a snow board shredding powder, hunting in the mountains, on a golf course with his wife, playing pickle ball with his 6:30am crew at Settlers Park, or spending quality time with his wife, Tiffanie and his 3 children.

Top 3 Issues

Issue 1

Safe Communities. Senator Bernt has always valued safe communities and backs the blue! Because of this support, Treg has received the endorsements from the FOP and the PFFI.

Issue 2

Strong Economy. Senator Bernt understands the importance of a strong economy and will always support conservative, sound tax policy. One of his greatest accomplishments was co-sponsoring H292 that reduced property taxes in Meridian on the average of $526 per household!

Issue 3

Education. Senator Bernt supports school choice and has voted to keep Idaho one of the best states in the nation for school choice and parental rights. Treg co-sponsored H521 that provided support to build much needed school facilities in West Ada School District.

Integrity in Affiliation

Submission: Yes
“I have read the Idaho Constitution and the Idaho Republican Party Platform. Except for the provisions specifically noted below, I support the Idaho Republican Party Platform and accept it as the standard by which my performance as a candidate and as an officeholder should be evaluated. I certify that I am not a candidate, officer, delegate or position holder in any party other than the Republican Party.”
Article I, Sections 2I, 3C, 4, and 5F

Article III, Section 3, sentence #2, Section 4, I’m not sure I agree with education spending accounts.

Article XIV, Section 3. I believe that there must be exemptions that currently exist in Idaho law regarding rape, incest, and the life of the mother…

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