Former State Sen. Clint Stennet Dies


"He was my mentor," Former State Sen. Kate Kelly told Citydesk, remembering the late Clint Stennett. "He was the first person I called when I considered running for the State Senate six years ago."

Stennett died Oct. 14 after a long battle with brain cancer. He was 54.


Stennett served in the Idaho House for two terms and the Idaho Senate for eight terms before stepping down last spring due to his illness.

"Clint had the most wonderful sense of humor," Kelly said. "I was looking at all of our photographs last night and he was smiling in all of them."

Stennett was born in Minnesota, but grew up and was educated in Idaho. He was first elected to the Idaho House in 1990. He was first elected to the Idaho Senate in 1994.

Stennett is survived by his wife, Michelle, who filled in for him for the 2010 legislative session. She is currently running against Republican candidate Randy Patterson to represent District 25.