Kristin Collum is a U.S. Army veteran, a wife and mother, a tech leader, and a long-time Idaho resident. She joined the race for Idaho’s Lieutenant Governor to give Idaho a choice who will be a voice for all Idahoans. While passionate about critical issues such as healthcare, education and public lands, she is a data-driven decision maker, committed to finding and fighting for viable solutions to raise Idaho to a level our citizens need and deserve.
Kristin grew up in Great Falls, Montana, and enlisted in the U.S. Army after high school. In the twelve years she proudly served her country, she earned her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Information Systems, lived abroad, and traveled to three dozen countries. She served in NATO and worked at the Pentagon for General Colin Powell when he was Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Afterwards she earned a commission and served as a Signal Officer Platoon Leader in an Infantry Division before being honorably discharged as a First Lieutenant.
Professionally, Kristin worked at Micron and Hewlett-Packard, and most recently, as a Software Engineering Manager for Xylem (Let’s Solve Water). She earned five professional certifications, which provide an arsenal of tools that she employs as a dynamic servant-leader. Over the years, whether as a project manager, program manager, scrum master, chief of staff, or leader of people, she established a solid track record of success.
Kristin has lived in Idaho for twenty-one years, where she raised her two daughters, mostly as a single mother. She is now remarried and lives in Boise with her husband and their four daughters. Her family loves the outdoors, especially snow sports, hiking, and white-water rafting.
Choose Kristin Collum as Idaho’s next Lieutenant Governor!