Third Generation Guitar & Fiddle Player

Rick began playing guitar at the age of 8 for his father, Dwayne Youngblood and has attended the National Oldtime Fiddlers Contest & Festival for 48 consecutive years!  Rick is the past Idaho State and National Men's Champion fiddler (1979) last competing in 1995 taking 5th in the National Adult Division.

Although Rick left competitive fiddling, he continues to accompny top fiddlers in state, regional and national contests.  Today, Rick serves as Judge at the national event in Weiser and serves on the National Oldtime Fiddler's Executive Board.

Serving the People of Nampa

Rick became an Idaho State Representative, serving the people of Nampa, in 2012.  He currently serves on the Joint Finance Appropriations Committee, the Business Committee and the Transportation & Defense Committee.

Canyon County Roots

Rick is a Canyon County Resident of over 30 years.  With over 25 years in local banking and over 10 years in private business as a citizen law maker, Youngblood is loyal to Idaho and its citizens.

Rick's Background

Born in Boise, Idaho and a graduate from Weiser High School, Rick went on to get his education from North Idaho College and College of Idaho.

Higher Education & Industry Experience

Rick furthered his studies, graduating from NW Ag Credit School from Washington State University as well as Pacific Coast Banking School from the University of Washington.  Rick has a diploma in General Banking from the American Institute of Banking (AIB).  ​He also served as the Canyon Highway Commissioner for District #4 County. 

Rick lives on a ranch in Nampa with his wife, Arlene. They have two children and five grandchildren.

About Rick

Rick Believes

  • The Strength of our nation lies with our faith and reliance on God our Creator, the individual, and the family; and that each person's dignity, freedom, ability and responsibility must be honored.

  • The United States Constitution is the greatest and most inspired document ever devised by Man, and that the republican form of government which it gives us is the best guarantor of freedom in history.

  • In equal rights, equal justice and equal opportunity for all, regardless of race, creed, sex, age or disability.

  • In free enterprise and encouraging individual initiative have brought this Nation opportunity, economic growth and prosperity.

  • That government is to provide for the people only those critical functions that cannot be performed by individuals or private organizations.

  • That the most effective, responsible and responsive government is government closest to the people.  That government is best that governs least.

  • Americans must retain the principles that have made us strong, while developing new and innovative ideas to meet the challenges of changing times.

  • Americans value and should preserve our national strength and pride while working to promote peace, freedom and human rights throughout the world.

  • The rights of individuals can only be maintained by exercising personal responsibility for behavior.

  • The Republican Party is the best vehicle for translating these ideals into the postive and successful principles of government.