Aaron Calkins, Chief, Office of Legislative Affairs

Experience and Achievements

Aaron Calkins is the chief of the Office of Legislative Affairs.

Calkins has worked for Rep. Raúl Labrador since 2011. He most recently served as the congressman’s legislative director and general counsel. His portfolios focused on various issues including immigration and natural resources. He previously served as regional director and district counsel for Rep. Labrador in Idaho.

During the 115th Congress, Calkins served as the lead staffer for Rep. Labrador as he chaired the House Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security. At that time, the subcommittee worked on the Michael Davis Jr. and Danny Oliver in Honor of State and Local Law Enforcement Act (Davis Oliver Act), the Refugee Program Integrity Restoration Act of 2017, and the Securing America's Future Act of 2018. 

Previously, Calkins served as a staff assistant for Sen. Mike DeWine and clerk of the Senate Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy, and Consumer Rights.


Calkins received his Bachelor of Arts in German, secondary education from Boise State University. He received his Juris Doctor at University of Idaho College of Law. 

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