My name is Mike Saville and I am running for the position of Idaho State Senator for Legislative District 28. My roots started out in Southeast Idaho where I spent the majority of my childhood being raised by my grandparents. My father was a career United States Air Force veteran and I joined him in Illinois when I was ten years old and I subsequently followed him to Georgia and the Panama Canal Zone.
I joined the United States Air Force right out of high school. I served my country both at home and abroad for four years of honorable service. I am proud to be a veteran and never forgot the lessons that I learned in the military.
After my discharge, I returned to Pocatello, Idaho and was hired by the International Business Machines Corporation. My employment with IBM took me all over the country including Idaho, Minnesota, California, and Utah. I retired from IBM after a long career that lasted 32 years where I rose up to the ranks to management. During my time with IBM, I often worked alongside the Communication Workers of America and their efforts to protect jobs from offshoring. I traveled to shareholder meetings on an annual basis at my own expense because I am passionate about fighting for the people against the interests of corporate America.
After my career with IBM, I was hired by a non-profit faith-based organization providing financial services to families in Northern Utah. I was able to use my skills to succeed and help others further their goals. I am a member of the National Association of Fraternal Insurance Counselors, National Association of Personal Financial Advisors, and the Million Dollar Round Table. I retired from the non-profit organization after 13 years of service and decided to come back to my roots with my family.
I met my lovely wife on a blind date the day I was hired at IBM and we were married 18 months later. We have been together ever since and recently celebrated our 50th wedding anniversary. We have built our home in McCammon, Idaho and love living in a small town where everyone knows each other by name. We currently have three children, four grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.