Bart Davis

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Bart Davis
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Idaho State Senate District 33
Incumbent
In office
1998 - Present
Term ends
December 1, 2014
Years in position 16
PartyRepublican
Leadership
Senate Majority Leader
2002 - Present
Compensation
Base salary$16,438/year
Per diem$122/day outside Boise, $49/day otherwise
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected1998
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sBrigham Young University (1978)
J.D.University of Idaho (1980)
Personal
BirthdayMarch 7, 1955
Place of birthRapid City, South Dakota
ProfessionAttorney
ReligionMormon
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Bart Davis (b. March 7, 1955) is a Republican member of the Idaho State Senate, representing District 33 and serving as Senate Majority Leader. He was first elected to the chamber in 1988.

Davis earned his B.S. from Brigham Young University in 1978 and his J.D. from the University of Idaho in 1980. His professional experience includes working as an attorney and serving as the Chairman of Electrical Wholesale Supply Company, Inc.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Davis served on the following committees:

Idaho Committee Assignments, 2013
Judiciary and Rules
State Affairs

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Davis served on this committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Davis served on these committees:

Elections

2014

See also: Idaho State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Idaho State Senate will take place in 2014. A primary election took place May 20, 2014. The general election will be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 14, 2014. Incumbent Bart M. Davis was unopposed in the Republican primary and is unchallenged in the general election.[1][2][3]

2012

See also: Idaho State Senate elections, 2012

Davis won re-election in the 2012 election for Idaho State Senate District 33. He defeated Brian Schad in the May 15 Republican primary[4] and was unopposed in the general election on November 6, 2012.[5][6]

Idaho State Senate, District 33, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBart Davis Incumbent 100% 13,809
Total Votes 13,809
Idaho State Senate District 33 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngBart Davis Incumbent 74.7% 2,719
Brian Schad 25.3% 921
Total Votes 3,640

2010

See also: Idaho State Senate elections, 2010

Davis had no opposition in the May 25 primary. He ran against Neil M. Williams in the general election on November 2, 2010, defeating him.[7]

Idaho State Senate, District 33 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Bart Davis (R) 6,764 66.5%
Neil Williams (D) 3,411 33.5%

2008

On November 4, 2008, Republican Bart Davis won re-election to the Idaho State Senate, District 33 receiving 64.8% of the vote (9,456 votes), ahead of Democrat Neil Williams who received 35.2% of the vote (5,136 votes).[8]


Idaho State Senate, District 33 (2008)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Bart Davis (R) 9,456 64.8%
Neil Williams (D) 5,136 35.2%


Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Davis is available dating back to 1998. Based on available campaign finance records, Davis raised a total of $272,352 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 30, 2013.[9]

Bart Davis's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Idaho State Senate, District 33 Won $54,000
2010 Idaho State Senate, District 33 Won $44,610
2008 Idaho State Senate, District 33 Won $56,638
2006 Idaho State Senate, District 33 Won $29,229
2004 Idaho State Senate, District 33 Won $36,178
2002 Idaho State Senate, District 33 Won $31,192
2000 Idaho State Senate, District 29 Won $10,000
1998 Idaho State Senate, District 29 Won $10,505
Grand Total Raised $272,352

2012

Davis won re-election to the Idaho State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Davis raised a total of $54,000.
Idaho State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Bart Davis's campaign in 2012
Union Pacific Railroad$2,000
Micron Technology$2,000
Idaho Association of Realtors$1,500
Pacificorp$1,400
Idaho Soft Drink Association$1,250
Total Raised in 2012$54,000
Source:Follow the Money

2010

In 2010, Davis received $44,610 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[10]

Idaho State Senate 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Bart Davis's campaign in 2010
Micron Technology$2,000
Hecla Mining$1,550
Idaho Soft Drink Association$1,350
Union Pacific Railroad$1,300
Potlatch Corp$1,000
Total Raised in 2010 $44,610

Scorecards

See also: State legislative scorecards and State legislative scorecards in Idaho

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2013

In 2013, the Idaho State Legislature was in session from January 7 through April 4.[11]

2012

In 2012, the Idaho State Legislature was in session from January 9 through March 29.[12]

Idaho Freedom Index

The Idaho Freedom Foundation, an Idaho-based, nonprofit educational research institute, released its "Idaho Freedom Index" in 2013. The index intended to show how Idaho legislators voted on the principles the Foundation seeks to promote. It measured each state legislator based on two tiers, which include whether legislators voted for or against bills that would create or eliminate government agencies, programs, and regulations, and bills that would impact the free market in a positive or negative way. Scores ranged from the highest possible score for members of the state Senate (194 points) and for members of the state House (180 points). A higher score indicated that the legislator voted more in favor of the values supported by the Foundation.[13] Davis received a score of -77 points in the 2013 index, ranking 31st out of 35 members of the Idaho State Senate that were evaluated for the study.

Personal

Davis and his wife, Marion, have six children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Idaho State Senate District 33
1998–present
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