Brandon Hixon

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Brandon Hixon
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Idaho House of Representatives District 10A
Incumbent
In office
December 1, 2012-Present
Term ends
December 1, 2014
Years in position 2
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$16,438/year
Per diem$122/day outside Boise, $49/day otherwise
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
High schoolSalmon High School (2000)
Personal
Birthday10/26/1981
Place of birthSalmon, ID
ReligionChristian
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Brandon A. Hixon is a Republican member of the Idaho House of Representatives, representing District 10A. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Idaho Committee Assignments, 2013
Business
Health and Welfare
Transportation and Defense

Issues

Campaign themes

2012

Hixon's campaign website listed the following issues:[1]

  • Role of Government
Excerpt: "I believe that the people are the executive directors of Government, and I recognize that all individuals have inalienable God-given rights which MAY NOT be diminished by any government entity. I will fight to keep the Idaho budget balanced and to also restore our rainy day funds whenever possible."
  • The Federal and Idaho Constitution
Excerpt: "These documents are sacred. It is because of these that we have lived in freedom for hundreds of years. I will uphold both the State and Federal constitution when considering legislation for the State of Idaho and District 10."
  • Fiscal Responsibility
Excerpt: "I disagree with the way our federal government spends our hard earned tax dollars and I do not support deficit spending."
  • Taxes
Excerpt: "I believe that Idahoans deserve a fair tax system, which should also be business-friendly in order to create local jobs. I think that a fair tax system should NEVER become a burden to our families, but rather just the right amount to run the necessary factions of government."
  • Social Issues
Excerpt: "I have always been a voice in the fight against abortion. I believe that marriage is between one man and one woman and I do not support gay marriage."

Elections

2014

See also: Idaho House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Idaho House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election took place May 20, 2014. The general election will take place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 14, 2014. Travis Manning was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while incumbent Brandon Hixon was unopposed in the Republican primary. Manning will face Hixon in the general election.[2][3][4]

2012

See also: Idaho House of Representatives elections, 2012

Hixon won election in the 2012 election for Idaho House of Representatives District 10A. He defeated Jarom Wagoner in the Republican primary on May 15 and defeated Travis Manning (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[5][6][7]

Idaho House of Representatives, District 10A, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBrandon Hixon 54% 6,677
     Democratic Travis Manning 46% 5,685
Total Votes 12,362
Idaho House of Representatives District 10A Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngBrandon Hixon 51.5% 1,430
Jarom Wagoner 48.5% 1,345
Total Votes 2,775

Campaign donors

2012

Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.

Scorecards

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.[8] Hixon received a score of -14 points in the 2013 index, ranking 36th out of 70 members of the Idaho House of Representatives that were evaluated for the study.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Gayle Batt (R)
Idaho House of Representatives District 10A
November 2011–present
Succeeded by
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