Brandon Hixon

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Brandon Hixon
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Idaho House of Representatives District 10A
In office
December 1, 2012-Present
Term ends
November 30, 2016
Years in position 3
Base salary$16,438/year
Per diem$122/day outside Boise, $49/day otherwise
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First elected2012
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
High schoolSalmon High School (2000)
Date of birth10/26/1981
Place of birthSalmon, ID
Office website
Campaign website
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


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

Idaho Committee Assignments, 2013
Health and Welfare
Transportation and Defense


Campaign themes


Hixon's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[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. I will try to limit the size of government and make sure that taxes stay low."

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. It is of the utmost importance that we as a District, County, State and Country practice fiscal responsibility."


  • 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. I support the freedom of religion, and recognize that we have many different faiths and beliefs around the state and district, however, this country was founded on Christian principles and that should never be forgotten."



See also: Idaho House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Idaho House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election took place on May 20, 2014. The general election was held 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 was defeated by Hixon in the general election.[2][3][4][5]

Idaho House of Representatives, District 10A, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBrandon Hixon Incumbent 58.9% 4,884
     Democratic Travis Manning 41.1% 3,402
Total Votes 8,286


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.[6][7][8]

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


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

Legislative scorecards are used to evaluate elected public officials based on voting record. Some scorecards are created by political advocacy groups with a focus on specific issues, while others are developed by newspapers and are broad in scope. Scorecards are meant to be used as a tool for voters to have a quick picture of whether their views align with a particular legislator's record.

Because scorecards can be specific to particular issues or general to a state’s legislative term, for example, each report should be considered on its own merits. Each entity that publishes these reports uses different methodologies and definitions for the terms used.

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In 2013, the Idaho State Legislature was in session from January 7 through April 4.[9]

Legislators are scored on their votes on bills "impacting economic freedom in the state."


In 2012, the Idaho State Legislature was in session from January 9 through March 29.[10]

Legislators are scored on their stances on conservative issues.

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.[11] 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