Brent Crane

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Brent Crane
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Idaho House of Representatives District 13A
Incumbent
In office
2006-Present
Term ends
November 30, 2016
Years in position 8
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$16,438/year
Per diem$122/day outside Boise, $49/day otherwise
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First elected2006
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sBoise State University, 2005
Personal
BirthdayJuly 2, 1974
Place of birthNampa, ID
ProfessionVice President, Crane Alarm Service
ReligionProtestant
Websites
Office website
Personal website
CandidateVerification
Brent Crane is a Republican member of the Idaho House of Representatives, representing District 13A. He was first elected to the chamber in 2006.

Biography

Crane earned his B.S. in Political Science from Boise State University. His professional experience includes working as the Vice President of Crane Alarm Service.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Idaho Committee Assignments, 2013
Business
State Affairs
Ways and Means

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Crane served on these committees:

2009-2010

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

Issues

Campaign themes

2012

Crane's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[1]

  • "Building a Strong Economy"
  • "Honesty and Integrity in Government"
  • "Keeping Taxes Low"
  • "Reducing Burdensome Regulations"
  • "Traditional Family Values"

Elections

2014

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. Incumbent Brent J. Crane defeated Patrick N. O'Brien in the Republican primary and was unchallenged in the general election.[2][3][4]

Idaho House of Representatives, District 13A Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngBrent J. Crane Incumbent 74.3% 2,592
Patrick N. O'Brien 25.7% 895
Total Votes 3,487

2012

See also: Idaho House of Representatives elections, 2012

Crane won re-election in the 2012 election for Idaho House of Representatives District 13A. He was unopposed in the Republican primary and defeated Clayton Trehal (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[5][6]

Idaho House of Representatives, District 13A, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBrent Crane Incumbent 67.4% 10,706
     Democratic Clayton Trehal 32.6% 5,170
Total Votes 15,876

2010

See also:Idaho House of Representatives elections, 2010

Crane won re-election to District Seat 13A in 2010 with no opposition. He ran unopposed in the Republican primary on May 25th. The general election took place on November 2, 2010.[7]

Idaho House of Representatives, District 13A (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Brent Crane (R) 14,122 100%

2008

On November 4, 2008, Republican Brent Crane won re-election to the Idaho House of Representatives District 13A receiving 18,759 votes. He ran unopposed.[8]

Idaho House of Representatives, District 13A (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Eric Anderson (R) 10,030


Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Crane is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Crane raised a total of $117,410 during that time period. This information was last updated on December 12, 2013.[9]

Brent Crane's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Idaho House, District 13A Won $33,631
2010 Idaho House, District 13A Won $25,436
2008 Idaho House, District 13A Won $18,834
2006 Idaho House, District 13A Won $39,509
Grand Total Raised $117,410

2012

Crane won re-election to the Idaho House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Crane raised a total of $33,631.
Idaho House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Brent Crane's campaign in 2012
McKenzie, Curt$2,500
Winning for Idaho$2,300
Verizon$2,000
Collins, Gary E.$1,368
Canyon County Republican Central Committee$1,076
Total Raised in 2012$33,631
Source:Follow the Money

2010

In 2010, a year in which Crane was up for re-election, he collected $25,436 in donations.[10]

His largest contributors in 2010 were:

Idaho House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Brent Crane's campaign in 2010
Winning For Idaho$1,500
Professional Fire Fighters Of Idaho$1,250
Andrus, Ken$1,000
Coeur D Alene Tribe$1,000
Nampa Firefighters Local 804$1,000
Total Raised in 2010 $25,436

2008

In 2008, Crane raised $18,834.

Listed below are those who contributed the most to his campaign.[11]


Donor Amount
JR Simplot Co. $1,500
Micron Technology $1,000
Idaho Land Fund $1,000
Professional Fire Fighters of Idaho $1,000
Coeur D Alene Tribe $1,000
Winning for Idaho $1,000
Idaho Association of Realtors $1,000

Scorecards

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

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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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2013

In 2013, the Idaho State Legislature was in session from January 7 through April 4.[12]

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

2012

In 2012, the Idaho State Legislature was in session from January 9 through March 29.[13]

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.[14] Crane received a score of 76 points in the 2013 index, ranking 16th out of 70 members of the Idaho House of Representatives that were evaluated for the study.

Personal

Crane and his wife, Rochenda, have one child.

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