Brent Hill

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Brent Hill
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Idaho State Senate District 34
Incumbent
In office
2000 - Present
Term ends
December 1, 2014
Years in position 14
PartyRepublican
Leadership
Senate President
2009-present
Compensation
Base salary$16,438/year
Per diem$122/day outside Boise, $49/day otherwise
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2000
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Associate'sRicks College
Bachelor'sUtah State University (1973)
Personal
BirthdayApril 23, 1949
Place of birthRigby, Idaho
ProfessionCertified Public Accountant/Certified Financial Planner
ReligionMormon
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Brent Hill (b. April 23, 1949) is a Republican member of the Idaho State Senate, representing District 34 and serving as President Pro Tempore. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.

Hill earned his B.S. in Accounting from Utah State University in 1971. His professional experience includes working as Chief Executive Officer of an accounting firm.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Idaho Committee Assignments, 2013
Local Government and Taxation
State Affairs

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Issues

Tax Commission

In late 2010, Hill said the Legislature should look at restructuring the Idaho Tax Commission to make the agency more transparent.

Hill doesn’t think there’s anything fishy about past settlements approved by commissioners that Rep. Shirley Ringo says were sweetheart deals for powerful taxpayers, like multi-state corporations. Ringo says the breaks have cost citizens around $75 million.

As former chairman of the Senate Local Government and Taxation Committee, Hill reviewed a number of cases two years ago when former auditor Stan Howland first accused agency commissioners in 2008 of arbitrarily granting unjustified breaks.[1]

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 Brent Hill defeated Scott O. Smith in the Republican primary and is unchallenged in the general election.[2][3]

Idaho State Senate, District 34 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngBrent Hill Incumbent 77.1% 3,866
Scott O. Smith 22.9% 1,148
Total Votes 5,014

2012

See also: Idaho State Senate elections, 2012

Hill won re-election in the 2012 election for Idaho State Senate District 34. He was unopposed in the Republican primary on May 15 and was also unopposed in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[4][5]

Idaho State Senate, District 34, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBrent Hill Incumbent 100% 16,039
Total Votes 16,039

2010

See also: Idaho State Senate elections, 2010

Hill had no opposition in the May 25 primary. He was unopposed in the general election on November 2, 2010.[6]

Idaho State Senate, District 34 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Brent Hill (R) 10,083 100.0%

2008

On November 4, 2008, Republican Brent Hill won re-election to the Idaho State Senate, District 34 receiving 16,724 votes. He ran unopposed.[7]


Idaho State Senate, District 34 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Brent Hill (R) 16,724


Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Hill is available dating back to 2002. Based on available campaign finance records, Hill raised a total of $76,294 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 30, 2013.[8]

Brent Hill's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Idaho State Senate, District 34 Won $33,205
2010 Idaho State Senate, District 34 Won $11,914
2008 Idaho State Senate, District 34 Won $13,126
2006 Idaho State Senate, District 34 Won $9,401
2004 Idaho State Senate, District 34 Won $5,671
2002 Idaho State Senate, District 34 Won $2,977
Grand Total Raised $76,294

2012

Hill won re-election to the Idaho State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Hill raised a total of $33,205.
Idaho State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Brent Hill's campaign in 2012
Union Pacific Railroad$2,000
Idaho Farm Bureau$1,500
Verizon$1,500
Select Health$1,000
Jr Simplot Co$1,000
Total Raised in 2012$33,205
Source:Follow the Money

2010

In 2010, Hill received $11,914 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[9]

Idaho State Senate 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Brent Hill's campaign in 2010
Idaho Association Of Realtors$1,000
Qwest Communications$800
Idaho Soft Drink Association$550
Coeur D Alene Tribe$500
Idaho Farm Bureau$500
Total Raised in 2010 $11,914

2008

In 2008, Hill collected $13,126 in donations.[10]

His largest contributor was:

Donor Amount
Idaho Association of Realtors $1,000

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]

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.[12]

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.[13] Hill received a score of -72 points in the 2013 index, ranking 27th out of 35 members of the Idaho State Senate that were evaluated for the study.

Personal

Hill and his wife, Julie, have four children.

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Idaho State Senate District 34
2000–present
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