Carolyn Meline

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Carolyn Meline
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Idaho House of Representatives District 29A
Former member
In office
December 1, 2012 - 2014
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Office website
Carolyn Meline is a former Democratic member of the Idaho House of Representatives, representing District 29A from 2012 to 2014. Meline did not seek re-election in 2014.

Committee assignments


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

Idaho Committee Assignments, 2013
Judiciary, Rules, and Administration
Local Government
Revenue and Taxation



See also: Idaho House of Representatives elections, 2012

Meline won election in the 2012 election for Idaho House of Representatives District 29A. She was appointed to replace the withdrawn Nate Murphy on the general election ballot. Meline defeated Dave Bowen (R) and Bob Croker (I) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[1][2]

Idaho House of Representatives, District 29A, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngCarolyn Meline 45.6% 7,971
     Republican Dave Bowen 41.1% 7,173
     Independent Bob Croker 13.3% 2,320
Total Votes 17,464

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Meline is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Meline raised a total of $9,994 during that time period. This information was last updated on December 12, 2013.[3]

Carolyn Meline's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Idaho House, District 29A Won $9,994
Grand Total Raised $9,994


Meline won election to the Idaho House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Meline raised a total of $9,994.


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

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

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.[5]

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.[6] Meline received a score of -67 points in the 2013 index, ranking 60th out of 70 members of the Idaho House of Representatives that were evaluated for the study.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Ken Andrus (R)
Idaho House of Representatives District 29A
Succeeded by
Mark Nye (D)