Chuck Winder

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Chuck Winder
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Idaho State Senate District 20
Incumbent
In office
2008 - Present
Term ends
November 30, 2016
Years in position 7
PartyRepublican
Leadership
State Senate Assistant Majority Leader
2013-Present
Compensation
Base salary$16,438/year
Per diem$122/day outside Boise, $49/day otherwise
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 4, 2008
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sCollege of Idaho
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Navy
Personal
Place of birthOntario, Oregon
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Chuck Winder is a Republican member of the Idaho State Senate, representing District 20. He was first elected to the chamber in 2008. He currently serves as State Senate Assistant Majority Leader.

Biography

Winder earned his B.S. in political science from the College of Idaho. He served as a naval aviator in the United States Navy.

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Winder served on the following committees:

Idaho Committee Assignments, 2015
State Affairs
Transportation
Joint Millennium Fund

2013-2014

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

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Issues

Presidential preference

2012

See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Chuck Winder endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [1]

Elections

2014

See also: Idaho State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Idaho State Senate 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 Chuck Winder was unopposed in the Republican primary and was unchallenged in the general election.[2][3][4][5]

2012

See also: Idaho State Senate elections, 2012

Winder won re-election in the 2012 election for Idaho State Senate District 20. Redistricting placed Winder into District 20 with incumbent Shirley McKague (R).[6] McKague decided not to run for re-election, leaving Winder unopposed in the Republican primary on May 15.[7] Winder defeated James Mace (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[8]

Idaho State Senate, District 20, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngChuck Winder Incumbent 68.4% 12,303
     Democratic James Mace 31.6% 5,695
Total Votes 17,998

2010

See also: Idaho State Senate elections, 2010

Winder had no opposition in the May 25 primary. He had no opposition in the general election on November 2, 2010.[9]

Idaho State Senate, District 14
2010 General election results
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Chuck Winder (R) 20,674 100.0%

2008

On November 4, 2008, Republican Winder won re-election to the Idaho State Senate District 14 receiving 27,253 votes. He ran unopposed.[10]


Idaho State Senate, District 14 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Chuck Winder (R) 27,253


Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Winder is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Winder raised a total of $151,649 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 30, 2013.[11]

Chuck Winder's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Idaho State Senate, District 20 Won $61,662
2010 Idaho State Senate, District 14 Won $21,475
2008 Idaho State Senate, District 14 Won $68,512
Grand Total Raised $151,649

2012

Winder won re-election to the Idaho State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Winder raised a total of $61,662.

2010

In 2010, Winder received $21,475 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[12]

2008

In 2008, Winder collected $68,512 in donations.[13]

His four largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Idaho Power Co. $2,000
Idaho Associated General Contractors $1,882
Jr. Simplot Co. $1,500
Datum Construction Management $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.[14]

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.[15]

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.[16] Winder received a score of 44 points in the 2013 index, ranking 11th out of 35 members of the Idaho State Senate that were evaluated for the study.

Personal

Winder and his wife, Dianne, have two children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Shirley McKague (R)
Idaho State Senate District 20
2012–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Idaho State Senate District 14
2008–2012
Succeeded by
Marv Hagedorn (R)