Clark Kauffman

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Clark Kauffman
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Idaho House of Representatives District 25B
Incumbent
In office
December 1, 2012-Present
Term ends
December 1, 2014
Years in position 2
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$16,438/year
Per diem$122/day outside Boise, $49/day otherwise
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Air Force
Years of service1986 - 1972
Personal
ProfessionFarmer
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Clark Kauffman is a Republican member of the Idaho House of Representatives, representing District 25B. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Idaho Committee Assignments, 2013
Business
Revenue and Taxation
Transportation and Defense

Issues

Campaign themes

2012

Kauffman's campaign website listed the following issues:[1]

  • Agriculture In Idaho
Excerpt: "As a farmer I can say that Idaho agriculture has enjoyed a couple of good price years, but it is under the same economic and over regulation pressures impacting other business and industry. In fact, the burden of over regulation affects all of Idaho agriculture more so than non-ag businesses. I believe the best solution to this is for growers to develop improved relationships with government regulators and work toward finding common sense solutions to bloated regulations by building a broad-based consensus."
  • District 25 – Local Control
Excerpt: "I believe that government that is most responsive to the people is government that is closest to them. That is, as many decisions as possible that directly effect our economy and our lives should be made by the most local representation."
  • Idaho Education
Excerpt: "Idaho has a vital interest in an education system that results in an educated workforce, enabling Idaho’s citizens to have a lifetime of learning, productivity, and economic opportunity. ...I support cost-effective, innovative strategies to strengthen Idaho’s education system."
  • Idaho Transportation
Excerpt: "Transportation funding will always be an issue, but roads and bridges need to be improved and maintained. With costs rising and revenues flat or declining, we need to have the discussion to address the shortfall. Additional revenue and new alternative funding sources need to be carefully considered and fully vetted."
  • Idaho Water
Excerpt: "The management of Idaho’s water resources is important to Idaho’s economy and need to be used and controlled by Idaho. I support the conjunctive management of ground and surface waters and aquifer recharge when consistent with the constitutional doctrine of prior appropriation."

Elections

2014

See also: Idaho House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Idaho House of Representatives 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 Clark Kauffman was unopposed in the Republican primary and is unchallenged in the general election.[2][3][4]

2012

See also: Idaho House of Representatives elections, 2012

Kauffman won election in the 2012 election for Idaho House of Representatives District 25B. He defeated David Funk in the Republican primary on May 15, 2012 and defeated Cindy Shotswell (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[5][6][7]

Idaho House of Representatives, District 25B, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngClark Kauffman 71.2% 11,148
     Democratic Cindy Shotswell 28.8% 4,503
Total Votes 15,651
Idaho House of Representatives District 25B Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngClark Kauffman 53.4% 2,382
David Funk 46.6% 2,079
Total Votes 4,461

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Kauffman is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Kauffman raised a total of $20,122 during that time period. This information was last updated on December 12, 2013.[8]

Clark Kauffman's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Idaho House, District 25B Won $20,122
Grand Total Raised $20,122

2012

Kauffman won election to the Idaho House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Kauffman raised a total of $20,122.
Idaho House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Clark Kauffman's campaign in 2012
Idaho Farm Bureau$1,750
Idaho Wheat & Barley$1,500
Idaho Association of Realtors$1,000
Twin Falls Republican Central Committee$1,000
Bedke, Scott$1,000
Total Raised in 2012$20,122
Source:Follow the Money

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.[9]

2012

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

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] Kauffman received a score of -32 points in the 2013 index, ranking 50th out of 70 members of the Idaho House of Representatives that were evaluated for the study.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Donna Pence (D)
Idaho House of Representatives District 25B
2012–present
Succeeded by
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