Clark Kauffman

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Clark Kauffman
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Idaho House of Representatives District 25B
In office
December 1, 2012-Present
Term ends
November 30, 2016
Years in position 3
Base salary$16,438/year
Per diem$122/day outside Boise, $49/day otherwise
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First elected2012
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Air Force
Years of service1986 - 1972
Office website
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

2015 legislative session

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

Idaho Committee Assignments, 2015
Revenue and Taxation
Transportation and Defense


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


Campaign themes


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."



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 Clark Kauffman was unopposed in the Republican primary and was unchallenged in the general election.[2][3][4][5]


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.[6][7][8]

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.[9]

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


Kauffman won election to the Idaho House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Kauffman raised a total of $20,122.


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

Legislative scorecards are used to evaluate elected public officials based on voting record. Some scorecards are created by political advocacy groups with a focus on specific issues, while others are developed by newspapers and are broad in scope. Scorecards are meant to be used as a tool for voters to have a quick picture of whether their views align with a particular legislator's record.

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.

An overview for scorecards in all 50 states can be found on this page. To contribute to the list of Idaho scorecards, email suggestions to

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In 2013, the Idaho State Legislature was in session from January 7 through April 4.[10]

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.[11]

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.[12] 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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Preceded by
Donna Pence (D)
Idaho House of Representatives District 25B
Succeeded by