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Dan Schmidt
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Idaho State Senate District 5
Incumbent
In office
December 1, 2010 - Present
Term ends
December 1, 2014
Years in position 4
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$16,116/year
Per diem$122/day outside Boise, $49/day otherwise
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sStanford University (1976)
M.D.University of Washington School of Medicine (1986)
Personal
Place of birthSalem, Oregon
ProfessionDoctor
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Dan J. Schmidt is a Democratic member of the Idaho State Senate, representing District 5. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.

Schmidt earned his B.S. from Sanford University in 1976 and his M.D. from the University of Washington in 1986. His professional experience includes working as a family doctor and county coroner.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Idaho Committee Assignments, 2013
Commerce and Human Resources
Finance
Health and Welfare
Joint Finance-Appropriations

2011-2012

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

Elections

2014

See also: Idaho State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Idaho State Senate will consist of a primary election on May 20, 2014, and a general election on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 3, 2014. Incumbent Dan J. Schmidt is unopposed in the Democratic primary, while John Carlson is unopposed in the Republican primary.[1]

2012

See also: Idaho State Senate elections, 2012

Schmidt won re-election in the 2012 election for Idaho State Senate District 5. Schmidt ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on May 15 and defeated Gresham Bouma (R) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[2][3]

Idaho State Senate, District 5, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDan Schmidt Incumbent 51% 10,340
     Republican Warren A. Ducote Jr. 49% 9,936
Total Votes 20,276

2010

See also: Idaho State Senate elections, 2010

Schmidt had no opposition in the May 25 primary. He ran against Republican candidate Gresham Dale Bouma in the general election on November 2, 2010, defeating him.[4]

Idaho State Senate, District 6
2010 General election results
Candidates Votes Percent


Green check mark transparent.png Dan Schmidt (D) 6,551 53.3%
Gresham Dale Bouma (R) 5,741 46.7%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Schmidt is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Schmidt raised a total of $70,790 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 30, 2013.[5]

Dan Schmidt's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Idaho State Senate, District 5 Won $34,002
2010 Idaho State Senate, District 6 Won $36,788
Grand Total Raised $70,790

2012

Schmidt won re-election to the Idaho State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Schmidt raised a total of $34,002.

2010

In 2010, Schmidt raised $36,788 in contributions.[6]

His four largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Schmidt, Dan J $1,446
Parks, Bill $1,000
Idaho Education Association $1,000
Wallis, James G $1,000

Scorecards

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.[7] Schmidt received a score of -65 points in the 2013 index, ranking 20th out of 35 members of the Idaho State Senate that were evaluated for the study.

Personal

Schmidt and his wife, Martha, have four children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
James Hammond (R)
Idaho State Senate District 5
2012–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
Gresham Dale Bouma
Idaho State Senate District 6
2010–2012
Succeeded by
Dan Johnson (R)