|Idaho House of Representatives District 13B|
|December 1, 2012|
|Years in position||13|
|Per diem||$122/day outside Boise, $49/day otherwise|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 2, 2010|
|Next election||November 6, 2012|
|Birthday||September 19, 1942|
|Place of birth||Boise, ID|
Collins' professional experience includes working as an insurance broker and owning a small business.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Collins served on the following committees:
|Idaho Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Revenue and Taxation, Chair|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Collins served on these committees:
|Idaho Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Revenue and Taxation, Vice Chair|
|• Local Government|
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Collins served on these committees:
|Idaho Committee Assignments, 2009|
|• Local Government|
|• Revenue and Taxation|
Collins won re-election in the 2012 election for Idaho House of Representatives. Due to redistricting, he ran in District 13B. He was unopposed in the Republican primary and was also unopposed in the general election on November 6, 2012. 
|Idaho House of Representatives, District 13B, General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Gary Collins Incumbent||100%||13,051|
Collins won re-election to District Seat 12B in 2010 against Democrat Melissa Sue Robinson. He ran unopposed in the Republican primary on May 25th. The general election took place on November 2, 2010.
|Idaho House of Representatives, District 12B (2010)|
|Gary Collins (R)||5,970||72.2%|
|Melissa Sue Robinson (D)||2,300||27.8%|
On November 4, 2008, Republican Gary Collins won re-election to the Idaho House of Representatives District 12B receiving 65.5% of the vote (8,352 votes), ahead of Democrat Sunny Freeman who received 34.5% of the vote (4,401 votes).
|Idaho House of Representatives, District 12B (2008)|
|Gary Collins (R)||8,352||65.5%|
|Sunny Freeman (D)||4,401||34.5%|
Comprehensive donor information for Collins is available dating back to 2000. Based on available campaign finance records, Collins raised a total of $103,324 during that time period. This information was last updated on December 12, 2013.
|Gary Collins's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Idaho House, District 13B||$13,747|
|2010||Idaho House, District 12B||$17,260|
|2008||Idaho House, District 12B||$19,955|
|2006||Idaho House, District 12B||$13,569|
|2004||Idaho House, District 12B||$15,212|
|2002||Idaho House, District 12B||$9,578|
|2000||Idaho House, District 11B||$14,003|
|Grand Total Raised||$103,324|
2012Collins won re-election to the Idaho House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Collins raised a total of $13,747.
|Idaho House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Gary Collins's campaign in 2012|
|U.S. Ecology, Inc.||$500|
|Total Raised in 2012||$13,747|
|Source:Follow the Money|
In 2010, a year in which Collins was up for re-election, he collected $17,260 in donations.
His largest contributors in 2010 were:
|Idaho House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Gary Collins's campaign in 2010|
|Canyon County Republican Central Cmte||$2,000|
|Idaho Farm Bureau||$500|
|Total Raised in 2010||$17,260|
In 2008, Collins raised $19,955.
Listed below are those who contributed the most to his campaign. 
|Canyon County Republican Central CMTE||$2,000|
|Idaho Republican Party||$1,000|
|Idaho Association of Realtors||$1,000|
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. Collins received a score of -6 points in the 2013 index, ranking 31st out of 70 members of the Idaho House of Representatives that were evaluated for the study.
Collins and his wife, Ann, have six children.
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- Idaho House of Representatives Members
- Project Vote Smart legislative profile
- Project Vote Smart biography
- Campaign contributions: 2008, 2006, 2004, 2002
- ↑ Idaho Secretary of State, "2012 primary election results," May 15, 2012
- ↑ Idaho Secretary of State – Elections Division, “November 6, 2012 General Election Results,” accessed December 27, 2012
- ↑ Idaho Secretary of State - 2010 General election results
- ↑ Idaho House of Representatives official election results for 2008
- ↑ Follow the Money, "Collins, Gary E", accessed December 12, 2013
- ↑ 2010 campaign contributions
- ↑ 2008 contributors to Gary Collins
- ↑ Idaho Freedom Foundation "2013 Freedom Index," Accessed August 19, 2013
|Idaho House of Representatives District 13B
| Succeeded by|
|Idaho House of Representatives District 12B
| Succeeded by|
Rick D. Youngblood (R)