Gary Schroeder

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Gary Schroeder
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Idaho State Senate District 6
Former member
Term in office began
December 1, 1992
Term in office ended
Political party Republican
Gary Schroeder (b. November 8, 1944) was a Republican member of the Idaho State Senate from 1992-2010. Schroeder was last re-elected in November of 2008 with his term expiring in 2010.

Schroeder graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with his Bachelor's and Master's degrees in political science and earned a second Master's degree in Zoology from the University of Idaho. Schroeder also served three years on active duty in the US Navy from 1962 to 1965.

Schroeder owns a fur trading company based in Moscow, Idaho.[1].



Schroeder was a member of these committees:



On May 25, 2010, Schroeder lost in a Republican primary to Gresham Dale Bouma by a margin of 2,095-1,551.[3] Schroeder was seeking his 10th term.[4]

Idaho State Senate, District 6 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Gary Schroeder (R) 1,551 42.5%
Gresham Dale Bouma (R) 2,095 57.5%


On November 4, 2008, Republican Gary Schroeder won re-election to the Idaho State Senate District 6 receiving 9,685 votes, ahead of Democrat Sheldon Vincenti(7,264).[5]

Idaho State Senate, District 6 (2008)
Candidates Votes Percent
Gary Schroeder (R) 9,685 57.1%
Sheldon Vincenti (D) 7,264 42.9%

Campaign donors


In 2008, Schroeder collected $22,440 in donations.[6]

His four largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Idaho Power Co. $2,000
Intermountain Forest Association $1,000
Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce $1,000
Senate Republican PAC of Idaho $1,000


Schroeder chairs the Senate Resources and Environment Committee, which handles legislation involving wolves in Idaho. Schroeder said wolves are an important topic to ranchers, hunters, and animal conservationists. He said that Idaho lawmakers the 2010 legislative session worked to protect the interests of the state and its hunters.[7]

Schroeder backed a plan during 2010 that would shield the names of people who received licenses to hunt wolves from public records requests.[8]. He also said he'd like to see Idaho's wolf hunt expanded.[9]. However, a federal judge issued a ruling in August 2010 that suspends the state-sanctioned wolf hunt.[10]

District 6

Schroeder represented Idaho Senate District 6. District 6 includes the all of Latah County[11].


Schroeder has one child and lives in Moscow, Idaho.

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Preceded by
Idaho Senate District 6
Succeeded by
Gresham Dale Bouma