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Gayle Batt

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Gayle Batt
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Idaho House of Representatives District 11A
In office
November 2011-Present
Term ends
November 30, 2016
Years in position 4
Base salary$16,438/year
Per diem$122/day outside Boise, $49/day otherwise
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
AppointedNovember 18, 2011
Appointed byGov. Butch Otter
Term limitsN/A
Office website
Personal website
Gayle Batt is a Republican member of the Idaho House of Representatives, representing District 11A. She was first appointed to the chamber on November 18, 2011, by Governor Butch Otter in November 2011.[1]

Committee assignments


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

Idaho Committee Assignments, 2013
State Affairs, Vice Chair
Agricultural Affairs
Joint Legislative Oversight



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 Gayle L. Batt 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

Batt won re-election in the 2012 election for Idaho House of Representatives. Due to redistricting, she ran in District 11A. She defeated Greg Collett in the Republican primary and was unopposed in the general election on November 6, 2012.[6][7][8]

Idaho House of Representatives, District 11A, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngGayle Batt Incumbent 100% 14,609
Total Votes 14,609
Idaho House of Representatives District 11A Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngGayle Batt 66% 3,737
Greg Collett 34% 1,927
Total Votes 5,664

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Batt is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Batt raised a total of $34,596 during that time period. This information was last updated on December 12, 2013.[9]

Gayle Batt's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Idaho House, District 11A Won $34,596
Grand Total Raised $34,596


Batt won election to the Idaho House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Batt raised a total of $34,596.
Idaho House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Gayle Batt's campaign in 2012
Idaho Farm Bureau$1,250
Batt, Gayle$1,051
Idaho Power Co.$1,000
Idaho Association of Realtors$1,000
Winning for Idaho$1,000
Total Raised in 2012$34,596
Source:Follow the Money


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.

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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] Batt received a score of 70 points in the 2013 index, ranking 17th out of 70 members of the Idaho House of Representatives that were evaluated for the study.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Steven Thayn (R)
Idaho House of Representatives District 11A
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Pat Takasugi
Idaho House of Representatives District 10A
November 2011–2012
Succeeded by
Brandon Hixon (R)