Idaho House of Representatives District 4

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Idaho House of Representatives District 4
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Current incumbentLuke Malek Republican Party
Kathleen Sims Republican Party
Population44,634
Ethnicity0.6% Black, 3.4% Hispanic
Voting age77.2% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 8, 2016
Idaho's fourth state house district is represented by Republican Representative Luke Malek and Republican Representative Kathleen Sims.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 44,634 civilians reside within Idaho's fourth state house district.[1] Idaho state representatives represent an average of 22,394 residents. After the 2000 Census, each member represented 18,485 residents.

About the chamber

Members of the Idaho House of Representatives serve two-year terms and are not subject to term limits. Idaho legislators assume office after the first day of December following the general election.

Qualifications

Article III, Section 6 of the Idaho Constitution states: No person shall be a senator or representative who, at the time of his election, is not a citizen of the United States, and an elector of this state, nor anyone who has not been for one year next preceding his election an elector of the county or district whence he may be chosen.

Salaries

See also: Comparison of state legislative salaries

As of 2013, members of the Idaho legislature are paid $16,438/year. Legislators receive $122/day per diem if living outside of Boise or $49/day if living inside Boise. Additionally, all members are eligible for actual travel reimbursement between their home districts and the Capitol as prescribed by the Citizen’s Committee on Legislative Compensation.[2]

Vacancies

See also: How vacancies are filled in state legislatures

The Governor is responsible for filling all vacancies in the house.

The political party committee that last held the vacant seat has 15 days after the vacancy to submit a list of three recommended candidates to the Governor. The Governor makes the selection based on the recommendations.

If any party committee fails to submit a list of recommended candidates after the 15 day deadline, the Governor has 5 days to appoint a person from the political party that last held the seat. The person appointed to the seat serves for the remainder of the unfilled term.[3]

Elections

2014

4A

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 Lucas "Luke" Malek defeated Toby Schindelbeck in the Republican primary and was unchallenged in the general election.[4][5][6]

Idaho House of Representatives, District 4A Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngLuke Malek Incumbent 52.7% 1,751
Toby Schindelbeck 47.3% 1,571
Total Votes 3,322

4B

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. Anne Nesse was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while incumbent Kathleen Sims defeated Elmer "Rick" Currie in the Republican primary. Nesse was defeated by Sims in the general election.[7][8][9]

Idaho House of Representatives, District 4B, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngKathleen Sims Incumbent 55.3% 6,322
     Democratic Anne Nesse 44.7% 5,106
Total Votes 11,428
Idaho House of Representatives, District 4B Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngKathleen Sims Incumbent 61.2% 2,077
Elmer "Rick" Currie 38.8% 1,318
Total Votes 3,395

2012

See also: Idaho House of Representatives elections, 2012

Elections for the office of Idaho House of Representatives consisted of a primary election on May 15, 2012, and a general election on November 6, 2012. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 9, 2012.

Luke Malek (R) defeated Janet Callen (D) and Ray J. Writz (C) in the general election and defeated Jeff Ames in the Republican primary. Writz was unopposed in the Democratic primary.

Incumbent Kathleen Sims (R) defeated Anne L. Nesse (D) in the general election. Neither candidate faced opposition in their primary.[10][11]

Idaho House of Representatives, District 4A, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngLuke Malek 57.5% 10,417
     Democratic Janet Callen 38.7% 7,016
     Constitution Ray J. Writz 3.8% 681
Total Votes 18,114
Idaho House of Representatives District 4A Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngLuke Malek 65.5% 1,959
Jeff Ames 34.5% 1,032
Total Votes 2,991


Idaho House of Representatives, District 4B, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngKathleen Sims Incumbent 56.8% 10,373
     Democratic Anne L. Nesse 43.2% 7,903
Total Votes 18,276

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for Idaho House of Representatives District 4A have raised a total of $288,557. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $14,428 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Idaho House of Representatives District 4A
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 * $37,323 4 $9,331
2010 $33,763 2 $16,882
2008 $52,878 3 $17,626
2006 $24,307 2 $12,154
2004 $82,891 3 $27,630
2002 $14,397 3 $4,799
2000 $42,998 3 $14,333
Total $288,557 20 $14,428
* Campaign finance data for 2012 is incomplete for this district.


Since 2000, candidates for Idaho House of Representatives District 4B have raised a total of $267,667. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $16,729 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Idaho House of Representatives District 4B
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 * $28,110 2 $14,055
2010 $45,920 2 $22,960
2008 $52,673 2 $26,337
2006 $53,657 3 $17,886
2004 $50,359 2 $25,180
2002 $28,948 3 $9,649
2000 $8,000 2 $4,000
Total $267,667 16 $16,729
* Campaign finance data for 2012 is incomplete for this district.

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