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Idaho State Senate District 21

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Idaho State Senate District 21
Current incumbentClifford Bayer Republican Party
Ethnicity1.1% Black, 6.7% Hispanic[1]
Voting age70.3% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 8, 2016
Idaho's twenty-first state senate district is represented by Republican Senator Clifford Bayer.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 71,377 civilians reside within Idaho's twenty-first state senate district.[2] Idaho state senators represent an average of 44,788 residents. After the 2000 Census, each member represented 36,970 residents.

About the chamber

Members of the Idaho State Senate 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.


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.


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.[3]


See also: How vacancies are filled in state legislatures

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

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.[4]



See also: Idaho State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Idaho State Senate 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 Clifford R. "Cliff" Bayer was unopposed in the Republican primary and was unchallenged in the general election.[5][6][7][8]


See also: Idaho State Senate elections, 2012

Elections for the office of Idaho State Senate 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. Clifford Bayer (R) defeated Kirsten Hooker (D) in the general election. Neither candidate faced opposition in their primary.[9][10]

Idaho State Senate, District 21, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngClifford Bayer 64.8% 12,858
     Democratic Kirsten Hooker 35.2% 6,978
Total Votes 19,836

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for Idaho State Senate District 21 have raised a total of $313,764. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $18,457 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Idaho State Senate District 21
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $24,910 2 $12,455
2010 $52,560 3 $17,520
2008 $67,772 2 $33,886
2006 $88,274 3 $29,425
2004 $3,825 1 $3,825
2002 $66,369 5 $13,274
2000 $10,054 1 $10,054
Total $313,764 17 $18,457

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