Idaho State Senate District 9

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Idaho State Senate District 9
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Current incumbentMonty Pearce Republican Party
Population38,220
Ethnicity0.3% Black, 11.1% Hispanic
Voting age73.4% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
Idaho's ninth state senate district is represented by Republican Senator Monty Pearce.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 38,220 civilians reside within Idaho's ninth state senate district.[1] 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.

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 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.[3]

Elections

2014

See also: Idaho State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Idaho State Senate will take place in 2014. A primary election took place May 20, 2014. The general election will be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 14, 2014. Abby Lee defeated incumbent Monty J. Pearce in the Republican primary and is unchallenged in the general election.[4][5]

Idaho State Senate, District 9 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngAbby Lee 55.6% 3,663
Monty J. Pearce Incumbent 44.4% 2,921
Total Votes 6,584

2012

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. Incumbent Monty Pearce (R) defeated Alma Hasse (D) in the general election and defeated Matthew W. Faulks in the Republican primary. Hasse appeared on the ballot through a write-in campaign.[6][7]

Idaho State Senate, District 9, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMonty J. Pearce Incumbent 71.1% 12,356
     Democratic Alma Hasse 28.9% 5,013
Total Votes 17,369
Idaho State Senate District 9 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMonty J. Pearce Incumbent 56% 3,395
Matthew W. Faulks 44% 2,672
Total Votes 6,067

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for Idaho State Senate District 9 have raised a total of $153,858. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $9,050 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Idaho State Senate District 9
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 * $36,393 3 $12,131
2010 $14,216 2 $7,108
2008 $11,755 2 $5,878
2006 $32,577 3 $10,859
2004 $34,256 2 $17,128
2002 $20,811 4 $5,203
2000 $3,850 1 $3,850
Total $153,858 17 $9,050
* Campaign finance data for 2012 is incomplete for this district.

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