|Idaho State Senate, District 18|
|January 8, 2014-Present|
|November 30, 2016|
|Years in position||1|
|Per diem||$122/day outside Boise, $49/day otherwise|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 4, 2014|
|Next general||November 8, 2016|
|Appointed||January 8, 2014|
|Appointed by||Gov. Butch Otter|
|Idaho House of Representatives|
|December 1, 2012-January 8, 2014|
|Bachelor's||Idaho State University|
|Master's||Boise State University|
|Place of birth||Marsing, ID|
Ward-Engelking served in the Idaho House of Representatives, representing District 18A from December 2012 to January 2014.
2015 legislative session
At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Ward-Engelking served on the following committees:
|Idaho Committee Assignments, 2015|
|• Agricultural Affairs|
|• Commerce and Human Resources|
|• Change in Employee Compensation|
|• Joint Millennium Fund|
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Ward-Engelking served on the following committees:
|Idaho Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Resources and Conservation|
Janie Ward-Engelking's campaign website listed the following issues:
- Quality Public Education
- Excerpt: "Cutting $20 million dollars from the Boise School District has negatively impacted our children. Local levies have been necessary due to the lack of funding by the State Legislature. The Luna Laws have the potential to be the Enron of Education in our state. Our tax dollars will be sent to out-of-state companies who only care about profit while teachers will be exchanged for computers."
- Ethics in Government
- Excerpt: "The imbalance in our legislature has created an environment where the majority party has routinely ignored ethical lapses on the part of public officials. I will be a legislator worthy of your trust."
- Economic Growth and Job Creation
- Excerpt: "A slash and burn policy is not going to grow our economy or create new jobs. These are serious times, and they require creative solutions and a common sense approach."
- Protecting our Open Spaces, Water Quality, and Clean Air
- Excerpt: "We need to protect our Idaho way of life. Our natural resources and recreational opportunities need to be preserved for our children and grandchildren."
- Planning for our Energy Future
- Excerpt: "We need to be proactive by designing ways to meet our energy challenges in the future."
- 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 Janie Ward-Engelking was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Edward Dindinger defeated Susan Decker Alvord in the Republican primary. Ward-Engelking defeated Dindinger in the general election.
|Idaho State Senate, District 18, General Election, 2014|
|Democratic||Janie Ward-Engelking Incumbent||66.1%||10,556|
Ward-Engelking ran in the 2012 election for Idaho House of Representatives District 18A. She was unopposed in the Democratic primary on May 15 and defeated incumbent Julie Ellsworth (R) in the general election on November 6, 2012.
|Idaho House of Representatives, District 18A, General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Julie Ellsworth Incumbent||44.7%||9,434|
Ward-Engelking was a Democratic candidate for District 18A in the Idaho House of Representatives in the November 2, 2010, state legislative elections. She was unopposed in the primary on May 25th. Ward-Engelking lost to Republican Julie Ellsworth in the general election on November 2, 2010. The race was close (an estimated 9 vote spread), so Ward-Engelking called for a recount. After the recount, Ellsworth lost one vote, but still won the election.
Comprehensive donor information for Ward-Engelking is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Ward-Engelking raised a total of $109,077 during that time period. This information was last updated on December 12, 2013.
|Janie Ward-Engelking's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Idaho House, District 18A||$67,024|
|2010||Idaho House, District 18A||$42,053|
|Grand Total Raised||$109,077|
2012Ward-Engelking won election to the Idaho House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Ward-Engelking raised a total of $67,024.
|Idaho House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Janie Ward-Engelking's campaign in 2012|
|Ward, Gail Kathleen||$2,000|
|Professional Fire Fighters of Idaho||$2,000|
|Total Raised in 2012||$67,024|
|Source: Follow the Money|
Ward-Engelking was endorsed by the following persons and groups, among others:
- Governor Cecil Andrus
- Kate Kelly
- Idaho Education Association
- Idaho Public Employees Association
- Professional Fire Fighters of Idaho
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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. Ward-Engelking received a score of -75 points in the 2013 index, ranking 66th out of 70 members of the Idaho House of Representatives that were evaluated for the study.
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- Sen. Ward-Engelking's website
- Sen. Ward-Engelking's personal website
- Profile from Open States
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Janie Ward-Engelking on Facebook
- spokesman.com, "Otter names attorney Ilana Rubel to Ward-Engelking’s former House seat," January 8, 2014
- Janie Ward-Engelking, "On the Record," accessed October 15, 2012
- Idaho Secretary of State, "Official candidate list," accessed March 18, 2014
- Idaho Secretary of State, "Official primary election results," accessed June 12, 2014
- Idaho Secretary of State, "Official general election results," accessed November 20, 2014
- Idaho Secretary of State, "Official general election candidate list," accessed July 7, 2014
- Idaho Secretary of State, "2012 primary election results," accessed May 15, 2012
- Idaho Secretary of State – Elections Division, "November 6, 2012 General Election Results," accessed December 27, 2012
- Idaho Secretary of State, "2010 General election results," accessed February 11, 2014
- "Republican Ellsworth loses one vote, still wins House seat after District 18 recount," Idaho Reporter, December 9th, 2010
- Follow the Money, "Ward-Engelking, Janie," accessed December 12, 2013
- Janie Ward-Engelking, "Endorsements," accessed October 16, 2012
- Idaho Freedom Foundation, "2013 Freedom Index," accessed August 19, 2013
Branden J. Durst (D)
|Idaho State Senate District 18
| Succeeded by|
Julie Ellsworth (R)
|Idaho House of Representatives District 18A
| Succeeded by|
Ilana Rubel (D)