Jim Guthrie (Idaho)
|Idaho State Senate District 28|
|December 1, 2012-Present|
|December 1, 2014|
|Years in position||2|
|Per diem||$122/day outside Boise, $49/day otherwise|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|First elected||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Idaho House of Representatives District 29B|
|High school||Marsh Valley High School|
|Birthday||July 13, 1955|
|Place of birth||Pocatello, ID|
Guthrie's professional experience includes owning a ranch.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Guthrie served on the following committees:
|Idaho Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Agricultural Affairs, Vice Chair|
|• Commerce and Human Resources|
|• Health and Welfare|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Guthrie served on these committees:
|Idaho Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Health and Welfare|
|• State Affairs|
Guthrie's campaign website listed the following issues:
- Proper Role of Government
- Excerpt: "There is increasing unrest among citizens about federal spending and programs that unfairly obligate and burden Idahoans. As a member of the legislature I will advocate for the rights of our state as guaranteed by the constitution."
- Economic Development
- Excerpt: "Future strength of state revenue streams is dependent on a business, industry, and agricultural environment that promotes strong economic development and stable employment opportunities. We must move forward with the mindset that the private sector, not the government, will be the catalyst that leads us to economic recovery and enhanced revenue for the needs of government."
- Fiscal Responsibility
- Excerpt: "We are fortunate that Idaho is mandated by law to have a balanced budget and therefore doesn’t fall into the trap of deficit spending. As difficult as is has been to deal with a funding stream that has been compromised, it would be selfish to leave future generations with the financial problems spending money you don’t have creates."
- Education Funding
- Excerpt: "Our public education system, like all other state funded agencies has felt the effects of a 700 million dollar loss of revenue. It has been well documented that education was the last to be cut and I will be a strong advocate that they will be the first to have funding restored as soon as possible."
- 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 take place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 14, 2014. Lin Whitworth was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while incumbent Jim Guthrie was unopposed in the Republican primary. Guthrie is unchallenged in the general election after Whitworth withdrew on June 30.
- See also: Idaho State Senate elections, 2012
Guthrie won election in the 2012 election for Idaho State Senate District 28. He defeated W. Rusty Barlow in the Republican primary on May 15 and defeated Dave Finkelnburg (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.
|Idaho State Senate, District 28, General Election, 2012|
|Idaho State Senate District 28 Republican Primary, 2012|
|W. Rusty Barlow||34.7%||1,192|
|Idaho House of Representatives, District 29B (2010)|
|Jim Guthrie (R)||8,424||59.8%|
|Greg Anderson (D)||5,668||40.2%|
Comprehensive donor information for Guthrie is available dating back to 2006. Based on available campaign finance records, Guthrie raised a total of $123,454 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 30, 2013.
|Jim Guthrie's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Idaho State Senate, District 28||$59,275|
|2010||Idaho State House, District 29B||$24,440|
|2006||Idaho State Senate, District 29||$39,739|
|Grand Total Raised||$123,454|
2012Guthrie won election to the Idaho State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Guthrie raised a total of $59,275.
|Idaho State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Jim Guthrie (Idaho)'s campaign in 2012|
|Idaho Power Co||$2,000|
|Idaho Farm Bureau||$2,000|
|Idaho Association of Realtors||$2,000|
|Idaho Medical Association||$1,550|
|Coeur D Alene Tribe||$1,500|
|Total Raised in 2012||$59,275|
|Source:Follow the Money|
In 2010, a year in which Guthrie was up for re-election, he collected $24,440 in donations.
His largest contributors in 2010 were:
|Idaho House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Jim Guthrie (Idaho)'s campaign in 2010|
|Idaho Farm Bureau||$2,500|
|Bannock County Republican Central Cmte||$1,000|
|Idaho Republican Party State Central Cmte||$1,000|
|Total Raised in 2010||$24,440|
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. Guthrie received a score of -60 points in the 2013 index, ranking 18th out of 35 members of the Idaho State Senate that were evaluated for the study.
Guthrie and his wife, Barbara, have three children.
This section displays the most recent stories in a Google news search for the term "Jim + Guthrie + Idaho + Senate"
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- Guthrie's campaign website
- Idaho State Senate - Jim Guthrie
- Profile from Open States
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Legislative Profile from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign contributions: 2012, 2010, 2006
- Jim Guthrie, "Issues," accessed October 26, 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 candidate list," accessed July 7, 2014
- Office of the Idaho Secretary of State, "List of All Candidate Declarations for 2012," accessed March 20, 2012
- Idaho Secretary of State Election Division, "May 15, 2012 Primary Election Results," accessed July 4, 2012
- Idaho Secretary of State – Elections Division, "November 6, 2012 General Election Results," accessed December 27, 2012
- Idaho Secretary of State, "Official 2010 General election results," accessed April 16, 2014
- followthemoney.org, "Guthrie, Jim," accessed August 30, 2013
- Follow The Money, "2010 campaign contributions," accessed April 16, 2014
- Idaho Freedom Foundation, "2013 Freedom Index," accessed August 19, 2013
Steve Bair (R)
|Idaho State Senate District 28
| Succeeded by|
|Idaho House of Representatives District 29B
| Succeeded by|
Elaine Smith (D)