Jim Rice

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Jim Rice
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Idaho State Senate District 10
In office
March 1, 2012 - Present
Term ends
November 30, 2016
Years in position 3
Base salary$16,438/year
Per diem$122/day outside Boise, $49/day otherwise
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
AppointedMarch 1, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Office website
Campaign website
This article is about the Idaho state senator. For the Kansas state legislative candidate, see Jim Rice (Kansas).

Jim Rice is a Republican member of the Idaho State Senate, representing District 10. He was first appointed to the chamber on March 1, 2012.[1]

Committee assignments


At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Rice served on the following committees:

Idaho Committee Assignments, 2013
Local Government and Taxation, Vice Chair
Agricultural Affairs



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. Micheal E. DeCoria was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while incumbent Jim Rice was unopposed in the Republican primary. DeCoria was defeated by Rice in the general election.[2][3][4][5]

Idaho State Senate, District 10, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJim Rice Incumbent 68.5% 5,660
     Democratic Micheal E. DeCoria 31.5% 2,598
Total Votes 8,258


See also: Idaho State Senate elections, 2012

Rice won election in the 2012 election for Idaho State Senate District 10. He defeated Kent A. Marmon in the Republican primary on May 15 and defeated Leif Skyving (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[6][7][8]

Idaho State Senate, District 10, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJim Rice Incumbent 61.2% 7,706
     Democratic Leif Skyving 38.8% 4,885
Total Votes 12,591
Idaho State Senate District 10 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJim Rice 68.8% 1,987
Kent A. Marmon 31.2% 900
Total Votes 2,887

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Rice is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Rice raised a total of $32,995 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 30, 2013.[9]

Jim Rice's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Idaho State Senate, District 10 Won $32,995
Grand Total Raised $32,995


Rice won election to the Idaho State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Rice raised a total of $32,995.
Idaho State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Jim Rice's campaign in 2012
Micron Technology$2,000
Idaho Farm Bureau$1,750
Idaho Power Co$1,500
Senate Republican Pac of Idaho$1,500
Bart M Davis for Idaho Senate$1,300
Total Raised in 2012$32,995
Source:Follow the Money


See also: State legislative scorecards and State legislative scorecards in Idaho

Legislative scorecards are used to evaluate elected public officials based on voting record. Some scorecards are created by political advocacy groups with a focus on specific issues, while others are developed by newspapers and are broad in scope. Scorecards are meant to be used as a tool for voters to have a quick picture of whether their views align with a particular legislator's record.

Because scorecards can be specific to particular issues or general to a state’s legislative term, for example, each report should be considered on its own merits. Each entity that publishes these reports uses different methodologies and definitions for the terms used.

An overview for scorecards in all 50 states can be found on this page. To contribute to the list of Idaho scorecards, email suggestions to scorecards@ballotpedia.org.

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In 2013, the Idaho State Legislature was in session from January 7 through April 4.[10]

Legislators are scored on their votes on bills "impacting economic freedom in the state."


In 2012, the Idaho State Legislature was in session from January 9 through March 29.[11]

Legislators are scored on their stances on conservative issues.

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.[12] Rice received a score of -23 points in the 2013 index, ranking 13th out of 35 members of the Idaho State Senate that were evaluated for the study.

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Political offices
Preceded by
John McGee
Idaho State Senate District 10
March 1, 2012–present
Succeeded by