Joe Palmer

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Joe Palmer
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Idaho House of Representatives District 20A
Incumbent
In office
2008-Present
Term ends
December 1, 2014
Years in position 6
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$16,438/year
Per diem$122/day outside Boise, $49/day otherwise
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2008
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Personal
ProfessionOwner, Cherry's Consignment Home Furnishings
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Joe Palmer is a Republican member of the Idaho House of Representatives, representing District 20A. He was first elected to the chamber in 2008.

Palmer earned his B.S. in Vocational Education from Boise State University. His professional experience includes owning a small business. He is a member of the Idaho National Guard.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Idaho Committee Assignments, 2013
Transportation and Defense, Chair
Business
State Affairs

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Palmer served on these committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Palmer served on these committees:

Issues

Presidential preference

2012

See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Joe Palmer endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [1]

Elections

2014

See also: Idaho House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Idaho House of Representatives 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. Incumbent Joe A. Palmer was unopposed in the Republican primary and is unchallenged in the general election.[2][3][4]

2012

See also: Idaho House of Representatives elections, 2012

Palmer won re-election in the 2012 election for Idaho House of Representatives District 20A. He defeated Richard Dees and Chris MacCloud in the Republican primary and defeated Caitlin R. Lister (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[5][6][7]

Idaho House of Representatives, District 20A, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJoe A. Palmer Incumbent 66.5% 11,848
     Democratic Caitlin R. Lister 33.5% 5,958
Total Votes 17,806
Idaho House of Representatives District 20A Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJoe A. Palmer Incumbent 65.9% 1,630
Richard Dees 18.4% 456
Chris MacCloud 15.7% 388
Total Votes 2,474

2010

See also:Idaho House of Representatives elections, 2010

Palmer won re-election to District Seat 20A in 2010 with no opposition. He defeated Shaun Wardle in the Republican primary on May 25th by a margin of 2,445 to 2,084. The general election took place on November 2, 2010.[8]

Idaho House of Representatives, District 20A (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Joe Palmer (R) 11,829 100.0%

2008

On November 4, 2008, Republican Joe Palmer won the election to the Idaho House of Representatives District 20A receiving 77.3% of the vote (14,732 votes), ahead of Democrat Rex Kerr who received 22.7% of the vote (4,337 votes).[9]

Idaho House of Representatives, District 20A (2008)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Joe Palmer (R) 14,732 77.3%
Rex Kerr (D) 4,337 22.7%


Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Palmer is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Palmer raised a total of $67,121 during that time period. This information was last updated on December 12, 2013.[10]

Joe Palmer's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Idaho House, District 20A Won $41,850
2010 Idaho House, District 20A Won $16,825
2008 Idaho House, District 20A Won $8,446
Grand Total Raised $67,121

2012

Palmer won re-election to the Idaho House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Palmer raised a total of $41,850.
Idaho House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Joe Palmer's campaign in 2012
Idaho Trucking Association$1,500
Idaho Farm Bureau$1,500
Idaho Association of Realtors$1,500
Idaho Power Co.$1,500
Pacificorp$1,200
Total Raised in 2012$41,850
Source:Follow the Money

2010

In 2010, a year in which Palmer was up for re-election, he collected $16,825 in donations.[11]

His largest contributors in 2010 were:

Idaho House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Joe Palmer's campaign in 2010
House Republican Victory Fund Of Idaho$1,000
Moyle, Mike$1,000
Employers Resource$1,000
Idaho Soft Drink Association$850
Idaho Power Co$750
Total Raised in 2010 $16,825

2008

In 2008, Palmer raised $8,446.

Listed below are those who contributed the most to his campaign.[12]


Donor Amount
Joe A. Palmer $2,662

Scorecards

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.

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2013

In 2013, the Idaho State Legislature was in session from January 7 through April 4.[13]

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

2012

In 2012, the Idaho State Legislature was in session from January 9 through March 29.[14]

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.[15] Palmer received a score of 107 points in the 2013 index, ranking 8th out of 70 members of the Idaho House of Representatives that were evaluated for the study.

Personal

Palmer and his wife, Leslie, have four children.

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