Julie Van Orden
|Julie Van Orden|
|Idaho House of Representatives District 31B|
|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|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Place of birth||Pocatello, ID|
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Orden served on the following committees:
|Idaho Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Agricultural Affairs|
|• Commerce and Human Resources|
Van Orden's campaign website listed the following issues:
- Idaho Agriculture for Economic Stability
- Excerpt: "In Idaho we protect our land and natural resources. Extremist environmental and animal rights agendas have no place in our state. Environmental lawsuits are putting our ranchers and farmers out of business by increasing production costs and disallowing productivity. Idaho decision makers must be willing to do all they can to curb this extreme, destabilizing agenda."
- Education Reform
- Excerpt: "Through the years as I volunteered in the classrooms throughout my school district I became aware of the demands and mandates enforced on teachers and administrators. It seemed to me that there was never a reduction in what was required, just a replacement or addition. With the increased amounts of technical knowledge and skills that teachers will be receiving, I would like to make it possible for them to rid their plates of the amount of requirements that have been building up over time."
Elections for the office of Idaho House of Representatives will consist of a primary election on May 20, 2014, and a general election on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 3, 2014. Incumbent Julie Van Orden is unopposed in the Republican primary.
Van Orden won election in the 2012 election for Idaho House of Representatives District 31B. She defeated District 28B incumbent Jim Marriott in the Republican primary on May 15, 2012 and defeated Jeannie M. James (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.
|Idaho House of Representatives, District 31B, General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Julie Van Orden||75.8%||12,989|
|Democratic||Jeannie M. James||24.2%||4,148|
|Idaho House of Representatives District 31B Republican Primary, 2012|
|Julie Van Orden||62.4%||3,891|
Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.
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. Van Orden received a score of -17 points in the 2013 index, ranking 39th out of 70 members of the Idaho House of Representatives that were evaluated for the study.
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- Rep. Van Orden's website
- Campaign Website
- Julie Van Orden on Facebook
- Profile from Open States
- Project Vote Smart profile
- Julie Van Orden, "Issues," accessed October 20, 2012
- Idaho Secretary of State, "Official candidate list," accessed March 18, 2014
- Idaho Secretary of State, "2012 primary election results," accessed May 15, 2012
- Idaho Secretary of State, "Primary Candidate List," accessed April 12, 2012
- Idaho Secretary of State Election Division, "May 15, 2012 Primary Election Results," accessed 6 July 2012
- Idaho Secretary of State – Elections Division, “November 6, 2012 General Election Results,” accessed December 27, 2012
- Idaho Freedom Foundation "2013 Freedom Index," accessed August 19, 2013
Thomas Loertscher (R)
|Idaho House of Representatives District 31B
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