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Kathleen Sims

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Kathleen Sims
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Idaho House of Representatives District 4B
In office
Term ends
December 1, 2014
Years in position 4
Base salary$16,116/year
Per diem$122/day outside Boise, $49/day otherwise
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Idaho State Senate
Associate'sNorth Idaho Junior College
BirthdayJune 6, 1942
Place of birthSpokane, WA
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Kathleen Sims (b. June 6, 1942) is a Republican member of the Idaho House of Representatives, representing District 4B. She previously served in the Idaho State Senate from 2001 to 2002. since 2010.

Sims' professional experience includes owning a Honda dealership.Junior College.

Committee assignments


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

Idaho Committee Assignments, 2013
Local Government, Vice Chair
Judiciary, Rules, and Administration
State Affairs


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



See also: Idaho House of Representatives elections, 2014

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. Anne Nesse is unopposed in the Democratic primary, while incumbent Kathleen Sims will face Elmer "Rick" Currie in the Republican primary.[1]


See also:Idaho House of Representatives elections, 2012

Sims won re-election to the Idaho House of Representatives in 2012. She was unopposed in the Republican primary on May 15[2] and defeated Anne L. Nesse (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[3]

Idaho House of Representatives, District 4B, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngKathleen Sims Incumbent 56.8% 10,373
     Democratic Anne L. Nesse 43.2% 7,903
Total Votes 18,276


See also:Idaho House of Representatives elections, 2010

Sims was unopposed in the primary on May 25th. She defeated Democrat Paula Marano in the general election on November 2, 2010.[4]

Idaho House of Representatives, District 4B (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent

Green check mark transparent.png Kathleen Sims (R) 7,242 58.1%
Paula Marano (D) 5,230 41.9%

Campaign donors


Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.


In 2010, a year in which Sims was up for re-election, she collected $21,564 in donations.[5]

His largest contributors in 2010 were:


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.[6] Sims received a score of 134 points in the 2013 index, ranking 2nd out of 70 members of the Idaho House of Representatives that were evaluated for the study.


Sims has two children.

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Preceded by
George Sayler
Idaho House of Representatives District 4B
Succeeded by