|Idaho State Senate District 24|
|2010 - Present|
|December 1, 2014|
|Years in position||3|
|Per diem||$122/day outside Boise, $49/day otherwise|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|First elected||November 2, 2010|
|Next election||November 4, 2014|
|Twin Falls City Council|
|2008 - Present|
|Bachelor's||Brigham Young University|
|Service/branch||United States Air Force|
Heider earned his B.S. in Youth Leadership from Brigham Young University and his M.P.A. from Ball State University. His professional experience includes working as a real estate broker and owning a flooring company.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Heider served on the following committees:
|Idaho Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Health and Welfare, Chair|
|• Resources and Environment|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Heider served on these committees:
|Idaho Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Health and Welfare|
|• Resources and Environment|
|• Joint Finance-Appropriations|
- See also: Idaho State Senate elections, 2012
Heider won election in the 2012 election for Idaho State Senate District 24. Heider ran unopposed in the Republican primary on May 15 and defeated Pat Marcantonio (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.
|Idaho State Senate, District 24, General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Lee Heider Incumbent||64.3%||10,003|
- See also: Idaho State Senate elections, 2010
Heider defeated incumbent Charles Coiner in the Republican primary on May 25 by a margin of 2,630-1,965. Coiner was seeking his fourth term. Heider was unopposed in the general election on November 2, 2010.
|Idaho State Senate, District 24 (2010)|
|Lee Heider (R)||8,566||100.0%|
Comprehensive donor information for Heider is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Heider raised a total of $36,730 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 30, 2013.
|Lee Heider's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Idaho State Senate, District 24||$24,708|
|2010||Idaho State Senate, District 24||$12,022|
|Grand Total Raised||$36,730|
2012Heider won re-election to the Idaho State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Heider raised a total of $24,708.
|Idaho State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Lee Heider's campaign in 2012|
|Idaho Farm Bureau||$1,250|
|Idaho Health Care Association||$1,250|
|Senate Republican Pac of Idaho||$1,000|
|Davis, Bart M||$1,000|
|Total Raised in 2012||$24,708|
|Source:Follow the Money|
In 2010, Heider raised $12,022 in contributions. 
His two largest contributors were:
|Idaho Farm Bureau||$2,000|
|Heider, Darrell A||$1,869|
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. Heider received a score of -66 points in the 2013 index, ranking 21st out of 35 members of the Idaho State Senate that were evaluated for the study.
Heider is married and has six children.
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- Campaign website
- Senate website
- Project Vote Smart biography
- Project Vote Smart legislative profile
- Campaign contributions: 2012, 2010
- ↑ Mitt Romney for President, "Mitt Romney Announces Support of Idaho Elected Officials," February 8, 2012
- ↑ Idaho Secretary of State – Elections Division, “November 6, 2012 General Election Results,” accessed December 27, 2012
- ↑ Idaho Secretary of State, "2012 primary election results," May 15, 2012
- ↑ Heider unseats Coiner
- ↑ Idaho Secretary of State - 2010 General Election Results
- ↑ followthemoney.org, "Heider, Lee," accessed August 30, 2013
- ↑ 2010 contributions
- ↑ Idaho Freedom Foundation "2013 Freedom Index," Accessed August 19, 2013
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