Les Bock

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Les Bock
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Idaho State Senate District 16
Former member
In office
2008 - 2014
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Idaho House of Representatives
2006 - 2008
Bachelor'sUniversity of California, Davis
J.D.University of California, San Francisco
Place of birthRolette, North Dakota
Personal website
Campaign website
Court Information:
Idaho Fourth Judicial District
Candidate 2014:
Candidate for:  4th District Court
Position:  Greenwood seat
State:  Idaho
Election information 2014:
Incumbent:  No
Primary date:  5/20/2014
Primary vote:  44.2%DefeatedD
Leslie "Les" Bock is a former Democratic member of the Idaho State Senate, representing District 16 from 2008 to 2014. He previously served in the Idaho House of Representatives from 2006 to 2008. Bock did not seek re-election in 2014 and instead ran for a seat on the Idaho Fourth Judicial District bench.


Bock earned his B.S. and J.D. from the University of California-Berkeley. His professional experience includes working as a partner at a law firm.

Committee assignments


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

Idaho Committee Assignments, 2013
Health and Welfare
Judiciary and Rules
Joint Legislative Oversight


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


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


Campaign themes


Bock's campaign website listed the following issues:[1]

  • Support economic development opportunities
  • Promote sustainable job growth
  • Strengthen our educational system
  • Maintain our quality of life



See also: Idaho judicial elections, 2014
Bock ran for election to the Fourth Judicial District.
Primary: He was defeated in the primary on May 20, 2014, receiving 44.2 percent of the vote. He competed against incumbent Richard Greenwood.[2][3]


See also: Idaho State Senate elections, 2012

Bock won election in the 2012 election for Idaho State Senate District 16. Bock was unopposed in the Democratic primary on May 15 and defeated Joan Cloonan (R) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[4][5]

Idaho State Senate, District 16, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngLes Bock Incumbent 57.3% 10,897
     Republican Joan Cloonan 42.7% 8,135
Total Votes 19,032


See also: Idaho State Senate elections, 2010

Bock had no opposition in the May 25 primary. He ran against Bill Eisenbarth in the general election on November 2, 2010, defeating him.[6]

Idaho State Senate, District 16 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Les Bock (D) 6,081 53.7%
Bill Eisenbarth (R) 5,238 46.3%


See also: Idaho State Senate elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Democrat Bock won the election for the Idaho State Senate, District 16 receiving 9,615 votes, ahead of Republican Christ Troupis(8,036).[7]

Idaho State Senate, District 16 (2008)
Candidates Votes Percent
Les Bock (D) 9,615 57.6%
Christ Troupis (R) 7,066 42.4%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Bock is available dating back to 1992. Based on available campaign finance records, Bock raised a total of $153,177 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 30, 2013.[8]

Les Bock's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Idaho State Senate, District 16 Won $25,565
2010 Idaho State Senate, District 16 Won $20,949
2008 Idaho State Senate, District 16 Won $49,394
2006 Idaho State House, District 16B Won $53,951
1992 Idaho State Senate, District 13 Defeated $3,318
Grand Total Raised $153,177


Bock won re-election to the Idaho State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Bock raised a total of $25,565.


In 2010, Bock received $20,949 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[9]


In 2008, Bock collected $49,394 in donations.[10]

His four largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Idaho Education Association $2,000
Professional Fire Fighters of Idaho $1,500
Chasan and Walton $1,000
William L. Mauk $1,000


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

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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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In 2013, the Idaho State Legislature was in session from January 7 through April 4.[11]

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.[12]

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.[13] Bock received a score of -72 points in the 2013 index, ranking 28th out of 35 members of the Idaho State Senate that were evaluated for the study.


Bock is married.

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Preceded by
Idaho State Senate District 16
Succeeded by
Grant Burgoyne (D)