Linden B. Bateman
|Linden B. Bateman|
|Idaho House of Representatives District 33B|
|December 1, 2014|
|Years in position||3|
|Per diem||$122/day outside Boise, $49/day otherwise|
|Elections and appointments|
|First elected||November 2, 2010|
|Next election||November 6, 2012|
|Bachelor's||Brigham Young University|
|Place of birth||Salt Lake City, UT|
Bateman earned her B.S. in Political Science from Brigham Young University. Her professional experience includes working as a student teacher supervisor for Idaho State University and Brigham Young University-Idaho.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Bateman served on the following committees:
|Idaho Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Judiciary, Rules, and Administration|
|• Transportation and Defense|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Bateman served on these committees:
|Idaho Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Judiciary, Rules and Administration|
|• Transportation and Defense|
Bateman's campaign website lists the following issues:
- Excerpt: "Idaho’s use of income, property and sales taxes “the three-legged stool” has been recognized as among the best balanced in the county. Even so, we should continually seek improvements in the structure and seek the most efficient use of each tax dollar. Ideally, the property tax should be used only for property related services."
- Excerpt: "We need to find good teachers and let them teach without bureaucratic fuss. There is too much federal involvement in education. No Child Left Behind has thrown our system off balance by ignoring such subjects as history, government, and the arts, all of which are important for the stability of a great nation. Too much testing weakens student creativity."
- Excerpt: "We must conserve our natural resources and manage our public lands for the benefit of all our citizens and for future generations. Idaho must never become like some places in Europe where access to open spaces is limited and where only the rich can hunt and fish."
- STATES RIGHTS
- Excerpt: "The 10th Amendment provides that powers not delegated to the national government are left to the states. By stretching or twisting a few general phrases in the Constitution, the federal government has expanded its powers in such areas as public education, agriculture, healthcare, welfare, the legalization of abortion, etc."
- Excerpt: "Our morals and our family values are disintegrating. Our Constitution, our factories, our dollar and our borders are disintegrating. Our bloated and often intrusive federal government now borrows 42 cents of every dollar it spends. Coarseness, vulgarity and casualness have invaded our culture as never before, often condoned and even nourished by our political and judicial leaders."
Students at Idaho's four-year universities will pay more in tuition in 2011-2012. Data shows that while state appropriations for higher education have been up and down in the last decade, hikes in student fees have been consistent.
Bateman said that students paying more for their college experience is only a product of a poor economy.
“The problem is that we have this bleak economy and we can’t ask taxpayers to come up with more,” Bateman said. “The revenue is just not there.”
Democratic Rep. Brian Cronin says the trend shows the state’s inability to commit to stable and adequate funding for colleges and universities.
“This latest tuition increase is a logical consequence of a decade-long disinvestment into higher education,” said Cronin. “I think it’s a significant problem.”
Bateman won re-election in the 2012 election for Idaho House of Representatives District 33B. He defeated David Lyon in the Republican primary and defeated Henry De Angelis (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.
|Idaho House of Representatives, District 33B, General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Linden B. Bateman Incumbent||63.4%||10,690|
|Democratic||Henry De Angelis||36.6%||6,164|
|Idaho House of Representatives District 33B Republican Primary, 2012|
|Linden B. Bateman Incumbent||75.6%||2,680|
|Idaho House of Representatives, District 33B (2010)|
|Linden B. Bateman (R)||6,036||59.1%|
|John McGimpsey (D)||4,174||40.9%|
Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.
In 2010, a year in which Bateman was up for re-election, she collected $15,350 in donations.
His largest contributors in 2010 were:
|Idaho House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Linden B. Bateman's campaign in 2010|
|Idaho Republican Party State Central Cmte||$1,000|
|House Republican Caucus||$1,000|
|Bonneville County Republican Party Central Cmte||$1,000|
|Davis, Bart M||$1,000|
|Winning For Idaho||$750|
|Total Raised in 2010||$15,350|
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. Bateman received a score of 36 points in the 2013 index, ranking 29th out of 70 members of the Idaho House of Representatives that were evaluated for the study.
Bateman and his wife, Deann, have three children.
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- Campaign website
- House website
- Project Vote Smart biography
- Project Vote Smart legislative profile
- Campaign contributions: 2010
- ↑ Linden Bateman, accessed October 20, 2012
- ↑ "Tuition hikes reflect trend of students paying greater share of college costs," Idaho Reporter , April 26th, 2011
- ↑ Mitt Romney for President, "Mitt Romney Announces Support of Idaho Elected Officials," February 8, 2012
- ↑ Idaho Secretary of State, "2012 primary election results," May 15, 2012
- ↑ Idaho Secretary of State, "Primary Candidate List," accessed April 6, 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 Secretary of State - 2010 General election results
- ↑ 2010 campaign contributions
- ↑ Idaho Freedom Foundation "2013 Freedom Index," Accessed August 19, 2013
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