Linden B. Bateman

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Linden B. Bateman
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Idaho House of Representatives District 33B
In office
Term ends
December 1, 2014
Years in position 4
Base salary$16,438/year
Per diem$122/day outside Boise, $49/day otherwise
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sBrigham Young University
Place of birthSalt Lake City, UT
Office website
Campaign website
Linden Bateman is a Republican member of the Idaho House of Representatives, representing District 33B. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010 and served another term from 1977 to 1986.


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.

Committee assignments


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:


Tuition hikes

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.”[1]

Presidential preference


See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Linden B. Bateman endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [2]

Campaign themes


Bateman's website highlights the following campaign themes:[3]

  • Pro Family
  • Pro Life
  • Pro State’s Rights
  • Pro Education
  • Pro Nuclear Energy
  • Pro Wildlife
  • Pro Conservation
  • Pro Gun Ownership



See also: Idaho House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Idaho House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election took place May 20, 2014. The general election will be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 14, 2014. Jim De Angelis was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while incumbent Linden B. Bateman was unopposed in the Republican primary. De Angelis will face Bateman in the general election.[4][5][6]


See also: Idaho House of Representatives elections, 2012

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)[7] in the general election on November 6, 2012.[8][9][10]

Idaho House of Representatives, District 33B, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngLinden B. Bateman Incumbent 63.4% 10,690
     Democratic Henry De Angelis 36.6% 6,164
Total Votes 16,854
Idaho House of Representatives District 33B Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngLinden B. Bateman Incumbent 75.6% 2,680
David Lyon 24.4% 863
Total Votes 3,543


See also:Idaho House of Representatives elections, 2010

Bateman was unopposed in the primary on May 25th. She defeated Democrat John McGimpsey in the general election on November 2, 2010.[11]

Idaho House of Representatives, District 33B (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Linden B. Bateman (R) 6,036 59.1%
John McGimpsey (D) 4,174 40.9%

Campaign donors


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.[12]

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


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.

An overview for scorecards in all 50 states can be found on this page. To contribute to the list of Idaho scorecards, email suggestions to

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In 2013, the Idaho State Legislature was in session from January 7 through April 4.[13]

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.[14]

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.[15] 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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Preceded by
Russ Matthews
Idaho House of Representatives District 33B
Succeeded by