Luke Malek

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Luke Malek
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Idaho House of Representatives District 4A
In office
December 1, 2012-Present
Term ends
December 1, 2014
Years in position 2
Base salary$16,438/year
Per diem$122/day outside Boise, $49/day otherwise
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sPolitics and Economics, Music, Albertson College of Idaho (2004)
J.D.University of Idaho College of Law (2010)
Office website
Luke Malek is a Republican member of the Idaho House of Representatives, representing District 4A. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Committee assignments


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

Idaho Committee Assignments, 2013
Health and Welfare
Judiciary, Rules, and Administration
Local Government


Campaign themes


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

  • Jobs, Jobs, Jobs
Excerpt: "Luke believes that business owners have the best knowledge to create jobs, they just need government out of the way. Uncertainty from tax increases and massive legislative agendas hinder the ability of business owners to take risks. This means less jobs."
  • It’s about the economy…
Excerpt: "Leadership can provide a path for economic prosperity. By limiting regulatory roadblocks to growth, listening to the needs of business owners and preserving the values that Idahoans hold dear, Idaho will pull through the tough times we face and come out on top."
  • Improving our future by providing for our children’s education
Excerpt: "Idaho needs to think outside of the box to provide a second-to-none education to our children without bankrupting the taxpayer. We have begun to do that here in Idaho, but much more can be done."



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. Incumbent Lucas "Luke" Malek defeated Toby Schindelbeck in the Republican primary and is unchallenged in the general election.[2][3]

Idaho House of Representatives, District 4A Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngLuke Malek Incumbent 52.7% 1,751
Toby Schindelbeck 47.3% 1,571
Total Votes 3,322


See also: Idaho House of Representatives elections, 2012

Malek won election in the 2012 election for Idaho House of Representatives District 4A. He defeated Jeff Ames in the Republican primary on May 15 and defeated Janet Callen (D) and Ray J. Writz (C) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[4][5][6]

Idaho House of Representatives, District 4A, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngLuke Malek 57.5% 10,417
     Democratic Janet Callen 38.7% 7,016
     Constitution Ray J. Writz 3.8% 681
Total Votes 18,114
Idaho House of Representatives District 4A Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngLuke Malek 65.5% 1,959
Jeff Ames 34.5% 1,032
Total Votes 2,991

Campaign donors


Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.


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

Legislative scorecards are used to evaluate elected public officials based on voting record. Some scorecards are created by political advocacy groups with a focus on specific issues, while others are developed by newspapers and are broad in scope. Scorecards are meant to be used as a tool for voters to have a quick picture of whether their views align with a particular legislator's record.

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

Please see our writing guidelines if you would like to add results from an individual scorecard to this legislator's profile.


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

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.[8]

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.[9] Malek received a score of -31 points in the 2013 index, ranking 49th out of 70 members of the Idaho House of Representatives that were evaluated for the study.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Marge Chadderdon (R)
Idaho House of Representatives District 4A
Succeeded by