Marc Gibbs

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Marc Gibbs
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Idaho House of Representatives District 32A
Incumbent
In office
2008-Present
Term ends
December 1, 2014
Years in position 6
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$16,438/year
Per diem$122/day outside Boise, $49/day otherwise
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2008
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sUtah State University
Personal
ProfessionOwner, Gibbs Farms, Limited Liability Company
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Marc Gibbs is a Republican member of the Idaho House of Representatives, representing District 32A. He was first elected to the chamber in 2008.

Biography

Gibbs earned his B.S. in Finance from Utah State University. His professional experience includes owning a farm.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Idaho Committee Assignments, 2013
Resources and Conservation, Vice Chair
Appropriations
Transportation and Defense
Joint Finance-Appropriations

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Issues

Presidential preference

2012

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

Marc Gibbs endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [1]

Campaign themes

2014

Gibbs' website highlights the following campaign themes:[2]

Our Local Economy

  • Excerpt: "Phosphate is a one word answer to the local economy. The local economy in District 32 is driven by the phosphate industry. We are blessed with huge phosphate ore reserves. I will continue to promote environmentally safe mining and production in our district."

Our State Budget

  • Excerpt: "I will support maintaining reserves for the future. I am happy to report that we were able to reinstate some of the programs that we had to reduce or eliminate. All state employees received a raise this year. I continue to have the goal of serving on the Joint Finance and Appropriation committee."

Jobs and the Economy

  • Excerpt: "We in Idaho are fortunate to have many attributes that appeal to new businesses. We have a young well trained labor force that is ready to go to work. We have a balanced budget and therefore, don’t have a lot of debit that must be repaid. We must work to attract new business to locate in Idaho."

Improving Education

  • Excerpt: "I believe that education reform is a must, however, I also believe that we will always rely on great teachers in the classroom."

Transportation in Idaho

  • Excerpt: "The need is clear, however, the question remains as to how to fund the increased spending among all users. I will continue to explore ways to improve the road system with the cost being shared by all users."

Elections

2014

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. Alice Stevenson was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while incumbent Marc Gibbs was unopposed in the Republican primary. Stevenson will face Gibbs in the general election.[3][4][5]

2012

See also: Idaho House of Representatives elections, 2012

Gibbs won re-election in the 2012 election for Idaho House of Representatives. Due to redistricting, he ran in District 32A. He was unopposed in the Republican primary and defeated Bob Fitzgerald (D)[6] in the general election on November 6, 2012.[7][8]

Idaho House of Representatives, District 32A, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMarc Gibbs Incumbent 79.1% 15,328
     Democratic Bob Fitzgerald 20.9% 4,058
Total Votes 19,386

2010

See also:Idaho House of Representatives elections, 2010

Gibbs won re-election to District Seat 31A in 2010 with no opposition. He ran unopposed in the Republican primary on May 25th. The general election took place on November 2, 2010.[9]

Idaho House of Representatives, District 31A (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Marc Gibbs (R) 12,238 100.0%

2008

On November 4, 2008, Republican Marc Gibbs won the election to the Idaho House of Representatives District 31A receiving 15,474 votes. He ran unopposed.[10]

Idaho House of Representatives, District 31A (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Marc Gibbs (R) 15,474


Campaign donors

2012

Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.

2010

In 2010, a year in which Gibbs was up for re-election, he collected $8,900 in donations.[11]

His largest contributors in 2010 were:

Idaho House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Marc Gibbs's campaign in 2010
Jr Simplot Co$1,050
Monsanto$1,000
Anheuser-Busch$800
Idaho Farm Bureau$750
The Regence Group$750
Total Raised in 2010 $8,900

2008

In 2008, Gibbs raised $35,404.

Listed below are those who contributed the most to his campaign.[12]


Donor Amount
Marcus J. Gibbs $9,372
Marc Gibbs $2,920
John Makoff $1,500
Valley Implement $1,000
Idaho Republican Party $1,000
Afton Gibbs $1,000
Nichols Farms $1,000
Idaho Pac $1,000
Associated Logging Contractors Idaho $1,000

Scorecards

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

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2013

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."

2012

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] Gibbs received a score of -42 points in the 2013 index, ranking 57th out of 70 members of the Idaho House of Representatives that were evaluated for the study.

Personal

Gibbs and his wife, Bonne, have two children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Janice McGeachin (R)
Idaho House of Representatives District 32A
2012–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Idaho House of Representatives District 31A
2008–2012
Succeeded by
Neil Anderson (R)