Maxine Bell

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Maxine Bell
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Idaho House of Representatives District 25A
Incumbent
In office
1988-Present
Term ends
December 1, 2014
Years in position 26
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$16,438/year
Per diem$122/day outside Boise, $49/day otherwise
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected1988
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Associate'sCollege of Southern Idaho
Personal
BirthdayAugust 6, 1931
Place of birthLogan, UT
ProfessionRetired Farmer
ReligionLDS
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Maxine T. Bell (b. August 6, 1931) is a Republican member of the Idaho House of Representatives, representing District 25A. She was first elected to the chamber in 1988.

Bell earned her B.S. from Idaho State University. Her professional experience includes working as a farmer and school librarian.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Idaho Committee Assignments, 2013
Appropriations, Chair
Joint Finance-Appropriations, Co-Chair
Agricultural Affairs
Joint Legislative Oversight

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Issues

Presidential preference

2012

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

Maxine Bell endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [1]

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 take place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 14, 2014. Incumbent Maxine T. Bell was unopposed in the Republican primary and is unchallenged in the general election.[2][3][4]

2012

See also: Idaho House of Representatives elections, 2012

Bell won re-election in the 2012 election for Idaho House of Representatives. Due to redistricting, she ran in District 25A. She was unopposed in the Republican primary and was unopposed in the general election on November 6, 2012.[5][6][7]

Idaho House of Representatives, District 25A, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMaxine Bell Incumbent 100% 14,035
Total Votes 14,035

2010

See also:Idaho House of Representatives elections, 2010

Bell won re-election to District Seat 26B in 2010 against Democrat Cindy Shotswell. She ran unopposed in the Republican primary on May 25th. The general election took place on November 2, 2010.[8]

Idaho House of Representatives, District 26B (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Maxine Bell (R) 7,465 79.3%
Cindy Shotwell (D) 1,950 20.7%

2008

On November 4, 2008, Republican Maxine Bell won re-election to the Idaho House of Representatives District 26B receiving 11,741 votes. She ran unopposed.[9]

Idaho House of Representatives, District 26B (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Maxine Bell (R) 11,741

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Bell is available dating back to 1990. Based on available campaign finance records, Bell raised a total of $75,585 during that time period. This information was last updated on December 12, 2013.[10]

Maxine Bell's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Idaho House, District 25A Won $10,300
2010 Idaho House, District 24B Won $14,667
2008 Idaho House, District 24B Won $11,850
2006 Idaho House, District 24B Won $8,600
2004 Idaho House, District 24B Won $5,550
2002 Idaho House, District 24B Won $4,050
2000 Idaho House, District 24B Won $8,153
1998 Idaho House, District 24B Won $755
1996 Idaho House, District 24B Won $1,550
1994 Idaho House, District 24B Won $6,665
1992 Idaho House, District 24B Won $790
1990 Idaho House, District 24D Won $2,655
Grand Total Raised $75,585

2012

Bell won re-election to the Idaho House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Bell raised a total of $10,300.
Idaho House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Maxine Bell's campaign in 2012
Idaho Farm Bureau$1,250
JR Simplot Co.$800
Select Health$500
Idaho Association of Realtors$500
Hecla Mining Co.$500
Total Raised in 2012$10,300
Source:Follow the Money

2010

In 2010, a year in which Bell was up for re-election, he collected $14,667 in donations.[11]

His largest contributors in 2010 were:

Idaho House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Maxine Bell's campaign in 2010
Idaho Farm Bureau$2,000
Idaho Association Of Realtors$1,000
Qwest Communications$700
Corrections Corp Of America$500
Idaho Soft Drink Association$500
Total Raised in 2010 $14,667

2008

In 2008, Bell raised $11,850.

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


Donor Amount
Idaho Farm Bureau $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]

2012

In 2012, the Idaho State Legislature was in session from January 9 through March 29.[14]

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] Bell received a score of -28 points in the 2013 index, ranking 46th out of 70 members of the Idaho House of Representatives that were evaluated for the study.

Personal

Bell and her husband, Jack, have one child.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Wendy Jaquet (D)
Idaho House of Representatives District 25A
2012–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Idaho House of Representatives District 26B
1988–2012
Succeeded by
Donna Pence (D)