|Idaho State Senate District 19|
|2008 - 2012|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 2, 2010|
|Idaho House of Representatives|
|2004 - 2008|
|Bachelor's||University of California, Berkeley|
|Master's||University of Montana (1990)|
|Other||San Francisco State University|
|Birthday||February 8, 1964|
|Place of birth||Colorado|
Nicole LeFavour is a former Democratic member of the Idaho State Senate, representing District 19 from 2008 to 2012. LeFavour was a 2012 Democratic candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 2nd Congressional District of Idaho.
LeFavour graduated from the University of California with her Bachelor's degree in cognitive performance in 1987. LeFavour earned her teaching credentials from San Francisco State University in 1988. LeFavour earned her master's degree in writing from the University of Montana in 1990.
In addition to being a Senator, LeFavour is a teacher in Idaho's public schools.
Before becoming a Senator, LeFavour was a member of the Idaho House of Representatives from 2004 to 2008. LeFavour was also a volunteer coordinator to defeat a statewide anti-gay ballot measure in 1994.
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, LeFavour served on these committees:
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, LeFavour served on these committees:
- Joint Finance-Appropriations Committee
- Commerce and Human Resources
- Finance Committee.
- Health and Welfare
Idaho State Senate
- See also: Idaho State Senate elections, 2012
LeFavour did not run for re-election in 2012.
LeFavour ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent Idaho's 2nd District. LeFavour won the nomination on the Democratic ticket. LeFavour defeated Jack Wayne Chappell in the Democratic primary. Incumbent Mike Simpson and M.C. Heileson ran in the Republican primary, with Simpson winning the Republican nomination. Candidates wishing to run were required to file by the signature filing deadline of March 9, 2012. The primary elections were held on May 15, 2012. She was defeated by incumbent Michael K. Simpson in the general election on November 6, 2012.
|U.S. House, Idaho District 2 General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Mike Simpson Incumbent||65.1%||207,412|
|Write-in (Democratic)||Jack Wayne Chappell (Write-in)||0.1%||235|
|Source: Idaho Secretary of State "November 6, 2012 General Election Results"|
|Idaho's 2nd Congressional District Democratic Primary, 2012|
|Jack Wayne Chappell||15.9%||1,997|
- See also: Idaho State Senate elections, 2010
|Idaho State Senate, District 19 (2010)|
|Nicole LeFavour (D)||10,246||68.8%|
|Debra S. Miller (R)||4,655||31.2%|
On November 4, 2008, LaFavour won the election for the Idaho State Senate, District 19 receiving 71.3% of the vote (15,163 votes), ahead of Republican Chuck Meissner who received 28.7% of the vote (6,111 votes).
|Idaho State Senate, District 19 (2008)|
|Nicole LaFavour (D)||15,163||71.3%|
|Chuck Meissner (R)||6,111||28.7%|
|U.S. House, Idaho, District 2, 2012 - Nicole LeFavour Campaign Contributions|
|Total Raised by Election Winner||$1,200,026|
|Total Spent by Election Winner||$1,192,871|
|Top contributors to Nicole LeFavour's campaign committee|
|Intl Brotherhood of Electrical Workers||$10,000|
|Communications Workers of America||$5,000|
|City of Boise, ID||$3,500|
|Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee|
|Food & Beverage||$7,728|
|Building Trade Unions||$7,500|
In 2010, LeFavour received $16,105 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.
|Idaho State Senate 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Nicole LeFavour's campaign in 2010|
|Idaho Education Association||$2,000|
|Beck, Elizabeth Drake||$500|
|Coeur D Alene Tribe||$500|
|Total Raised in 2010||$16,105|
In 2008, LeFavour collected $39,172 in donations.
Her four largest contributors were:
|Idaho Education Association||$2,000|
|Ronald M. Ansin||$1,000|
LeFavour is in a civil union with Carol Growoski and lives in Boise, Idaho.
- Sen. LeFavour's website
- Official Idaho Senate website
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2008, 2006, 2004
- Nicole LeFavour on Facebook
- Nicole LeFavour on Twitter
- Nicole LeFavour on LinkedIn
- Politico, "2012 Election Map, Idaho"
- Idaho Senate, Members of Idaho senate standing committees
- Idaho Secretary of State, "2012 Primary Candidates" accessed April 30, 2012
- Idaho Secretary of State "2012 Primary Results"
- Idaho Reporter, "GOP gain in Idaho House could trigger policy changes," November 3, 2010
- Idaho Secretary of State, "Idaho Senate official election results for 2008," November 4, 2008
- OpenSecrets, "2012 Election" accessed March 21, 2013
- Follow the Money, "2010 candidate contributions," accessed April 16, 2014
- LeFavour Campaign Donors
|Idaho State Senate District 19
| Succeeded by|
Cherie Buckner-Webb (D)