Patrick McDonald

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Patrick McDonald
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Idaho House of Representatives, District 15B
In office
January 14, 2014-Present
Term ends
November 30, 2016
Years in position 1
Base salary$16,438/year
Per diem$122/day outside Boise, $49/day otherwise
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
AppointedJanuary 14, 2014
Appointed byGov. Butch Otter
Term limitsN/A
Place of birthSalt Lake City, UT
Office website
Patrick McDonald is a Republican member of the Idaho House of Representatives, representing District 15B. He was first appointed to the chamber on January 14, 2014, by Gov. Butch Otter.[1]


McDonald earned his B.S and M.S. from Idaho State University. His professional experience includes working for the Idaho State Police and as a United States Marshal.

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, McDonald served on the following committees:

Idaho Committee Assignments, 2015
Judiciary, Rules, and Administration
Transportation and Defense



See also: Idaho House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Idaho House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election took place on May 20, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 14, 2014. John Hart was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while incumbent Patrick McDonald defeated Jason Joel Robinson in the Republican primary. Hart was defeated by McDonald in the general election.[2][3][4]

Idaho House of Representatives, District 15B, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngPatrick McDonald Incumbent 56.8% 7,045
     Democratic John Hart 43.2% 5,358
Total Votes 12,403
Idaho House of Representatives, District 15B Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngPatrick Incumbent 65.2% 1,978
Jason Joel Robinson 34.8% 1,058
Total Votes 3,036


McDonald and his wife, Sarah Jane, have three children.


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Political offices
Preceded by
Mark Patterson (R)
Idaho House of Representatives District 15B
January 2014-Present
Succeeded by