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Patti Anne Lodge

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Patti Anne Lodge
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Idaho State Senate District 11
Incumbent
In office
2000 - Present
Term ends
December 1, 2014
Years in position 14
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$16,116/year
Per diem$122/day outside Boise, $49/day otherwise
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 2000
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sMarylhurst University (1964)
Personal
BirthdayJuly 29, 1942
Place of birthPittsburgh, Pennsylvania
ProfessionPresident, Wind Ridge Vineyards
ReligionCatholic
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Patti Anne Lodge (b. July 29, 1942) is a Republican member of the Idaho State Senate, representing District 11. She was first elected to the chamber in 2000.

Lodge earned her B.S. from Marylhurst University in 1964. Her professional experience includes working as a teacher, consultant to Catholic schools, and president of a vineyard.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Idaho Committee Assignments, 2013
Judiciary and Rules, Chair
Health and Welfare
State Affairs

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2014

See also: Idaho State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Idaho State Senate will consist of a primary election on May 20, 2014, and a general election on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 3, 2014. Rita Burns is unopposed in the Democratic primary, while incumbent Patti Anne Lodge will face Gregory L. Collett and Steve A. Kren in the Republican primary.[1]

2012

See also: Idaho State Senate elections, 2012

Lodge won election in the 2012 election for Idaho State Senate District 11. Redistricting placed Lodge into District 11 with incumbent Melinda Smyser (R), leading to a potential 2012 faceoff between the two. However, Smyser decided not to run for re-election, leaving Lodge in the Republican primary against Maurice Clements.[2] Lodge defeated Clements in the primary and defeated Victoria Brown (D) in the November 6 general election.[3][4]

Idaho State Senate, District 11, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngPatti Anne Lodge Incumbent 75.9% 12,872
     Democratic Victoria Brown 24.1% 4,092
Total Votes 16,964
Idaho State Senate District 11 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngPatti Anne Lodge Incumbent 59.8% 3,469
Maurice Clements 40.2% 2,331
Total Votes 5,800

2010

See also: Idaho State Senate elections, 2010

Lodge had no opposition in the May 25 primary. She ran against Chris Breshears in the general election on November 2, 2010, defeating him.[5]

Idaho State Senate, District 13
2010 General election results
Candidates Votes Percent


Green check mark transparent.png Patti Ann Lodge (R) 12,711 78.5
Chris Breshears (D) 3,487 21.5%

2008

On November 4, 2008, Republican Lodge won re-election to the Idaho State Senate District 13 receiving 16,269 votes, ahead of Democrat Dan Romero(6,028).[6]


Idaho State Senate, District 13 (2008)
Candidates Votes Percent


Patti Anne Lodge (R) 16,269 73.0%
Dan Romero (D) 6,028 27.0%


Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Lodge is available dating back to 2000. Based on available campaign finance records, Lodge raised a total of $238,886 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 30, 2013.[7]

Patti Anne Lodge's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Idaho State Senate, District 11 Won $66,029
2010 Idaho State Senate, District 13 Won $29,050
2008 Idaho State Senate, District 13 Won $31,600
2006 Idaho State Senate, District 13 Won $24,285
2004 Idaho State Senate, District 13 Won $23,445
2002 Idaho State Senate, District 13 Won $25,355
2000 Idaho State Senate, District 11 Won $39,122
Grand Total Raised $238,886

2012

Lodge won re-election to the Idaho State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Lodge raised a total of $66,029.

2010

In 2010, Lodge received $29,050 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[8]

2008

In 2008, Lodge collected $31,600 in donations.[9]

Her four largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Canyon County Rebublican Central CMTE $2,000
Jr. Simplot Co. $1,800
Idaho Republican Party $1,500
Idaho Association of Realtors $1,500

Scorecards

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.[10] Lodge received a score of -66 points in the 2013 index, ranking 22nd out of 35 members of the Idaho State Senate that were evaluated for the study.

Personal

Lodge and her husband, Edward, have three children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Melinda Smyser (R)
Idaho State Senate District 11
2012–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Idaho State Senate District 13
2000-2012
Succeeded by
Curt McKenzie (R)