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Paul Romrell

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Paul Romrell
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Idaho House of Representatives District 35B
In office
December 1, 2012-Present
Term ends
November 30, 2016
Years in position 3
Base salary$16,438/year
Per diem$122/day outside Boise, $49/day otherwise
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First elected2012
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
High schoolSouth Fremont High School
Place of birthFremont County, ID
Office website
Paul Romrell is a Republican member of the Idaho House of Representatives, representing District 35B since 2012.

Committee assignments


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

Idaho Committee Assignments, 2013
Agricultural Affairs
Commerce and Human Resources
Health and Welfare



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. Incumbent Paul Romrell was unopposed in the Republican primary and was unchallenged in the general election.[1][2][3][4]


See also: Idaho House of Representatives elections, 2012

Romrell won election in the 2012 election for Idaho House of Representatives District 35B. He defeated M. Pat Ridley, Karey Hanks and Jonathan Shelley in the Republican primary on May 15, 2012 and defeated J. Kelly Keele (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[5][6][7][8]

Idaho House of Representatives, District 35B, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngPaul Romrell Incumbent 77.3% 13,994
     Democratic J. Kelly Keele 22.7% 4,114
Total Votes 18,108
Idaho House of Representatives District 35B Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngPaul Romrell 50% 3,735
Karey Hanks 23.5% 1,756
Jonathan Shelley 17.7% 1,319
M. Pat Ridley 8.9% 662
Total Votes 7,472


Romrell's website listed the following endorsements:[9]

  • Senator Jeff Siddoway
  • Rick & Julianne Hill
  • LeRoy Miller, Fremont County Commissioner
  • Tad Hegsted, Jefferson County Commissioner
  • Lee & Cindy Miller, Farmer/Rancher


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

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Because scorecards can be specific to particular issues or general to a state’s legislative term, for example, each report should be considered on its own merits. Each entity that publishes these reports uses different methodologies and definitions for the terms used.

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In 2013, the Idaho State Legislature was in session from January 7 through April 4.[10]

Legislators are scored on their votes on bills "impacting economic freedom in the state."


In 2012, the Idaho State Legislature was in session from January 9 through March 29.[11]

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.[12] Romrell received a score of -34 points in the 2013 index, ranking 51st out of 70 members of the Idaho House of Representatives that were evaluated for the study.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Lenore Barrett (R)
Idaho House of Representatives District 35B
Succeeded by