|Idaho House of Representatives District 23B|
|December 1, 2014|
|Years in position||12|
|Per diem||$122/day outside Boise, $49/day otherwise|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Birthday||March 15, 1938|
|Place of birth||Burley, ID|
|Profession||Life and Health Insurance Agent/Farmer|
Nielsen's professional experience includes working as an insurance agent and a farmer.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Nielsen served on the following committees:
|Idaho Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Education, Vice Chair|
|• Environment, Energy, and Technology|
|• Judiciary, Rules, and Administration|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Nielsen served on these committees:
|Idaho Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Environment, Energy and Technology|
|• Judiciary, Rules and Administration|
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Nielsen served on these committees:
|Idaho Committee Assignments, 2009|
|• Health and Welfare, Vice Chair|
|• Judiciary, Rules and Administration|
Elections for the office of Idaho House of Representatives 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. "Spike" R.L. Ericson is unopposed in the Democratic primary, while incumbent Pete Nielsen will face Steven Millington in the Republican primary. CJ Nemeth is running as an Independent.
Nielsen won re-election in the 2012 election for Idaho House of Representatives. Due to redistricting, he ran in District 23B. He defeated Matthew Bundy and Steven Millington in the Republican primary and defeated Pam Chiarella (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.
|Idaho House of Representatives, District 23B, General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Pete Nielsen Incumbent||66.5%||9,037|
|Idaho House of Representatives District 23B Republican Primary, 2012|
Nielsen won re-election to District Seat 22B in 2010 with no opposition. He ran unopposed in the Republican primary on May 25th. The general election took place on November 2, 2010.
|Idaho House of Representatives, District 22B (2010)|
|Pete Nielsen (R)||6,550||100.0%|
On November 4, 2008, Republican Milton Nielsen won re-election to the Idaho House of Representatives District 22B receiving 63.9% of the vote (7,310 votes), ahead of Democrat Rosemary Ardinger who received 36.1% of the vote (4,133 votes).
|Idaho House of Representatives, District 22B (2008)|
|Milton Nielsen (R)||7,310||63.9%|
|Rosemary Ardinger (D)||4,133||36.1%|
Comprehensive donor information for Nielsen is available dating back to 1990. Based on available campaign finance records, Nielsen raised a total of $54,198 during that time period. This information was last updated on December 12, 2013.
|Pete Nielsen's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Idaho House, District 23B||$11,552|
|2010||Idaho House, District 22B||$5,226|
|2008||Idaho House, District 22B||$9,487|
|2006||Idaho House, District 22B||$12,287|
|2004||Idaho House, District 22B||$8,605|
|2002||Idaho House, District 22B||$3,840|
|1998||Idaho Senate, District 20||$1,790|
|1996||Idaho Senate, District 20||$1,411|
|Grand Total Raised||$54,198|
2012Nielsen won re-election to the Idaho House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Nielsen raised a total of $11,552.
|Idaho House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Pete Nielsen's campaign in 2012|
|Idaho Farm Bureau||$1,500|
|Idaho Power Co.||$1,500|
|McCallam, Teresa M.||$1,000|
|Casa Del Norte||$1,000|
|Idaho Potato Industry||$600|
|Total Raised in 2012||$11,552|
|Source:Follow the Money|
In 2010, a year in which Nielsen was up for re-election, he collected $5,226 in donations.
His largest contributors in 2010 were:
|Idaho House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Pete Nielsen's campaign in 2010|
|Winning For Idaho||$1,000|
|Idaho Dental Association||$500|
|Idaho Healthcare Association||$250|
|Total Raised in 2010||$5,226|
In 2008, Nielsen raised $9,487.
Listed below are those who contributed the most to his campaign.
|Idaho Republican Party||$1,000|
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. Nielsen received a score of 111 points in the 2013 index, ranking 7th out of 70 members of the Idaho House of Representatives that were evaluated for the study.
Nielsen and his wife, Connie, have eight children.
This section displays the most recent stories in a Google news search for the term "Pete + Nielsen + Idaho + House"
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- Idaho House of Representatives - Pete Nielsen
- Profile from Open States
- Legislative Profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign contributions: 2008, 2006, 2004, 1998, 1996
- Pete Nielsen on Facebook
- Idaho Statesman, "Otter to pitch for Romney Monday in North Idaho; Paul dribbles out endorsements," March 4, 2012
- Idaho Secretary of State, "Official candidate list," accessed March 18, 2014
- Idaho Secretary of State, "Primary Candidate List," accessed April 6, 2012
- Idaho Secretary of State Election Division, "May 15, 2012 Primary Election Results," accessed 6 July 2012
- Idaho Secretary of State – Elections Division, “November 6, 2012 General Election Results,” accessed December 27, 2012
- Idaho Secretary of State, "Official 2010 General election results," accessed April 16, 2014
- Idaho Secretary of State, "Official 2008 General election results," accessed April 16, 2014
- Follow the Money, "Nielsen, Pete," accessed December 12, 2013
- Follow The Money, "2010 campaign contributions," accessed April 16, 2014
- 2008 contributors to Pete Nielsen
- Idaho Freedom Foundation "2013 Freedom Index," accessed August 19, 2013
Stephen Hartgen (R)
|Idaho House of Representatives District 23B
| Succeeded by|
|Idaho House of Representatives District 22B
| Succeeded by|
Jason Monks (R)