Rick Youngblood

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Rick D. Youngblood
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Idaho House of Representatives District 12B
In office
December 1, 2012-Present
Term ends
December 1, 2014
Years in position 2
Base salary$16,438/year
Per diem$122/day outside Boise, $49/day otherwise
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Commissioner, Canyon Highway District #4
Bachelor'sBusiness, College of Idaho
Office website
Rick D. Youngblood is a Republican member of the Idaho House of Representatives, representing District 12B. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Committee assignments


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

Idaho Committee Assignments, 2013
Transportation and Defense
Joint Finance-Appropriations



See also: Idaho House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Idaho House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election took place May 20, 2014. The general election will be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 14, 2014. F. Lawrence Dawson was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while incumbent Rick D. Youngblood defeated Robert Muse in the Republican primary. Dawson will face Youngblood in the general election.[1][2]

Idaho House of Representatives, District 12B Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngRick D. Youngblood Incumbent 68.7% 2,184
Robert Muse 31.3% 996
Total Votes 3,180


See also: Idaho House of Representatives elections, 2012

Youngblood won election in the 2012 election for Idaho House of Representatives District 12B. He defeated Aaron Gonzalez and Sherri Nible in the Republican primary on May 15 and defeated F. Lawrence Dawson (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[3][4][5]

Idaho House of Representatives, District 12B, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRick D. Youngblood 69.3% 10,032
     Democratic F. Lawrence Dawson 30.7% 4,447
Total Votes 14,479
Idaho House of Representatives District 12B Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngRick D. Youngblood 68.7% 2,154
Aaron Gonzalez 24.8% 778
Steve Nible 6.5% 204
Total Votes 3,136

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Youngblood is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Youngblood raised a total of $31,349 during that time period. This information was last updated on December 12, 2013.[6]

Rick Youngblood's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Idaho House, District 12B Won $31,349
Grand Total Raised $31,349


Youngblood Idaho House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Youngblood raised a total of $31,349.
Idaho House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Rick Youngblood's campaign in 2012
Idaho Power Co.$1,500
Idaho Association of Realtors$1,500
Idaho Farm Bureau$1,250
Hills, Patti$1,000
Associated Logging Contractors Idaho$1,000
Total Raised in 2012$31,349
Source:Follow the Money


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

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


In 2012, the Idaho State Legislature was in session from January 9 through March 29.[8]

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.[9] Youngblood received a score of -9 points in the 2013 index, ranking 34th out of 70 members of the Idaho House of Representatives that were evaluated for the study.


Youngblood is married and has two children.[10]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Gary Collins (R)
Idaho House of Representatives District 12B
Succeeded by