Ron Mendive

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Ron Mendive
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Idaho House of Representatives District 3A
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
ProfessionLand services and excavating
Office website
Ron Mendive is a Republican member of the Idaho House of Representatives, representing District 3A. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Committee assignments


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

Idaho Committee Assignments, 2013
Commerce and Human Resources
Environment, Energy, and Technology


Campaign themes


Mendive's campaign website listed the following issues:[1]

  • LIFE
Excerpt: "I will support the right of the unborn child. Since Roe vs. Wade, over 50 million babies were denied the "right to life." Roe vs. Wade is an example of a law imposed by unelected judges. Result: a dismissal of an individual's contribution to the legislative process."
Excerpt: "I believe the citizens of Idaho own its natural resources. It has been said, "all wealth comes from the ground." The U.S. Forest Service Draft Management plan for the North Idaho Panhandle seeks to lock the people out of federal lands and lock our natural resources in, i.e. timber, minerals."
Excerpt: "I believe in personal property rights. The ability to own private property is a God given right and the corner stone of our Republic. Government was instituted to protect such rights, not to over regulate or "take away" our rights."



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. Michelle Lippert was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while incumbent Ron Mendive defeated Terry C. Werner in the Republican primary. Lippert will face Mendive in the general election.[2][3]

Idaho House of Representatives, District 3A Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngRon Mendive Incumbent 65.6% 2,408
Terry C. Werner 34.4% 1,260
Total Votes 3,668


See also: Idaho House of Representatives elections, 2012

Mendive ran in the 2012 election for Idaho House of Representatives District 3A. He defeated Jeff Tyler in the Republican primary on May 15, 2012 by nine votes, and defeated Democratic candidate David Larsen in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[4][5][6]

Idaho House of Representatives, District 3A, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRon Mendive 67.9% 11,855
     Democratic David Larsen 32.1% 5,609
Total Votes 17,464
Idaho House of Representatives District 3A Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngRon Mendive 50.1% 1,667
Jeff Tyler 49.9% 1,658
Total Votes 3,325

Campaign donors


Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.


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

Legislative scorecards are used to evaluate elected public officials based on voting record. Some scorecards are created by political advocacy groups with a focus on specific issues, while others are developed by newspapers and are broad in scope. Scorecards are meant to be used as a tool for voters to have a quick picture of whether their views align with a particular legislator's record.

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.

An overview for scorecards in all 50 states can be found on this page. To contribute to the list of Idaho scorecards, email suggestions to

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

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.[8]

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.[9] Mendive received a score of 118 points in the 2013 index, ranking 5th out of 70 members of the Idaho House of Representatives that were evaluated for the study.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Vito Barbieri (R)
Idaho House of Representatives District 3A
Succeeded by