|Idaho State Senate District 29|
|December 1, 2012-Present|
|December 1, 2014|
|Years in position||4|
|Per diem||$122/day outside Boise, $49/day otherwise|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 4, 2014|
|First elected||November 6, 2012|
|Idaho House of Representatives District 30A|
|Birthday||November 5, 1947|
|Place of birth||Pocatello, ID|
- 1 Biography
- 2 Committee assignments
- 3 Issues
- 4 Elections
- 5 Campaign donors
- 6 Scorecards
- 7 Personal
- 8 Recent news
- 9 See also
- 10 External links
- 11 References
Lacey's professional experience includes working as Vice President of Operations for the Idaho Foodbank, for Roy's Western Wear, and with the Union Pacific Railroad.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Lacey served on the following committees:
|Idaho Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Local Government and Taxation|
|• Resources and Environment|
|• Joint Finance-Appropriations|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Lacey served on these committees:
|Idaho Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Agricultural Affairs|
|• Resources and Conservation|
Lacey's website highlighted the following campaign themes:
Keep ISU a High Priority
- Excerpt: "I will continue to press for adequate funding for higher education, and I will continue to work with ISU administrators and other legislators to make sure ISU receives its fair share of state funding to keep our opportunities affordable."
Support K-12 District 25
- Excerpt: "We must ensure that we are meeting the requirements of Idaho's Constitution to adequately fund our public schools. More and more of those costs are being pushed down to the local level in the form of levies and other fees."
Keep Pocatello (and Idaho) Competitive
- Excerpt: "Local businesses that flourish provide jobs in our community and we need to ensure that each is given a fair chance to succeed. The competitive advantage enjoyed by internet or catalog sales must be eliminated as we level the playing field and give necessary assistance to our local stores."
Welcome New Business
- Excerpt: "New business stimulates the economy, provides jobs for our best and brightest college graduates and brings much needed revenue to our local business. We must develop an attitude that will attract new companies to locate in our great State."
- Excerpt: "This is one of our most vulnerable populations, as incomes are fixed and medical and other expenses which come with the “golden years” are quickly outpacing the ability to pay. We must protect this segment of our population."
- See also: Idaho State Senate elections, 2014
Elections for the office of Idaho State Senate 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 Roy Lacey was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while write-in candidate Kert Howard defeated write-in candidate Tom Katsilometes (R) in the Republican primary. Lacey defeated Howard in the general election.
|Idaho State Senate, District 29, General Election, 2014|
|Democratic||Roy Lacey Incumbent||55.4%||6,193|
|Idaho State Senate, District 29 Republican Primary, 2014|
- See also: Idaho State Senate elections, 2012
Lacey won election in the 2012 election for Idaho State Senate District 29. He was unopposed in the Democratic primary on May 15 and defeated Greg Romriell (R) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.
|Idaho State Senate, District 29, General Election, 2012|
|Idaho House of Representatives, District 30A (2010)|
|Roy Lacey (D)||5,315||58.2%|
|Brian P. Nugent (R)||3,820||41.8%|
Comprehensive donor information for Lacey is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Lacey raised a total of $33,337 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 30, 2013.
|Roy Lacey's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Idaho State Senate, District 29||$22,372|
|2010||Idaho State House, District 30A||$10,965|
|Grand Total Raised||$33,337|
2012Lacey won election to the Idaho State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Lacey raised a total of $22,372.
|Idaho State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Roy Lacey's campaign in 2012|
|Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers & Trainmen, Pac Fund||$1,000|
|Idaho State Afl-Cio||$1,000|
|Idaho Education Association||$1,000|
|Union Pacific Railroad||$1,000|
|Total Raised in 2012||$22,372|
|Source:Follow the Money|
In 2010, a year in which Lacey was up for re-election, he collected $10,965 in donations.
His largest contributors in 2010 were:
|Idaho House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Roy Lacey's campaign in 2010|
|Idaho Education Association||$2,000|
|Pocatello Fire Fighters Local 743||$1,000|
|Idaho Power Co||$1,000|
|Gordon Law Firm||$500|
|Coeur D Alene Tribe||$500|
|Total Raised in 2010||$10,965|
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.
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- Legislators are scored on their votes on bills "impacting economic freedom in the state."
- 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. Lacey received a score of -70 points in the 2013 index, ranking 26th out of 35 members of the Idaho State Senate that were evaluated for the study.
Lacey and his wife, Renee, have four children.
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- Campaign Website
- Idaho State Senate - Roy Lacey
- Profile from Open States
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Legislative Profile from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign contributions: 2012, 2010
- roylacey.com, "Issues," accessed September 5, 2014
- Idaho Secretary of State, "Official candidate list," accessed March 18, 2014
- Idaho Secretary of State, "Official primary election results," accessed June 12, 2014
- Idaho Secretary of State, "Official general election results," accessed November 20, 2014
- Idaho Secretary of State, "Primary write-in candidates list," accessed June 12, 2014
- Idaho Secretary of State, "2012 primary election results," accessed May 15, 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
- followthemoney.org, "Lacey, Roy," accessed August 30, 2013
- Follow The Money, "2010 campaign contributions," accessed April 16, 2014
- StateScape, "Session schedules," accessed August 13, 2014
- StateScape, "Session schedules," accessed August 13, 2014
- Idaho Freedom Foundation, "2013 Freedom Index," accessed August 19, 2013
Diane Bilyeu (D)
|Idaho State Senate District 29
| Succeeded by|
|Idaho House of Representatives District 30A
| Succeeded by|
Jeffrey Thompson (R)