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Russ Fulcher

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Russell Fulcher
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Current candidacy
Running for Governor of Idaho
General electionMay 20, 2014
Current office
Idaho State Senate District 22
In office
2005 - Present
Term ends
December 1, 2014
Years in position 9
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$16,116/year
Per diem$122/day outside Boise, $49/day otherwise
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
Appointed2005
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sBoise State University (1984)
Master'sBoise State University (1988)
OtherMicron University (1993)
Personal
Place of birthIdaho
ProfessionCommercial Agent, Mark Bottles Real Estate
Websites
Office website
Personal website
Campaign website
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Russell Fulcher is a Republican member of the Idaho State Senate, representing District 22 and serving as the State Senate Majority Caucus Leader. He was first elected to the chamber in 2006.

Fulcher is running for Governor of Idaho in the 2014 election. Fulcher formally announced his bid challenge for the office on Nov. 23, 2013.[1] He is seeking the GOP nomination in the primary on May 20, 2014, where he will face two-term incumbent Gov. Butch Otter. The general election takes place November 4, 2014.[2][3]

Biography

Fulcher earned his B.S. in 1984 and his Master's in Business Administration in 1988 from Boise State University and another B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Micron University in 1993. His professional experience includes working as a commercial real estate agent, and in sales and marketing for technology companies.

Education

  • B.S. - Boise State University (1984)
  • M.B.A. - Boise State University (1988)
  • B.S. in electrical engineering - Micron University (1993)

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Idaho Committee Assignments, 2013
Education
State Affairs

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Fulcher served on these committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Fulcher served on these committees:

Elections

2014

See also: Idaho gubernatorial election, 2014

Fulcher is running for Governor of Idaho in 2014.[1] He officially entered the race on Nov. 23, 2013 on a platform of wanting to change a system which, under the leadership of current Gov. Butch Otter, has allowed big government to infringe on Idaho's "true conservative ideals" and "principles of Liberty and Freedom," citing "the disaster that is Obamacare."[3][2] Fulcher is seeking the Republican nomination in the primary on May 20, 2014. The general election takes place November 4, 2014.

2012

See also: Idaho State Senate elections, 2012

Fulcher won re-election in the 2012 election for Idaho State Senate District 22. Fulcher ran unopposed in the May 15 Republican primary and ran unopposed in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[4][5]

Idaho State Senate, District 22, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRussell Fulcher Incumbent 100% 12,602
Total Votes 12,602

2010

See also: Idaho State Senate elections, 2010

Fulcher defeated Steven Keith Ricks in the May 25 primary. He ran against Kelly J. Victorine in the general election on November 2, 2010, defeating her.[6]

Idaho State Senate, District 21 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent


Green check mark transparent.png Russell M. Fulcher (R) 14,063 74.8%
Kelly J. Victorine (D) 4,740 25.2%

2008

On November 4, 2008, Republican Fulcher won re-election to the Idaho State Senate, District 21 receiving 21,842 votes. He ran unopposed.[7]


Idaho State Senate, District 21 (2008)
Candidates Votes


Russell Fulcher (R) 21,842


Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Fulcher is available dating back to 2006. Based on available campaign finance records, Fulcher raised a total of $183,193 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 30, 2013.[8]

Russell Fulcher's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Idaho State Senate, District 22 Won $31,292
2010 Idaho State Senate, District 21 Won $49,667
2008 Idaho State Senate, District 21 Won $49,455
2006 Idaho State Senate, District 21 Won $52,779
Grand Total Raised $183,193

2012

Fulcher won re-election to the Idaho State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Fulcher raised a total of $31,292.

2010

In 2010, Fulcher received $49,667 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[9]

2008

In 2008, Fulcher collected $49,455 in donations.[10]

His four largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Micron Technology $2,000
Idaho Power Co. $2,000
Idaho Association of Realtors $1,500
Idaho Farm Bureau $1,400

Scorecards

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.[11] Fulcher received a score of 95 points in the 2013 index, ranking 6th out of 35 members of the Idaho State Senate that were evaluated for the study.

Personal

Fulcher is married and has three children.

See also

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Political offices
Preceded by
Tim Corder (R)
Idaho State Senate District 22
2012–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Idaho State Senate District 21
2010–2012
Succeeded by
Clifford Bayer (R)