Scott Bedke

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Scott Bedke
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Idaho House of Representatives District 27A
Incumbent
In office
2000-Present
Term ends
December 1, 2014
Years in position 14
PartyRepublican
Leadership
Speaker of the House, Idaho State House
December 2012-Present
Assistant Majority Leader, Idaho State House
Compensation
Base salary$16,438/year
Per diem$122/day outside Boise, $49/day otherwise
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2000
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sBrigham Young University
Personal
BirthdayApril 27, 1958
Place of birthTwin Falls, ID
ProfessionRancher
ReligionMormon
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Scott Bedke (b. April 27, 1958) is a Republican member of the Idaho House of Representatives, representing District 27A. He was first elected to the chamber in 2000. Bedke has served as Speaker of the House since December 2012 and previously served as Assistant Majority Leader.

Bedke's professional experience includes working as a rancher.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Bedke served on no standing committees.

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2014

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. Incumbent Scott Bedke was unopposed in the Republican primary and is unchallenged in the general election.[1][2][3]

2012

See also: Idaho House of Representatives elections, 2012

Bedke won re-election in the 2012 election for Idaho House of Representatives District 27A. He was unopposed in the Republican primary and the general election on November 6, 2012.[4][5][6]

Idaho House of Representatives, District 27A, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngScott Bedke Incumbent 100% 13,197
Total Votes 13,197

2010

See also:Idaho House of Representatives elections, 2010

Bedke won re-election to District Seat 27A in 2010 with no opposition. He ran unopposed in the Republican primary on May 25th. The general election took place on November 2, 2010.[7]

Idaho House of Representatives, District 27A (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Scott Bedke (R) 8,801 100.0%

2008

On November 4, 2008, Republican Scott Bedke won re-election to the Idaho House of Representatives District 27A receiving 11,736 votes. He ran unopposed.[8]

Idaho House of Representatives, District 27A (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Scott Bedke (R) 11,736


Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Bedke is available dating back to 2002. Based on available campaign finance records, Bedke raised a total of $192,848 during that time period. This information was last updated on December 12, 2013.[9]

Scott Bedke's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Idaho House, District 27A Won $56,375
2010 Idaho House, District 27A Won $47,645
2008 Idaho House, District 27A Won $25,609
2006 Idaho House, District 27A Won $21,100
2004 Idaho House, District 27A Won $20,560
2002 Idaho House, District 27A Won $21,559
Grand Total Raised $192,848

2012

Bedke won re-election to the Idaho House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Bedke raised a total of $56,375.
Idaho House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Scott Bedke's campaign in 2012
Blue Cross of Idaho$2,000
CenturyLink$2,000
Idaho Power Co.$2,000
Union Pacific Railroad$2,000
JR Simplot Co.$1,500
Total Raised in 2012$56,375
Source:Follow the Money

2010

In 2010, a year in which Bedke was up for re-election, he collected $47,645 in donations.[10]

His largest contributors in 2010 were:

Idaho House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Scott Bedke's campaign in 2010
Blue Cross Of Idaho$2,000
Jr Simplot Co$1,800
Potlatch Corp$1,500
Hecla Mining$1,300
Union Pacific Railroad$1,200
Total Raised in 2010 $47,645

2008

In 2008, Bedke raised $25,609.

Listed below are those who contributed the most to his campaign.[11]

Donor Amount
Micron Technology $1,250
Idaho Farm Bureau $1,200
Blue Cross of Idaho $1,100
Citigroup $1,000
Idaho Republican Party $1,000
Potlatch Corp $1,000
Staker Parson Companies $1,000

Scorecards

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2013

In 2013, the Idaho State Legislature was in session from January 7 through April 4.[12]

2012

In 2012, the Idaho State Legislature was in session from January 9 through March 29.[13]

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.[14] Bedke received a score of -18 points in the 2013 index, ranking 42nd out of 70 members of the Idaho House of Representatives that were evaluated for the study.

Personal

Bedke has a wife, Sarah.

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2000–present
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