Shannon McMillan

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Shannon McMillan
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Idaho House of Representatives District 7A
In office
Term ends
December 1, 2014
Years in position 4
Base salary$16,438/year
Per diem$122/day outside Boise, $49/day otherwise
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
High schoolMount Baker Secondary School, 1979
BirthdayDecember 16, 1960
Place of birthWaupaca, WI
Office website
Campaign website
Shannon McMillan (b. December 16, 1960) is a Republican member of the Idaho House of Representatives, representing District 7A. She was first elected to the chamber in 2010.

McMillan's professional experience includes working as a receptionist and assistant for a law practice, tax preparer for H&R Block, and for M.L. Guenther Associates.

Committee assignments


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

Idaho Committee Assignments, 2013
Agricultural Affairs
Judiciary, Rules, and Administration
State Affairs


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



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 take place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 14, 2014. Jessica Chilcott was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while incumbent Shannon McMillan defeated Shauna Hillman in the Republican primary. Chilcott will face McMillan in the general election.[1][2]

Idaho House of Representatives, District 7A Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngShannon McMillan Incumbent 63.6% 2,822
Shauna Hillman 36.4% 1,614
Total Votes 4,436


See also:Idaho House of Representatives elections, 2012

McMillan won re-election in District 7A. She won the primary on May 15, defeating Ed Galloway and Rex Rammell. No candidates filed to run in the Democratic primary. Democrat Andrea Davidson gained general ballot status through a write-in campaign, but withdrew on July 2, 2012; Casey Drews was named as her replacement on the ballot. McMillan defeated Drews in the general election on November 6, 2012.[3][4][5]

Idaho House of Representatives, District 7A, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngShannon McMillan Incumbent 64.9% 11,561
     Democratic Casey Drews 35.1% 6,263
Total Votes 17,824
Idaho House of Representatives District 7A Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngShannon McMillan Incumbent 47.8% 2,564
Rex Rammell 30.3% 1,625
Ed Galloway 21.9% 1,178
Total Votes 5,367


See also:Idaho House of Representatives elections, 2010

McMillan was unopposed in the Republican primary on May 25th. McMillan defeated incumbent Mary Lou Shepherd in the general election on November 2, 2010.[6]

Idaho House of Representatives, District 2A (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Shannon McMillan (R) 6,244 54.9%
Mary Lou Shepherd (D) 5,126 45.1%

Campaign donors


Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.


In 2010, a year in which McMillan was up for re-election, she collected $2,160 in donations.[7]

His largest contributors in 2010 were:

Idaho House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Shannon McMillan's campaign in 2010
Idaho Republican Party State Central Cmte$1,000
Idaho Association For Good Government$500
Mcmillan, Shannon$165
Mcmillan, James$150
Calhoun, Carolyn$100
Total Raised in 2010 $2,160


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.[8]


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

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.[10] McMillan received a score of 130 points in the 2013 index, ranking 3rd out of 70 members of the Idaho House of Representatives that were evaluated for the study.


McMillan and her husband, Kenneth, have one child.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Jeff Nesset (R)
Idaho House of Representatives District 7A
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Mary Lou Shepherd
Idaho House of Representatives District 2A
Succeeded by
Vito Barbieri (R)