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Shirley McKague

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Shirley McKague
Shirley McKague.jpg
Idaho State Senate District 20
In office
January 2007 - 2012
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Idaho House of Representatives
1996 - 2007
High schoolNampa High School
Date of birthApril 12, 1935
Place of birthNampa, Idaho
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Shirley McKague is a former Republican member of the Idaho State Senate, representing District 20 from 2007 to 2012.

McKague graduated with her high school diploma from Nampa High School in 1951.

Before becoming a Senator, McKague was a member of the Idaho House of Representatives from 1997 to 2007. McKauge was also an Executive Secretary for the Idaho House from 1986 to 1996. McKauge was also a business partner from 1968 to 1996 and was a legal secretary from 1963 to 1978.

Committee assignments


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, McKague served on this committee:


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


Presidential preference


See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Shirley McKague endorsed Ron Paul in the 2012 presidential election. [2]



See also: Idaho State Senate elections, 2012

Redistricting placed District 14 incumbent Chuck Winder (R) into District 20 with McKague, leading to a potential 2012 faceoff between the two.[3] McKague decided not to run for re-election.


See also: Idaho State Senate elections, 2010

McKague defeated Mike Vuittonet in the May 25 primary. She was unopposed in the general election on November 2, 2010.[4]

Idaho State Senate, District 20 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Shirley McKague (R) 11,731 100.0%


On November 4, 2008, Republican McKague won re-election to the Idaho State Senate, District 20 receiving 68.7% of the vote (14,153 votes), ahead of Democrat Laurynda Williams who received 31.3% of the vote (6,435 votes).[5]

McKague raised $45,818 for her campaign.

Idaho State Senate, District 20 (2008)
Candidates Votes Percent
Shirley McKague (R) 14,153 68.7%
Laurynda Williams (D) 6,435 31.3%

Campaign donors


In 2010, McKague received $22,773 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[6]

Idaho State Senate 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Shirley McKague's campaign in 2010
Mckague, Shirley$5,415
Idaho Farm Bureau$1,300
Jr Simplot Co$1,200
Avista Corp$1,000
Employers Resource$1,000
Total Raised in 2010 $22,773


In 2008, McKague collected $45,818 in donations.[7]

Her four largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Shirley McKague $20,000
Idaho Farm Bureau $2,000
Agriculture and Natural Resources Industry $1,100
Micron Technology $1,000


Shirley is married to Paul McKeauge. They have six children and live in Meridian, Idaho.

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Preceded by
Idaho State Senate District 20
Succeeded by
Chuck Winder (R)