|Idaho State Senate District 2|
|December 1, 2010 - Present|
|December 1, 2014|
|Years in position||4|
|Per diem||$122/day outside Boise, $49/day otherwise|
|Elections and appointments|
|First elected||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Montana House of Representatives|
|1995 - 2002|
|Bachelor's||Montana State University (1979)|
|Birthday||May 23, 1956|
|Place of birth||Great Falls, Montana|
|Profession||Owner, Vick Homes|
Vick earned his B.S. from Montana State University in 1979. His professional experience includes owning Vick Homes, and working as a farmer and design engineer.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Vick served on the following committees:
|Idaho Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Judiciary and Rules, Vice Chair|
|• Local Government and Taxation|
|• Joint Finance-Appropriations|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Vick served on these committees:
|Idaho Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Judiciary and Rules, Vice Chair|
|• Agricultural Affairs|
|• Health and Welfare|
Census job and welfare exemption
Members of the Senate Health and Welfare Committee voted to approve rules that would prevent money earned by working for the U.S. Census Bureau from being counted toward income eligibility limits for two social welfare programs.
A Idaho Department of Health and Welfare (DHW) official says the exemption allows low-income residents to better their financial situations and keep welfare benefits. Rosie Andueza, program administrator for DHW, said that the department wants to encourage anyone on financial aid programs to take whatever work they can find.
”We knew these jobs were truly temporary in nature,” said Andueza.
The jobs with the census typically last 10-12 weeks and pay around $11 an hour.
It’s possible exemptions might be coming for other programs. Senators approved them for the federally-funded food stamps program, as well at the state-funded Temporary Assistance for Families in Idaho (TAFI), which provides temporary cash assistance to families in need.
Sen. Vick said that income from other temporary jobs in the private sector is counted as income toward limits.
“I think that’s inappropriate to make an exception for that one job,” said Vick.
- See also: Idaho State Senate elections, 2012
Vick won re-election in the 2012 election for Idaho State Senate District 2. Vick defeated Mike Jorgenson in the Republican primary on May 15 and defeated Shirley McFaddan (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.
|Idaho State Senate, District 2, General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Steve Vick Incumbent||69%||14,871|
|Idaho State Senate District 2 Republican Primary, 2012|
|Steve Vick Incumbent||61.8%||3,487|
- See also: Idaho State Senate elections, 2010
On May 25, 2010, Vick defeated incumbent Mike Jorgenson in a Republican primary by a margin of 3,132-2,132. Jorgenson was seeking his fourth term. Vick ran unopposed in the general election on November 2, 2010.
| Idaho State Senate, District 1 |
2010 General election results
|Steve Vick (R)||12,309||100.0%|
Comprehensive donor information for Vick is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Vick raised a total of $46,067 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 30, 2013.
|Steve Vick's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Idaho State Senate, District 2||$30,974|
|2010||Idaho State Senate, District 3||$15,093|
|Grand Total Raised||$46,067|
2012Vick won re-election to the Idaho State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Vick raised a total of $30,974.
|Idaho State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Steve Vick's campaign in 2012|
|Winning For Idaho||$2,000|
|Senate Republican Pac of Idaho||$1,500|
|Crown Cork & Seal||$1,000|
|Idaho Power Co||$1,000|
|Total Raised in 2012||$30,974|
|Source:Follow the Money|
In 2010, Vick received $15,093 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.
|Idaho State Senate 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Steve Vick's campaign in 2010|
|Idaho Farm Bureau||$1,500|
|Agriculture & Natural Resources Industry||$1,000|
|Winning For Idaho||$500|
|Total Raised in 2010||$15,093|
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. Vick received a score of 137 points in the 2013 index, ranking 1st out of 35 members of the Idaho State Senate that were evaluated for the study.
Vick and his wife, Cheryl, have four children.
This section displays the most recent stories in a google news search for the term Steve + Vick + Idaho + Senate
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- Idaho Senate votes to take over private prison - KTVB
- Fulcher, Balukoff put money where their mouths are - The Idaho Statesman
- Senate moves ahead on confirmations of insurance exchange board - IdahoReporter.com
- Fulcher loans $100000 to his campaign, 40 percent of his take - The Idaho Statesman
- Senate backs funds for state takeover of privately run prison - The Spokesman Review (blog)
- Vick proposes legislators get a second chance to review bills vetoed by governor - IdahoReporter.com
- Luna pitches $500000 school security request - Bonner County Daily Bee
- $1.9 Million Idaho Prison Hiring Request Approved - Twin Falls Times-News
- State faces tough budget year - Bonners Ferry Herald
- What to do with your tax dollars - Coeur d'Alene Press
- Senate website
- Project Vote Smart biography
- Project Vote Smart legislative profile
- Campaign contributions: 2012, 2010
- Steve Vick for Idaho Facebook page
- "Senate panel votes to exempt Census jobs from welfare qualification criteria," Idaho Reporter, January 19, 2011
- Idaho Secretary of State Election Division, "May 15, 2012 Primary Election Results," accessed 4 July 2012
- Office of the Idaho Secretary of State "List of All Candidate Declarations for 2012," Accessed March 14, 2012
- Idaho Secretary of State – Elections Division, “November 6, 2012 General Election Results,” accessed December 27, 2012
- Primary Election Results Idaho secretary of state
- Tea party helps oust incumbents
- Idaho Secretary of State - 2010 General Election Results
- followthemoney.org, "Vick, Steve," accessed August 30, 2013
- Follow the Money - 2010 candidate contributions
- Idaho Freedom Foundation "2013 Freedom Index," accessed August 19, 2013
Joyce Broadsword (R)
|Idaho State Senate District 2
| Succeeded by|
|Idaho State Senate District 3
| Succeeded by|
Robert Nonini (R)