Susan Chew

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Susan Chew
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Idaho House of Representatives District 17B
Incumbent
In office
2006-Present
Term ends
December 1, 2014
Years in position 8
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$16,438/year
Per diem$122/day outside Boise, $49/day otherwise
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected2006
Next generalNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of California, Berkeley
Personal
Place of birthOakland, CA
ProfessionPharmacist
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Susan B. "Sue" Chew is a Democratic member of the Idaho House of Representatives, representing District 17B. She was first elected to the chamber in 2006.

Chew's professional experience includes working as a pharmacist and part-time Biology professor at Boise State University.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Idaho Committee Assignments, 2013
Health and Welfare
Local Government

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Issues

Campaign themes

2012

Chew's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[1]

  • Environment
Excerpt: "Rising gas prices and increased emissions have had a negative impact on working families across the state. While serving in the Idaho Legislature I co-sponsored a concurrent resolution to increase efficiency within Department of Environmental Quality and the Office of Energy Resources. This resolution would have placed the development of energy conservation and instate renewable resources as a high priority, while creating new jobs."
  • Transportation
Excerpt: "Road congestion and rising gas prices have led to an increased demand for public transportation throughout Idaho. I support local option funding to satisfy this growing necessity."
  • Education
Excerpt: "I support empowering our teachers with the flexibility to truly educate the next generation. While serving in the Idaho legislature I co-sponsored a plan that would allow school districts to save the money normally spent on energy costs to providing adequate textbooks. This would have required the construction of new school buildings to be more energy efficient and given our children the privilege of updated textbooks and an environment of natural light and quality air circulation."
  • Healthcare
Excerpt: "My experience and interest in healthcare have given me the knowledge to understand that affordable healthcare is a necessity for all – not a privilege. Every Idahoan should be given the ability to access quality, affordable healthcare."
  • Business
Excerpt: "Idaho needs to promote and attract healthy competition and growth within our state by providing the best possible resources for businesses to thrive. I will continue to make sure small businesses have a voice in the Idaho Legislature, especially focused on adequate health benefits for themselves, their families and their employees"

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 Sue Chew was unopposed in the Democratic primary and is unchallenged in the general election.[2][3][4]

2012

See also: Idaho House of Representatives elections, 2012

Chew won re-election in the 2012 election for Idaho House of Representatives District 17B. She defeated Greg Nielson in the Democratic primary and defeated Chad Inman (R) and Mikel Hautzinger (L) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[5][6][7]

Idaho House of Representatives, District 17B, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngSusan Chew Incumbent 62.7% 10,188
     Republican Chad Inman 31.3% 5,076
     Libertarian Mikel Hautzinger 6% 976
Total Votes 16,240
Idaho House of Representatives District 17B Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngSusan Chew Incumbent 88.9% 1,318
Greg Nielson 11.1% 164
Total Votes 1,482

2010

See also:Idaho House of Representatives elections, 2010

Chew won re-election to District Seat 17B in 2010 against Republican Dan Loughrey. She ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on May 25th. The general election took place on November 2, 2010.[8]

Idaho House of Representatives, District 17B (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Susan Chew (D) 5,591 59.4%
Dan Loughrey (R) 3,814 40.6%

2008

On November 4, 2008, Democrat Susan Chew won re-election to the Idaho House of Representatives District 17B receiving 64.7% of the vote (9,940 votes), ahead of Republican Daniel Loughrey who received 35.3% of the vote (5,414 votes).[9]

Idaho House of Representatives, District 17B (2008)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Susan Chew (R) 9,940 64.7%
Daniel Loughrey (D) 5,414 35.3%


Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Chew is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Chew raised a total of $135,319 during that time period. This information was last updated on December 12, 2013.[10]

Susan Chew's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Idaho House, District 17B Won $37,800
2010 Idaho House, District 17B Won $28,513
2008 Idaho House, District 17B Won $33,387
2006 Idaho House, District 17B Won $35,619
Grand Total Raised $135,319

2012

Chew won re-election to the Idaho House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Chew raised a total of $37,800.
Idaho House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Susan Chew's campaign in 2012
Chew, Sue$3,264
Idaho State AFL-CIO$3,000
Beck, Elizabeth Drake$2,000
Professional Fire Fighters of Idaho$1,500
Idaho Education Association$1,000
Total Raised in 2012$37,800
Source:Follow the Money

2010

In 2010, a year in which Chew was up for re-election, she collected $28,513 in donations.[11]

Her largest contributors in 2010 were:

Idaho House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Susan Chew's campaign in 2010
Idaho State Afl-Cio$3,000
Chew, Sue$3,000
Beck, Elizabeth Drake$2,000
Idaho Education Association$2,000
Restore Representative Government$1,000
Total Raised in 2010 $28,513

2008

In 2008, Chew raised $33,387.

Listed below are those who contributed the most to her campaign.[12]

Donor Amount
Idaho Education Association $3,000
Elizabeth Drake Beck $2,000
Professional Fire Fighters of Idaho $2,000
Communications Workers of America $1,000
Megan K. Hull $1,000
Central Trades Solidarity Pac $1,000

Scorecards

See also: State legislative scorecards and State legislative scorecards in Idaho

Legislative scorecards are used to evaluate elected public officials based on voting record. Some scorecards are created by political advocacy groups with a focus on specific issues, while others are developed by newspapers and are broad in scope. Scorecards are meant to be used as a tool for voters to have a quick picture of whether their views align with a particular legislator's record.

Because scorecards can be specific to particular issues or general to a state’s legislative term, for example, each report should be considered on its own merits. Each entity that publishes these reports uses different methodologies and definitions for the terms used.

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2013

In 2013, the Idaho State Legislature was in session from January 7 through April 4.[13]

Legislators are scored on their votes on bills "impacting economic freedom in the state."

2012

In 2012, the Idaho State Legislature was in session from January 9 through March 29.[14]

Legislators are scored on their stances on conservative issues.

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.[15] Chew received a score of -70 points in the 2013 index, ranking 64th out of 70 members of the Idaho House of Representatives that were evaluated for the study.

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Preceded by
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Idaho House of Representatives District 17B
2006–present
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