|Idaho State Senate District 12|
|December 1, 2012-Present|
|November 30, 2016|
|Years in position||2|
|Per diem||$122/day outside Boise, $49/day otherwise|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 4, 2014|
|First elected||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 8, 2016|
|Bachelor's||Brigham Young University, 1990|
|J.D.||Lewis and Clark Law School, 1993|
|Profession||Owner, Borton-Lakey Law Office|
Lakey earned his B.S. in International Business from Brigham Young University in 1990 and his J.D. from Lewis and Clark Law School in 1993. His professional experience includes working as an attorney and owning his own law office.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Lakey served on the following committees:
|Idaho Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Commerce and Human Resources|
|• Health and Welfare|
|• Judiciary and Rules|
Lakey's website highlighted the following campaign themes:
- Excerpt: "I support policies that will encourage business development, innovation and expansion. As a small business owner, I understand the importance of a strong stable economy and the need to establish an atmosphere where private business and industry can grow and create good paying jobs for Idahoans."
- Excerpt: "Keeping taxes low allows individuals, families and businesses to invest in their future and support Idaho’s economy. Managing government budgets starts by eliminating government waste, not taxing citizens and businesses to maintain bureaucracy."
- Excerpt: "I am a husband and father of five and I know that the family is the foundation of a successful society. I am a Pro-life Republican who will protect traditional family values."
- Excerpt: "Government’s role is to provide an environment where businesses and individuals can thrive. Government over regulation stifles our economy and the limits the opportunities available for people to be successful. I also understand the importance of personal property rights, second amendment rights and other individual freedoms. Idaho’s natural resources are best managed within Idaho not from Washington D.C."
- See also: Idaho State Senate elections, 2014
Elections for the office of Idaho State Senate took place in 2014. A primary election took place on May 20, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 14, 2014. Write-in candidate Heidi J. Knittel was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while incumbent Todd Lakey defeated Lee Rice in the Republican primary. Knittel was defeated by Lakey in the general election.
|Idaho State Senate, District 12, General Election, 2014|
|Republican||Todd Lakey Incumbent||68.6%||6,615|
|Democratic||Heidi J. Knittel||31.4%||3,021|
|Idaho State Senate, District 12 Republican Primary, 2014|
|Todd Lakey Incumbent||71.2%||2,269|
- See also: Idaho State Senate elections, 2012
Lakey won election in the 2012 election for Idaho State Senate District 12. He defeated Robert E. Schaefer in the May 15 Republican primary and defeated Melissa Sue Robinson (D) in the November 6 general election. Incumbent Curt McKenzie (R) ran in District 13.
|Idaho State Senate, District 12, General Election, 2012|
|Democratic||Melissa Sue Robinson||32.3%||4,752|
|Idaho State Senate District 12 Republican Primary, 2012|
|Robert E. Schaefer||38.6%||1,242|
Comprehensive donor information for Lakey is available dating back to 2002. Based on available campaign finance records, Lakey raised a total of $51,692 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 30, 2013.
|Todd Lakey's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Idaho State Senate, District 12||$43,656|
|2002||Attorney General of Idaho||$8,036|
|Grand Total Raised||$51,692|
2012Lakey won election to the Idaho State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Lakey raised a total of $43,656.
|Idaho State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Todd Lakey's campaign in 2012|
|Lakey, Todd M||$4,366|
|Idaho Power Co||$2,000|
|Bart Davis for Senate||$1,500|
|Idaho Association of Realtors||$1,500|
|Associated Logging Contractors Idaho||$1,000|
|Total Raised in 2012||$43,656|
|Source:Follow the Money|
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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. Lakey received a score of -75 points in the 2013 index, ranking 30th out of 35 members of the Idaho State Senate that were evaluated for the study.
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- Campaign LinkedIn page
- Idaho State Senate - Todd Lakey
- Profile from Open States
- Project Vote Smart profile
- Official campaign website (dead link)
- Campaign contributions: 2012, 2002
- votesmart.org, "Todd Lakey's Biography," accessed December 1, 2014
- lakeyforsenate.com, "Issues," accessed April 30, 2014 (dead link)
- Idaho Secretary of State, "Official candidate list," accessed March 18, 2014
- Idaho Secretary of State, "Official primary election results," accessed June 12, 2014
- Idaho Secretary of State, "Primary write-in candidates list," accessed June 12, 2014
- Idaho Secretary of State, "Official general election results," accessed November 20, 2014
- Office of the Idaho Secretary of State, "List of All Candidate Declarations for 2012," accessed March 15, 2012
- Idaho Secretary of State Election Division, "May 15, 2012 Primary Election Results," accessed July 4, 2012
- Idaho Secretary of State – Elections Division, "November 6, 2012 General Election Results," accessed December 27, 2012
- followthemoney.org, "Lakey, Todd," accessed August 30, 2013
- StateScape, "Session schedules," accessed August 13, 2014
- StateScape, "Session schedules," accessed August 13, 2014
- Idaho Freedom Foundation, "2013 Freedom Index," accessed August 19, 2013
Curt McKenzie (R)
|Idaho Senate District 12
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