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Vito Barbieri
Vito Barbieri.jpg
Idaho House of Representatives District 2A
In office
Term ends
November 30, 2016
Years in position 5
Base salary$16,438/year
Per diem$122/day outside Boise, $49/day otherwise
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
J.D.Western State University College of Law
Date of birthOctober 22, 1951
Place of birthBexar County, TX
Office website
Campaign website
Vito Barbieri (b. October 22, 1951) is a Republican member of the Idaho House of Representatives, representing District 2A. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.


Barbieri earned his B.S. from the University of California at Santa Cruz and his J.D. from Western State University. His professional experience includes working as a partner in the firm of Barbieri & Barbieri, specializing in condominium and personal injury law.

Committee assignments


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

Idaho Committee Assignments, 2013
Local Government
State Affairs


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


Campaign themes


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

Excerpt: "By definition, our posterity requires that we protect the innocent. Abortion, like murder, should be a crime."
Excerpt: "The effect of this invasion is huge, and the solution to this issue rests in the term ‘illegal’ alien. The moment an illegal immigrant hits the system, be it the hospital, a traffic stop, or a schoolhouse, that person should be deported. Since we cannot now trust the Federal Government to protect the rights of its citizens, Idaho must act without Federal assistance."
Excerpt: "Without private ownership and personal control of property, there is no security in one’s person. Private property is an essential part of the Liberty acknowledged as God given and self-evident in our Declaration of Independence."
Excerpt: "Our gun rights are not negotiable. Idahoans must defend our right to keep and bear arms."
Excerpt: "The institution of public schools hold an important place in educating the secular in our society. The budget of the schools, however, cannot be unlimited. I support the recently passed legislation requiring school districts of more than 350 students to post their expenditures on-line for all to see. One more thing: If you accept Jesus Christ as Lord and God, then pull your kids out of that Godless institution."

Presidential preference


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

Vito Barbieri endorsed Ron Paul in the 2012 presidential election. [2]



See also: Idaho House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Idaho House of Representatives 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. Cheryl Stransky was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while incumbent Vito Barbieri defeated Fritz Wiedenhoff in the Republican primary. Stransky was defeated by Barbieri in the general election.[3][4][5]

Idaho House of Representatives, District 2A, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngVito Barbieri Incumbent 65.9% 9,470
     Democratic Cheryl Stransky 34.1% 4,901
Total Votes 14,371
Idaho House of Representatives, District 2A Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngVito Barbieri Incumbent 67.5% 3,253
Fritz Wiedenhoff 32.5% 1,568
Total Votes 4,821


See also: Idaho House of Representatives elections, 2012

Due to redistricting, Barbieri is ran for re-election in District 2A. He defeated Mark D Fisher in the May 15 Republican primary and defeated Democratic candidate Cheryl Stransky in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[6][7][8]

Idaho House of Representatives, District 2A, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngVito Barbieri Incumbent 65.7% 14,142
     Democratic Cheryl Stransky 34.3% 7,371
Total Votes 21,513
Idaho House of Representatives District 2A Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngVito Barbieri 57% 3,147
Mark D. Fisher 43% 2,373
Total Votes 5,520


See also: Idaho House of Representatives elections, 2010

Barbieri was unopposed in the primary on May 25th and in the general election on November 2, 2010.[9]

Idaho House of Representatives, District 3A (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Vito Barbieri (R) 12,168 100.0%

Campaign donors


In 2010, a year in which Barbieri was up for re-election, he collected $12,186 in donations.[10]

His largest contributors in 2010 were:

Idaho House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Vito Barbieri's campaign in 2010
Idaho Association For Good Government$1,500
North Idahoans For Liberty$999
Hart, Philip L$800
Winning For Idaho$750
Coeur D Alene Tribe$500
Total Raised in 2010 $12,186


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.

An overview for scorecards in all 50 states can be found on this page. To contribute to the list of Idaho scorecards, email suggestions to

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In 2013, the Idaho State Legislature was in session from January 7 through April 4.[11]

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


In 2012, the Idaho State Legislature was in session from January 9 through March 29.[12]

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.[13] Barbieri received a score of 92 points in the 2013 index, ranking 12th out of 70 members of the Idaho House of Representatives that were evaluated for the study.


Barbieri and his wife, Joy, have three children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Shannon McMillan (R)
Idaho House of Representatives District 2A
Succeeded by
Preceded by
James Clark
Idaho House of Representatives District 3A
Succeeded by
Ron Mendive (R)