Bert Brackett

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Bert Brackett
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Idaho State Senate District 23
Incumbent
In office
July 2008 - Present
Term ends
November 30, 2016
Years in position 6
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$16,438/year
Per diem$122/day outside Boise, $49/day otherwise
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
AppointedJuly 2008
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Idaho House of Representatives
2005 - 2008
Military service
Service/branchIdaho National Guard
Personal
BirthdayOctober 17, 1944
Place of birthTwin Falls, Idaho
ProfessionRancher
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Bert Brackett is a Republican member of the Idaho State Senate, representing District 23. He was first elected to the chamber in 2008. He previously served in the Idaho House of Representatives from 2005 to 2008.

Biography

Brackett earned his B.S. from the University of Idaho in 1966. His professional experience includes working as a cattle rancher.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Idaho Committee Assignments, 2013
Transportation, Chair
Agricultural Affairs
Resources and Environment

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Issues

Presidential preference

2012

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

Bert Brackett endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [1]

Elections

2014

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. Incumbent Bert Brackett was unopposed in the Republican primary and was unchallenged in the general election.[2][3][4][5]

2012

See also: Idaho State Senate elections, 2012

Brackett won re-election in the 2012 election for Idaho State Senate District 23. Redistricting placed District 22 incumbent Tim Corder (R) into District 23 with Brackett, leading to a 2012 faceoff between the two in the Republican primary.[6] Brackett defeated Corder in the May 15 Republican primary and defeated Bill Chisholm (I) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[7][8][9]

Idaho State Senate, District 23, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBert Brackett Incumbent 68.8% 9,177
     Independent Bill Chisholm 31.2% 4,165
Total Votes 13,342
Idaho State Senate District 23 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngBert Brackett 57.4% 3,009
Tim Corder 42.6% 2,230
Total Votes 5,239

2010

See also: Idaho State Senate elections, 2010

Brackett had no opposition in the May 25 primary. He ran unopposed in the general election on November 2, 2010.[10]

Idaho State Senate, District 23 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Bert Brackett (R) 9,689 100.0%

2008

On November 4, 2008, Republican Brackett won re-election to the Idaho State Senate, District 23 receiving 66.5% of the vote (10,550 votes), ahead of Democrat Bill Chisholm who received 33.5% of the vote (5,312 votes).[11]


Idaho State Senate, District 23 (2008)
Candidates Votes Percent
Bert Brackett (R) 10,550 66.5%
Bill Chisholm (D) 5,312 33.5%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Brackett is available dating back to 2006. Based on available campaign finance records, Brackett raised a total of $97,509 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 30, 2013.[12]

Bert Brackett's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Idaho State Senate, District 23 Won $66,426
2010 Idaho State Senate, District 23 Won $8,800
2008 Idaho State Senate, District 23 Won $17,450
2006 Idaho State House, District 23B Won $4,833
Grand Total Raised $97,509

2012

Brackett won re-election to the Idaho State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Brackett raised a total of $66,426.
Idaho State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Bert Brackett's campaign in 2012
Idaho Farm Bureau$2,000
Ark Properties$2,000
Idaho Association of Realtors$1,500
Union Pacific Railroad$1,500
U S Ecology Inc$1,500
Total Raised in 2012$66,426
Source:Follow the Money

2010

In 2010, Brackett received $8,800 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[13]

Idaho State Senate 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Bert Brackett's campaign in 2010
Jr Simplot Co$1,600
Idaho Association Of Realtors$1,250
Corrections Corp Of America$500
Idaho Telecom Alliance$500
Idaho Farm Bureau$500
Total Raised in 2010 $8,800

2008

In 2008, Brackett collected $17,450 in donations.[14]

His four largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Idaho Republican Party $1,250
Senate Republican PAC of Idaho $1,000
Idaho Power Co. $1,000
Idaho Farm Bureau $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.

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 scorecards@ballotpedia.org.

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2013

In 2013, the Idaho State Legislature was in session from January 7 through April 4.[15]

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.[16]

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.[17] Brackett received a score of -67 points in the 2013 index, ranking 23rd out of 35 members of the Idaho State Senate that were evaluated for the study.

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References

  1. Mitt Romney for President, "Mitt Romney Announces Support of Idaho Elected Officials," February 8, 2012
  2. Idaho Secretary of State, "Official candidate list," accessed March 18, 2014
  3. Idaho Secretary of State, "Official primary election results," accessed June 12, 2014
  4. Idaho Secretary of State, "Official general election results," accessed November 20, 2014
  5. Idaho Secretary of State, "Official general election candidate list," accessed July 7, 2014
  6. The Republic, "Idaho redistricting panel adopts legislative map, plans to meet Monday on congressional plan," October 14, 2011
  7. Office of the Idaho Secretary of State, "List of All Candidate Declarations for 2012," accessed March 20, 2012
  8. Idaho Secretary of State Election Division, "May 15, 2012 Primary Election Results," accessed July 4, 2012
  9. Idaho Secretary of State – Elections Division, "November 6, 2012 General Election Results," accessed December 27, 2012
  10. Idaho Secretary of State, "Official 2010 General election results," accessed April 16, 2014
  11. Idaho Secretary of State, "Idaho Senate official election results for 2008," November 4, 2008
  12. followthemoney.org, "Brackett, Bert," accessed August 30, 2013
  13. Follow the Money, "2010 candidate contributions," accessed April 16, 2014
  14. Brackett Campaign Donors
  15. StateScape, "Session schedules," accessed August 13, 2014
  16. StateScape, "Session schedules," accessed August 13, 2014
  17. Idaho Freedom Foundation, "2013 Freedom Index," accessed August 19, 2013
Political offices
Preceded by
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Idaho State Senate District 23
2008–present
Succeeded by
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