|Idaho House of Representatives District 19B|
|Minority Caucus Leader Idaho State House|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 2, 2010|
|Place of birth||New York, NY|
|Profession||Founder/Owner, Cronin and Associates|
Cronin graduated with his Bachelor's degree from Havenford College and his Master's degree from Harvard University.
In addition to being a representative, Cronin is a small business owner. Cronin is also a former teacher.
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Cronin served on these committees:
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Cronin served on these committees:
Cronin has opposed Idaho Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Luna's K-12 education reform package. The first bill was sent to the governor on March 9, 2011. That bill will restrict collective bargaining rights for teachers to salaries and benefits only. Additionally, tenure would be phased out for new teachers and existing teachers without tenure. "One person's medicine is another person's Kool-Aid and I refuse to drink it," Cronin said.
Students at Idaho's four-year universities will pay more in tuition in 2011-2012. Data shows that while state appropriations for higher education have been up and down in the last decade, hikes in student fees have been consistent.
Rep. Linden B. Bateman said that students paying more for their college experience is only a product of a poor economy.
“The problem is that we have this bleak economy and we can’t ask taxpayers to come up with more,” Bateman said. “The revenue is just not there.”
Rep. Brian Cronin says the trend shows the state’s inability to commit to stable and adequate funding for colleges and universities.
“This latest tuition increase is a logical consequence of a decade-long disinvestment into higher education,” said Cronin. “I think it’s a significant problem.”
Cronin did not run for re-election in 2012.
|Idaho House of Representatives, District 19B (2010)|
|Brian Cronin (D)||9,974||68.1%|
|John Magnan (R)||4,677||31.9%|
On November 4, 2008, Democrat Brian Cronin won the election to the Idaho House of Representatives District 19B receiving 66.6% of the vote (14,004 votes), ahead of Republican Kevin McGowan who received 33.4% of the vote (7,008 votes).
|Idaho House of Representatives, District 19B (2008)|
|Brian Cronin (D)||14,004||66.6%|
|Kevin McGowan (R)||7,008||33.4%|
In 2010, a year in which Cronin was up for re-election, he collected $14,435 in donations.
His largest contributors in 2010 were:
|Idaho House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Brian Cronin's campaign in 2010|
|Idaho Education Association||$1,000|
|Cronin, Denis F||$1,000|
|Professional Fire Fighters Of Idaho||$1,000|
|Idaho Hospital Association||$800|
|Total Raised in 2010||$14,435|
In 2008, Cronin raised $46,318.
Listed below are those who contributed the most to his campaign. 
|Idaho Education Association||$2,000|
|Denis F. Cronin||$1,000|
|Denis F. & Linda Cronin||$1,000|
|Professional Fire Fighters of Idaho||$1,000|
|Brian C. Cronin||$1,500|
|Kevin B. Cronin||$1,500|
Brian is married to Veronica Cronin. They have two children and reside in Boise, Idaho.
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- Brian Cronin's personal website
- Idaho House of Representatives - Brian Cronin
- Project Vote Smart legislative profile
- Project Vote Smart biography
- Campaign contributions: 2008, 2004
- Brian Cronin on Facebook
- Brian Cronin on LinkedIn
- ↑ Idaho Houses of Idaho house standing committees
- ↑ Fox News "Idaho Votes to Phase Out Teacher Tenure, Restrict Collective Bargaining," March 9, 2011
- ↑ "Tuition hikes reflect trend of students paying greater share of college costs," Idaho Reporter , April 26th, 2011
- ↑ Idaho Secretary of State - 2010 General election results
- ↑ Idaho House of Representatives official election results for 2008
- ↑ 2010 campaign contributions
- ↑ 2008 contributors to Brian Cronin
|Idaho House of Representatives District 19B
| Succeeded by|
Holli High Woodings (D)