Dean Cameron

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Dean Cameron
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Idaho State Senate District 27
Incumbent
In office
1990 - Present
Term ends
December 1, 2014
Years in position 24
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$16,116/year
Per diem$122/day outside Boise, $49/day otherwise
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected1990
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Associate'sRicks College (1984)
Personal
BirthdayJanuary 20, 1961
Place of birthBurley, Idaho
ProfessionInsurance Salesman
ReligionMormon
Websites
Office website
Personal website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Dean Cameron (b. January 20, 1961) is a Republican member of the Idaho State Senate, representing District 27. He was first elected to the chamber in 1990.

Cameron's professional experience includes working as an insurance salesman.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Idaho Committee Assignments, 2013
Finance, Chair
Joint Finance-Appropriations, Co-Chair
Commerce and Human Resources
Resources and Environment

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Issues

Presidential preference

2012

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

Dean Cameron 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 will consist of a primary election on May 20, 2014, and a general election on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 3, 2014. Incumbent Dean L. Cameron is unopposed in the Republican primary.[2]

2012

See also: Idaho State Senate elections, 2012

Cameron won re-election in the 2012 election for Idaho State Senate District 27. He defeated Douglas T. Pickett in the Republican primary on May 15 and was unopposed in the November 6 general election.[3][4][5]

Idaho State Senate, District 27, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDean Cameron Incumbent 100% 13,642
Total Votes 13,642
Idaho State Senate District 27 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDean Cameron 56.5% 3,773
Douglas T. Pickett 43.5% 2,900
Total Votes 6,673

2010

See also: Idaho State Senate elections, 2010

Cameron had no opposition in the May 25 primary. He ran unopposed in the general election on November 2, 2010.[6]

Idaho State Senate, District 26 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent


Green check mark transparent.png Dean Cameron (R) 8,560 100.0%

2008

On November 4, 2008, Republican Dean Cameron won re-election to the Idaho State Senate, District 26 receiving 70.8% of the vote (9,704 votes), ahead of Democrat Scott McClure who received 29.2% of the vote (3,998 votes).[7]


Idaho State Senate, District 26 (2008)
Candidates Votes Percent


Green check mark transparent.png Dean Cameron (R) 9,704 70.8%
Scott McClure (D) 3,998 29.2%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Cameron is available dating back to 1992. Based on available campaign finance records, Cameron raised a total of $291,459 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 30, 2013.[8]

Dean Cameron's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Idaho State Senate, District 27 Won $75,184
2010 Idaho State Senate, District 26 Won $4,200
2008 Idaho State Senate, District 26 Won $61,620
2006 Idaho State Senate, District 26 Won $24,215
2004 Idaho State Senate, District 26 Won $16,767
2002 Idaho State Senate, District 26 Won $31,880
2000 Idaho State Senate, District 24 Won $14,049
1998 Idaho State Senate, District 24 Won $9,744
1996 Idaho State Senate, District 24 Won $8,816
1994 Idaho State Senate, District 24 Won $19,465
1992 Idaho State Senate, District 24 Won $25,519
Grand Total Raised $291,459

2012

Cameron won re-election to the Idaho State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Cameron raised a total of $75,184.

2010

In 2010, Cameron received $42,000 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[9]

2008

In 2008, Cameron collected $61,620 in donations.[10]

His four largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Idaho Education Association $2,000
3M $1,500
Idaho Republican Party $1,500
Idaho Farm Bureau $1,400

Scorecards

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.[11] Cameron received a score of -60 points in the 2013 index, ranking 17th out of 35 members of the Idaho State Senate that were evaluated for the study.

Personal

Cameron and his wife, Linda, have three children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Denton Darrington (R)
Idaho State Senate District 27
2012–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Idaho State Senate District 26
1990–2012
Succeeded by
Michelle Stennett (D)