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Dean Mortimer

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Dean Mortimer
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Idaho State Senate District 30
In office
2008 - Present
Term ends
November 30, 2016
Years in position 7
Base salary$16,438/year
Per diem$122/day outside Boise, $49/day otherwise
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 4, 2008
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Idaho House of Representatives
2006 - 2008
Associate'sRicks College
Bachelor'sUtah State University
Master'sUtah State University
Place of birthMoscow, Idaho
ProfessionBusiness Owner
Office website
Dean M. Mortimer is a Republican member of the Idaho State Senate, representing District 30. He was first elected to the chamber in 2008. He previously served in the Idaho House of Representatives from 2006 to 2008.


Mortimer earned his B.S. in Speech from Utah State University and his M.B.A. from Utah State University. His professional experience includes owning a construction and property management company and working in the financial services industry.

Committee assignments


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

Idaho Committee Assignments, 2013
Education, Vice Chair
Judiciary and Rules
Joint Finance-Appropriations
Joint Legislative Oversight


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


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


Presidential preference


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

Dean Mortimer endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [1]



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 Dean M. Mortimer was unopposed in the Republican primary and was unchallenged in the general election.[2][3][4][5]


See also: Idaho State Senate elections, 2012

Mortimer won election in the 2012 election for Idaho State Senate District 30. He ran unopposed in the May 15 primary and was unopposed in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[6][7]

Idaho State Senate, District 30, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDean Mortimer Incumbent 100% 16,309
Total Votes 16,309


See also: Idaho State Senate elections, 2010

Mortimer had no opposition in the May 25 primary. He was unopposed in the general election on November 2, 2010.[8]

Idaho State Senate, District 32 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Dean Mortimer (R) 13,482 100.0%


On November 4, 2008, Republican Dean Mortimer won the election to the Idaho State Senate, District 32 receiving 18,025 votes. He ran unopposed.[9]

Idaho State Senate, District 32 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Dean Mortimer (R) 18,025

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Mortimer is available dating back to 2006. Based on available campaign finance records, Mortimer raised a total of $65,741 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 30, 2013.[10]

Dean Mortimer's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Idaho State Senate, District 30 Won $14,675
2010 Idaho State Senate, District 32 Won $13,165
2008 Idaho State Senate, District 32 Won $12,656
2006 Idaho State House, District 32B Won $25,245
Grand Total Raised $65,741


Mortimer won re-election to the Idaho State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Mortimer raised a total of $14,675.
Idaho State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Dean Mortimer's campaign in 2012
Phillips, Dale$1,000
Two Jinn Inc$1,000
Beck, Doyle H$1,000
Andrews, Mark$1,000
Safehaven Healthcare$700
Total Raised in 2012$14,675
Source:Follow the Money


In 2010, Mortimer received $13,165 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[11]

Idaho State Senate 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Dean Mortimer's campaign in 2010
Hilliam, Rodney$1,000
Docuserve LLC$1,000
Beck, Doyle H$1,000
Idaho Farm Bureau$750
Coeur D Alene Tribe$500
Total Raised in 2010 $13,165


In 2008, Mortimer collected $12,656 in donations.[12]

His four largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Employers Insurance Co. of Nevada $1,000
Mark Andrews $1,000
Dale Phillips $1,000
Poston Denney & Killpack $1,000


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

Please see our writing guidelines if you would like to add results from an individual scorecard to this legislator's profile.


In 2013, the Idaho State Legislature was in session from January 7 through April 4.[13]

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.[14]

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.[15] Mortimer received a score of 42 points in the 2013 index, ranking 12th out of 35 members of the Idaho State Senate that were evaluated for the study.


Mortimer and his wife, Judy, have four children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Edgar Malepeai (D)
Idaho State Senate District 30
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Idaho State Senate District 32
Succeeded by
John Tippets (R)