Donna Pence

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Donna Pence
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Idaho House of Representatives District 26B
Incumbent
In office
2004-Present
Term ends
December 1, 2014
Years in position 10
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$16,438/year
Per diem$122/day outside Boise, $49/day otherwise
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2004
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Idaho, 1964
Master'sIdaho State University, 1966
Personal
BirthdayAugust 23, 1942
Place of birthJoliet, IL
ProfessionCo-Owner, Pence Farm
ReligionMethodist
Websites
Office website
Personal website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Donna Pence (b. August 23, 1942) is a Democratic member of the Idaho House of Representatives, representing District 26B. She was first elected to the chamber in 2004.

Pence earned her B.S. in Physics Education from the University of Idaho in 1964 and her M.S. in Physics Education from Idaho State University in 1966. Her professional experience includes teaching and owning a farm.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Idaho Committee Assignments, 2013
Agricultural Affairs
Education
Resources and Conservation
Ways and Means

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Issues

Campaign themes

2012

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

  • Leading on Jobs and the Economy
Excerpt: "Small businesses are the backbone of strong rural communities. In 2012, I championed legislation that provided tax credits for value added Ag jobs, spoke up for alternate energy development, and encouraged more State support for rural development."
  • Promoting Efficient and Ethical Government
Excerpt: "For government to be effective the public must believe that elected officials, lobbyists, and Legislators are honest and ethical. I will continue to back an Independent Ethics Commission to re-assure public confidence."
  • Supporting Idaho’s Public Schools
Excerpt: "As a retired teacher, I know education is the best investment we can make in our future. Thatʼs why I will never stop fighting to make Idahoʼs public schools our number one priority."

Elections

2014

See also: Idaho House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Idaho House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election took place May 20, 2014. The general election will take place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 14, 2014. Incumbent Donna Pence was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Don Hudson was unopposed in the Republican primary. Pence will face Hudson in the general election.[2][3][4]

2012

See also: Idaho House of Representatives elections, 2012

Pence won re-election in the 2012 election for Idaho House of Representatives. Due to redistricting, she ran in District 26B. She was unopposed in the Democratic primary and defeated Lee Barron (R) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[5][6][7]

Idaho House of Representatives, District 26B, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDonna Pence Incumbent 58.9% 9,999
     Republican Lee Barron 41.1% 6,987
Total Votes 16,986

2010

See also:Idaho House of Representatives elections, 2010

Pence won re-election to District Seat 25B in 2010 against Republican Alex Sutter. She ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on May 25th. The general election took place on November 2, 2010.[8]

Idaho House of Representatives, District 25B (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Donna Pence (D) 6,706 54.9%
Alex Sutter (R) 5,509 45.1%

2008

On November 4, 2008, Democrat Donna Pence won re-election to the Idaho House of Representatives District 25B receiving 13,960 votes. She ran unopposed.[9]

Idaho House of Representatives, District 25B (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Donna Pence (D) 13,960

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Pence is available dating back to 2002. Based on available campaign finance records, Pence raised a total of $76,962 during that time period. This information was last updated on December 12, 2013.[10]

Donna Pence's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Idaho House, District 26B Won $16,059
2010 Idaho House, District 25B Won $20,270
2008 Idaho House, District 25B Won $4,746
2006 Idaho House, District 25B Won $4,650
2004 Idaho House, District 25B Won $19,206
2002 Idaho House, District 25B Defeated $12,031
Grand Total Raised $76,962

2012

Pence won re-election to the Idaho House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Pence raised a total of $16,059.
Idaho House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Donna Pence's campaign in 2012
Stennett, Michelle R.$1,060
Committee to Elect J. Remington$1,060
Idaho Education Association$1,000
Idaho State AFL-CIO$1,000
Committee to Re-elect W. Jaquet$1,000
Total Raised in 2012$16,059
Source:Follow the Money

2010

In 2010, a year in which Pence was up for re-election, she collected $20,270 in donations.[11]

His largest contributors in 2010 were:

Idaho House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Donna Pence's campaign in 2010
Idaho Education Association$2,000
Jaquet, Wendy Soth$2,000
Professional Fire Fighters Of Idaho$1,500
Communications Workers$1,000
Idaho Democratic Legislative Caucus$1,000
Total Raised in 2010 $20,270

2008

In 2008, Pence raised $4,746.

Listed below are those who contributed the most to her campaign.[12]

Donor Amount
Idaho Education Association $2,000

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.[13] Pence received a score of -74 points in the 2013 index, ranking 65th out of 70 members of the Idaho House of Representatives that were evaluated for the study.

Personal

Pence and her husband, Lewis, have three children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Maxine Bell (R)
Idaho House of Representatives District 26B
2012-preset
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Idaho House of Representatives District 25B
2004–2012
Succeeded by
Clark Kauffman (R)