Jason Monks

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Jason Monks
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Idaho House of Representatives District 22B
In office
December 1, 2012-Present
Term ends
November 30, 2016
Years in position 3
Base salary$16,438/year
Per diem$122/day outside Boise, $49/day otherwise
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First elected2012
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sBrigham Young University
Place of birthRidgecrest, CA
ProfessionBusiness owner
ReligionLatter-Day Saints
Office website
Jason A. Monks is a Republican member of the Idaho House of Representatives, representing District 22B. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Monks served on the following committees:

Idaho Committee Assignments, 2015
Transportation and Defense
Joint Finance-Appropriations


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


Campaign themes


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

  • Taxes
Excerpt: "I believe that your money is actually yours; it is not the governments, they didn’t give it to you. You earned it and should get to keep it. It is not the role of government to redistribute wealth from those that created jobs, and created wealth and give it to those that did not."
  • Size and Scope of Government
Excerpt: "The government has exceeded the original intent of the Constitution. The government should not get involved with those things that individuals can do for themselves."
  • School Budget
Excerpt: "My children have experienced first hand what budget cuts have forced schools to do. ...The real problem is that we don’t have enough funds to go around. Instead of solely focusing on where to cut educational spending; I will support legislation that will encourage job growth that will bring more money into the state."
  • Students Come First
Excerpt: "After speaking with many educators, and tax payers I’ve come to the conclusion that the biggest problem we face in regards to the Students Come First initiative is a lack of communication and cooperation."
  • Right to Life
Excerpt: "I am a firm believer and supporter of the rights of the unborn. I am proud to have the endorsement of Idaho Chooses Life and will do everything I can to protect the rights of the unborn."



See also: Idaho House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Idaho House of Representatives 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 Jason Monks was unopposed in the Republican primary and was unchallenged in the general election.[2][3][4][5]


See also: Idaho House of Representatives elections, 2012

Monks won election in the 2012 election for Idaho House of Representatives District 22B. He defeated Michael Law, Fred Tilman and Stephen Warren in the Republican primary on May 15, 2012, and defeated Sharon Fisher (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[6][7][8]

Idaho House of Representatives, District 22B, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJason Monks 67.6% 10,080
     Democratic Sharon Fisher 32.4% 4,821
Total Votes 14,901
Idaho House of Representatives District 22B Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJason Monks 39.7% 942
Fred Tilman 35.3% 838
Michael Law 20.6% 488
Charles D. Hoffman 4.4% 105
Total Votes 2,373

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Monks is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Monks raised a total of $21,802 during that time period. This information was last updated on December 12, 2013.[9]

Jason Monks's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Idaho House, District 22B Won $21,802
Grand Total Raised $21,802


Monks won election to the Idaho House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Monks raised a total of $21,802.
Idaho House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Jason Monks's campaign in 2012
Monks, Jason$7,891
Hawkes, Travis$1,000
J2K LLC$1,000
Committee to Elect Joe Palmer$1,000
Valley Medical$1,000
Total Raised in 2012$21,802
Source: Follow the Money



Monk's website lists the following endorsements:[10]

  • Idaho House Majority Leader Mike Moyle
  • District 20A State Representative Joe Palmer
  • Romney for President Idaho State Finance Chair Travis Hawkes
  • Meridian Mayor Tammy DeWeerd
  • Former political opponent and small business owner Stephen Warren


See also: State legislative scorecards and State legislative scorecards in Idaho

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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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In 2013, the Idaho State Legislature was in session from January 7 through April 4.[11]

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.[12]

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.[13] Monks received a score of 106 points in the 2013 index, ranking 9th out of 70 members of the Idaho House of Representatives that were evaluated for the study.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Pete Nielsen (R)
Idaho House of Representatives District 22B
Succeeded by