John Goedde

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John Goedde
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Idaho State Senate District 4
In office
2000 - Present
Term ends
December 1, 2014
Years in position 14
Base salary$16,116/year
Per diem$122/day outside Boise, $49/day otherwise
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2000
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sWashington State University (1972)
BirthdayMay 20, 1949
Place of birthChelan, Washington
ProfessionPresident, Panhandle Insurance Agency, Incorporated
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John Goedde is a Republican member of the Idaho State Senate, representing District 4. He was first elected to the chamber in 2000.

Goedde earned his B.S. from Washington State University in 1972. His professional experience includes working as the President of Panhandle Insurance and Manager of the Hayden Lake Country Club.

Committee assignments


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

Idaho Committee Assignments, 2013
Education, Chair
Commerce and Human Resources


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


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



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 John W. Goedde will face Mary Souza in the Republican primary. Ray J. Writz is running as a Constitution Party candidate.[1]


See also: Idaho State Senate elections, 2012

Goedde won re-election in the 2012 election for Idaho State Senate District 4. Goedde ran unopposed in the Republican primary on May 15 and defeated Warren A. Ducote Jr. (D) and Jeremy P. Boggess (I) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[2][3]

Idaho State Senate, District 4, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Goedde Incumbent 56.9% 10,468
     Democratic Warren A. Ducote Jr. 35.4% 6,499
     Independent Jeremy P. Boggess 7.7% 1,416
Total Votes 18,383


See also: Idaho State Senate elections, 2010

Goedde had no opposition in the May 25 primary. He ran against Independent candidate, Jeremy Boggess, and Constitution candidate, Ray Writz, in the general election on November 2, 2010, defeating both.[4]

Idaho State Senate, District 4
2010 General election results
Candidates Votes Percent

Green check mark transparent.png John Goedde (R) 8,263 70.8%
Jeremy Boggess (I) 2,821 24.2%
Ray Writz (C) 590 5.1%


On November 4, 2008, Republican John Goedde won re-election to the Idaho State Senate District 4 receiving 9,525 votes, ahead of Democrat Ken Howard(8,036) and Independent Jeremy Boggess(1,145).[5]

Idaho State Senate, District 4 (2008)
Candidates Votes Percent

John Goedde (R) 9,525 50.9%
Ken Howard (D) 8,036 43.0%
Jeremy Boggess (Independent) 1,145 6.1%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Goedde is available dating back to 2000. Based on available campaign finance records, Goedde raised a total of $247,974 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 30, 2013.[6]

John Goedde's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Idaho State Senate, District 4 Won $33,325
2010 Idaho State Senate, District 4 Won $36,499
2008 Idaho State Senate, District 4 Won $79,955
2006 Idaho State Senate, District 4 Won $31,645
2004 Idaho State Senate, District 4 Won $10,550
2002 Idaho State Senate, District 4 Won $28,975
2000 Idaho State Senate, District 3 Won $27,025
Grand Total Raised $247,974


Goedde won re-election to the Idaho State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Goedde raised a total of $33,325.


In 2010, Goedde received $36,499 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[7]


In 2008, Goedde collected $79,995 in donations.[8]

His four largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Idaho Association of Realtors $2,000
Idaho Farm Bureau $2,000
Micron Technology $2,000
Idaho Republican Party $2,000


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.[9] Goedde received a score of -75 points in the 2013 index, ranking 29th out of 35 members of the Idaho State Senate that were evaluated for the study.


John is married and has one child.

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