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John McGee
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Idaho State Senate District 10
Former officeholder
In office
December 1, 2004 - February 22, 2012
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$16,438/year
Per diem$122/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First electedNovember 2004
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sCollege of Idaho
Personal
Place of birthCaldwell, Idaho
Websites
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John McGee was a Republican member of the Idaho State Senate from 2004 until his resignation on February 22, 2012. McGee was re-elected November of 2010 with his term expiring in 2012, but resigned amid allegations of sexual harassment.[1] He was serving as State Senate Majority Caucus Leader at the time.

McGee graduated with his history degree from the University of Idaho.

Before becoming a Senator, McGee was a policy advisor to Dirk Kempthorne when he was Governor of Idaho and a legislative assistant for Kempthorne when he was in the United States Senate. McGee also worked as a marketing director for an Idaho hospital.

Committee assignments

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2010

See also: Idaho State Senate elections, 2010

McGee defeated Greg Collett in the May 25 primary. He ran against Leif Skyving in the general election on November 2, 2010, defeating him.[3]

Idaho State Senate, District 10
2010 General election results
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png John McGee (R) 7,068 72.6%
Leif Skyving (D) 2,672 27.4%

2008

On November 4, 2008, Republican John McGee won re-election to the Idaho State Senate District 10 receiving 10,011 votes, ahead of Democrat Harold Stiles(3,728).[4]


Idaho State Senate, District 10 (2008)
Candidates Votes Percent
John McGee (R) 10,011 72.9%
Harold Stiles (D) 3,728 27.1%

Campaign donors

2008

In 2008, McGee collected $83,434 in donations.[5]

His four largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Canyon County Republican Central CMTE $2,320
Union Pacific Railroad $2,000
Staker Parson Companies $2,000
Idaho Power Co $2,000

Controversies

Arrested for grand theft, drunken driving

In early Sunday morning, June 19, 2011, McGee was arrested for drunken driving and grand theft.[6]

The Ada County Sheriff’s Office reported that McGee started drinking Saturday might in a golf course clubhouse and then began walking before coming to a Ford Excursion with a trailer hooked up. The SUV was unlocked with the keys inside. McGee got inside and drove away.[7]

At some point in the night, McGee unsuccessfully tried to turn the vehicle and trailer around, jack-knifing the two. McGee eventually fell asleep in the Excursion. Two witnesses in a nearby house were watching all of the events transpire and called police. When police arrived McGee told authorities he was on his way to Jackpot.[8]

He pleaded guilty to misdemeanor DUI in July.

Sexual harassment allegations, resignation

On February 22, 2012, Republican Senate leaders announced McGee's resignation after allegations of sexual harassment against McGee came to light. The claims were made by an unidentified Senate attache. Senate President Pro Tem Brent Hill stated, “In this situation, my first priority is to ensure a safe, secure and professional work environment for Senate employees. My second priority is to protect the integrity and institution of the Idaho State Senate.”[1]

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District 10

McGee represented Idaho Senate District 10. District 10 included the southern portion of Canyon County[9].

Personal

John is married to Hanna McGee and live in Caldwell, Idaho.

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Idaho Senate District 10
2004–February 22, 2012
Succeeded by
Jim Rice