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Judy Boyle
Idaho House of Representatives District 9B
In office
Term ends
December 1, 2014
Years in position 6
Base salary$16,116/year
Per diem$122/day outside Boise, $49/day otherwise
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2008
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
ProfessionFreelance Writer/Rancher
Office website
Personal website
Campaign website
Judy Boyle is a Republican member of the Idaho House of Representatives, representing District 9B. He was first elected to the chamber in 2008.

Boyle's professional experience includes working as a free-lance writer, rancher, and Natural Resources Director for United States Representative Helen Chenoweth-Hage.

Committee assignments


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

Idaho Committee Assignments, 2013
Agricultural Affairs, Vice Chair
Resources and Conservation


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


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


Wolf population

On April 19, 2011, Gov. Butch Otter signed a bill that would essentially allow him to declare a disaster due to the state’s wolf population, even as the animals were in the process of being removed the endangered species list.

Otter, the legislature, and the state court had been debating the wolf population issue for months when Otter signed this bill. A few weeks before the bill was signed, Rep. Mike Simpson inserted language to de-list the animals into a spending bill. This language that was inserted into the federal appropriation is not subject to judicial review, meaning that de-listing is almost guaranteed.

At least one conservation group, Defenders of Wildlife, opposed Simpson’s move and said that it’s an example of lawmakers playing politics with wolf populations.

The main backer of the state bill that Otter signed, Rep. Judy Boyle says the disaster declaration bill is still relevant because the state will be on probation for wolf management for the five years after de-listing. She also said that congressional uncertainty creates the need for the bill.

“What one Congress gives, one Congress can take away,” warned Boyle. ”We never know what the federal government will do and it’s notorious for going back on its word.”[1]



See also: Idaho House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Idaho House of Representatives 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 Judy Boyle will face Jeri Soulier in the Republican primary.[2]


See also: Idaho House of Representatives elections, 2012

Boyle won re-election in the 2012 election for Idaho House of Representatives District 9B. She defeated Kendall Nelson-Jeffs, Jeri Soulier and Daniel S. Weston in the Republican primary and defeated Mary Sue Roach (I) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[3][4][5]

Idaho House of Representatives, District 9B, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJudy Boyle Incumbent 65.2% 11,066
     Independent Mary Sue Roach 34.8% 5,906
Total Votes 16,972
Idaho House of Representatives District 9B Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJudy Boyle Incumbent 56.2% 3,336
Jeri Soulier 31.4% 1,865
Daniel S. Weston 9.2% 547
Kendall Nelson-Jeffs 3.2% 190
Total Votes 5,938


See also:Idaho House of Representatives elections, 2010

Boyle won re-election to District Seat 9B in 2010 with no opposition. She ran unopposed in the Republican primary on May 25th. The general election took place on November 2, 2010.[6]

Idaho House of Representatives, District 9B (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent

Green check mark transparent.png Judy Boyle (R) 9,798 100%


On November 4, 2008, Republican Judy Boyle won the election to the Idaho House of Representatives District 9B receiving 66.8% of the vote (10,133 votes), ahead of Democrat Jennifer Morgan who received 33.2% of the vote (5,0346 votes).[7]

Idaho House of Representatives, District 9B (2008)
Candidates Votes Percent

Green check mark transparent.png Judy Boyle (R) 10,133 66.8%
Jennifer Morgan (D) 5,034 33.2%

Campaign donors


Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.


In 2010, a year in which Boyle was up for re-election, she collected $7,400 in donations.[8]

His largest contributors in 2010 were:


In 2008, Boyle raised $16,777.

Listed below are those who contributed the most to his campaign.[9]

Donor Amount
Idaho Farm Bureau $1,600
Idaho Republican Party $1,250
Idaho Power Co. $1,000


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.[10] Boyle received a score of 120 points in the 2013 index, ranking 4th out of 70 members of the Idaho House of Representatives that were evaluated for the study.

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