Lance Clow

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Lance Clow
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Idaho House of Representatives District 24A
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
Office website
Campaign website
Lance Clow is a Republican member of the Idaho House of Representatives, representing District 24A. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

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

Idaho Committee Assignments, 2015
Business, Vice chair
Local Government
Economic Outlook and Revenue Assessment


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


Campaign themes


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

Tax Policy

  • Excerpt: "The government must practice fiscal responsibility, and tax revenues should provide the government only the money necessary to provide appropriate functions. Idaho’s tax structure should be predictable, fair, and balanced, and the combination of our income, sales, and property taxes should continue to provide a stable, dependable source of income for governmental needs. The current tax policy of the State should be simplified allowing for lower income and sales tax rates."

Economic Growth

  • Excerpt: "A coordinated effort is needed to enhance the cultural, economic and natural resources for the benefit of economic growth and the creation of quality career opportunities. Economic growth must result in a vibrant economy of industrial, agricultural and commercial enterprise, with the final economic impact on the individual."


  • Excerpt: "The recovery of funding that was lost during the economic downturn of the past five years is a high priority. However, as we replace lost funding and find new funding we need to be cognitive that we cannot continue to do things as we have in the past. Professional Compensation changes are needed to attract and retain the best educators, while holding educators accountable for improving outcomes and more challenging standards."

Sanctity of Life

  • Excerpt: "I support the sanctity of life from conception to natural death, the rights of the unborn child and oppose abortion based on sex selection, convenience, or as a method of birth control. Adoption should be encouraged and enabled by legislation as an alternative to abortion."

Health Insurance Exchange

  • Excerpt: " I believe that the State should assure that its values are optimally incorporated into the federally required health insurance exchange. The values include: keeping the costs to citizens at a minimum; assuring Idaho insurance companies receive fair treatment; assuring that agents and brokers are not excluded; a provision for Idaho Legislative oversight; protecting the Idaho taxpayer from risk of financial failure of the exchange; assuring that Idaho values are protected by Idaho citizens; and, finally, assuring that Idaho citizens will control the insurance decisions to assure that Idaho pro-life values are incorporated in the design and implementation of the exchange. This can only be done through an independently created Idaho Health Insurance Exchange."



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. Dale Varney was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while incumbent Lance W. Clow was unopposed in the Republican primary. Varney was defeated by Clow in the general election.[2][3][4][5]

Idaho House of Representatives, District 24A, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngLance W. Clow Incumbent 70.5% 7,275
     Democratic Dale Varney 29.5% 3,044
Total Votes 10,319


See also: Idaho House of Representatives elections, 2012

Clow won election in the 2012 election for Idaho House of Representatives District 24A. He ran unopposed in the Republican primary on May 15, 2012, and was unopposed in the general election on November 6, 2012.[6][7]

Idaho House of Representatives, District 24A, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngLance Clow 100% 13,001
Total Votes 13,001

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Clow is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Clow raised a total of $10,926 during that time period. This information was last updated on December 12, 2013.[8]

Lance Clow's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Idaho House, District 24A Won $10,926
Grand Total Raised $10,926


Clow won election to the Idaho House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Clow raised a total of $10,926.


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

Legislative scorecards are used to evaluate elected public officials based on voting record. Some scorecards are created by political advocacy groups with a focus on specific issues, while others are developed by newspapers and are broad in scope. Scorecards are meant to be used as a tool for voters to have a quick picture of whether their views align with a particular legislator's record.

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

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In 2013, the Idaho State Legislature was in session from January 7 through April 4.[9]

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.[10]

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.[11] Clow received a score of -4 points in the 2013 index, ranking 30th out of 70 members of the Idaho House of Representatives that were evaluated for the study.

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