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Lynn Luker

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Lynn Luker
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Idaho House of Representatives District 15A
Incumbent
In office
2006-Present
Term ends
December 1, 2014
Years in position 8
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$16,116/year
Per diem$122/day outside Boise, $49/day otherwise
Elections and appointments
Last electionDecember 1, 2014
First elected2006
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of California, Berkeley, 1977
J.D.University of Idaho, 1980
Personal
Place of birthIdaho Falls, ID
ProfessionAttorney
ReligionLDS
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Lynn Luker is a Republican member of the Idaho House of Representatives, representing District 15A. He was first elected to the chamber in 2006.

Luker earned his B.S. in Political Science from the University of California-Berkeley in 1977 and his J.D. from the University of Idaho in 1980. His professional experience includes working as an attorney.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Idaho Committee Assignments, 2013
Judiciary, Rules, and Administration, Vice Chair
Local Government
State Affairs

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Issues

Campaign themes

2012

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

  • EDUCATION
Excerpt: " Fund safe schools and quality curriculum. Preserve local education control. Protect the right to home school. Restore joy in learning and teaching."
  • TAXES & SPENDING
Excerpt: "Simplify taxes by cutting special exemptions. Eliminate business sapping taxes. Support balanced property tax relief. Control government growth and waste."
  • SOCIAL
Excerpt: "Safeguard personal liberty and ownership. Preserve family values. Protect and balance the use of Idaho lands. Seek affordable health care solutions."

Healthcare

Rep. Janice McGeachin introduced a bill in 2011 in the House State Affairs Committee that would shift more of the burden of the health care fund from the state to county governments. The state and counties share the costs of the fund, with counties pay the first $11,000 of health bills and Idaho paying the rest.

A few weeks prior, Rep. Luker brought legislation that would change the language concerning the administration of the fund. Idaho Code dictates that the health fund must cover “necessary” medical procedures, a term which Luker wants to change to “emergency.” He says the bill would save Idaho about $5 million, but hospitals oppose it because they say medical centers would have to eat the uncovered health costs.

McGeachin’s bill would increase the amount counties pay to $12,000 and the state would continue to pay the rest.

“We are, as a state, looking for every dollar we can find today,” said McGeachin. “These are some savings to the state.”[2]

Presidential preference

2012

See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Lynn Luker endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [3]

Elections

2014

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. Steve Berch is unopposed in the Democratic primary, while incumbent Lynn M. Luker is unopposed in the Republican primary.[4]

2012

See also: Idaho House of Representatives elections, 2012

Luker won re-election in the 2012 election for Idaho House of Representatives District 15A. He was unopposed in the Republican primary and defeated Richard Keller (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[5][6]

Idaho House of Representatives, District 15A, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngLynn M. Luker Incumbent 59% 10,602
     Democratic Richard Keller 41% 7,379
Total Votes 17,981

2010

See also:Idaho House of Representatives elections, 2010

Luker won re-election to District Seat 15A in 2010 against Democrat Brenda Lovell, Independent James Tucker, and Libertarian Randal Williamson. He defeated Jen Stanko in the Republican primary on May 25th by a margin of 2,237 to 1,008. The general election took place on November 2, 2010.[7]

Idaho House of Representatives, District 15A (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent


Green check mark transparent.png Lynn Luker (R) 6,401 56.0%
Brenda Lovell (D) 4,280 37.5%
James Tucker (I) 448 3.9%
Randal Williamson (L) 299 2.6%

2008

On November 4, 2008, Republican Lynn Luker won re-election to the Idaho House of Representatives District 15A receiving 12,857 votes.[8]

Luker raised $5,361 for his campaign.

Idaho House of Representatives, District 15A (2008)
Candidates Votes


Green check mark transparent.png Lynn Luker (R) 12,857

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Luker is available dating back to 2004. Based on available campaign finance records, Luker raised a total of $88,683 during that time period. This information was last updated on December 12, 2013.[9]

Lynn Luker's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Idaho House, District 15A Won $23,510
2010 Idaho House, District 15A Won $28,116
2008 Idaho House, District 15A Won $5,361
2006 Idaho House, District 15A Won $14,174
2004 Idaho House, District 15B Defeated $17,522
Grand Total Raised $88,683

2012

Luker in 2012. During that election cycle, Luker raised a total of $23,510.

2010

In 2010, a year in which Luker was up for re-election, he collected $28,116 in donations.[10]

His largest contributors in 2010 were:


Scorecards

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] Luker received a score of 68 points in the 2013 index, ranking 20th out of 70 members of the Idaho House of Representatives that were evaluated for the study.

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