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Merrill Beyeler

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Merrill Beyeler
Idaho House of Representatives, District 8B
In office
December 1, 2014 - Present
Term ends
November 30, 2016
Years in position 1
Base salary$16,438/year
Per diem$122/day outside Boise, $49/day otherwise
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 4, 2014
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Office website
Merrill Beyeler is a Republican member the Idaho House of Representatives, representing District 8B. He was first elected to the chamber in 2014.

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

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

Idaho Committee Assignments, 2015
Environment, Energy, and Technology
Health and Welfare



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. Jocelyn Francis Plass was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Merrill Beyeler defeated incumbent Lenore Hardy Barrett and Brent Adamson in the Republican primary. Plass was defeated by Beyeler in the general election.[1][2][3]

Idaho House of Representatives, District 8B, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMerrill Beyeler 66.3% 10,312
     Democratic Jocelyn Francis Plass 26.9% 4,179
     Independent Mike Barrett (Write-in) 6.9% 1,073
Total Votes 15,564
Idaho House of Representatives, District 8B Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMerrill Beyeler 46.6% 3,644
Lenore Hardy Barrett Incumbent 34.2% 2,676
Brent Adamson 19.2% 1,499
Total Votes 7,819


See also: Idaho House of Representatives elections, 2012

Beyeler ran in the 2012 election for Idaho House of Representatives District 8B. Beyeler lost against District 35B incumbent Lenore Hardy Barrett, K. LaVon Dresen and Kenny Keene in the Republican primary on May 15, 2012. Victoria Casetta lost to Cindy Phelps in the Democratic primary. The general election took place on November 6, 2012.[4][5]

Idaho House of Representatives District 8B Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngLenore Barrett 37.1% 2,716
Merrill Beyeler 27.9% 2,038
Kenny Keene 27.6% 2,015
K. LaVon Dresen 7.4% 543
Total Votes 7,312


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Preceded by
Lenore Barrett (R)
Idaho House of Representatives District 8B
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