Richard Wills

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Richard Wills
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Idaho House of Representatives District 23A
Incumbent
In office
2002-Present
Term ends
December 1, 2012
Years in position 12
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$16,438/year
Per diem$122/day outside Boise, $49/day otherwise
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2002
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Personal
BirthdayJune 18, 1945
Place of birthBassett, NE
ProfessionOwner, Opera Theatre Consulting Business
ReligionLDS
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Richard "Rich" Wills (b. June 18, 1945) is a Republican member of the Idaho House of Representatives, representing District 23A. He was first elected to the chamber in 2002.

Wills's professional experience includes owning a theater consulting company and working as a specialist with the Idaho State Police.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Idaho Committee Assignments, 2013
Judiciary, Rules, and Administration, Chair
Education
Transportation and Defense

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2014

See also: Idaho House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Idaho House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election took place May 20, 2014. The general election will take place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 14, 2014. Mary Ann Richards was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while incumbent Rich Wills was unopposed in the Republican primary. Richards will face Wills in the general election.[1][2][3]

2012

See also: Idaho House of Representatives elections, 2012

Wills won re-election in the 2012 election for Idaho House of Representatives. Due to redistricting, he ran in District 23A. He was unopposed in the Republican primary and defeated Jody Bickle (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[4][5]

Idaho House of Representatives, District 23A, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRichard Wills Incumbent 71.1% 9,641
     Democratic Jody Bickle 28.9% 3,926
Total Votes 13,567

2010

See also:Idaho House of Representatives elections, 2010

Wills won re-election to District Seat 22A in 2010 with no opposition. He ran unopposed in the Republican primary on May 25th. The general election took place on November 2, 2010.[6]

Idaho House of Representatives, District 22A (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Richard Wills (R) 6,791 100.0%

2008

On November 4, 2008, Republican Raul Labrador won re-election to the Idaho House of Representatives District 22A receiving 9,550 votes. He ran unopposed.[7]

Wills raised $2,000 for his campaign.

Idaho House of Representatives, District 22A (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Richard Wills (R) 9,550

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Wills is available dating back to 2002. Based on available campaign finance records, Wills raised a total of $46,074 during that time period. This information was last updated on December 12, 2013.[8]

Richard Wills's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Idaho House, District 23A Won $16,650
2010 Idaho House, District 22A Won $6,750
2008 Idaho House, District 22A Won $7,300
2006 Idaho House, District 22A Won $8,425
2004 Idaho House, District 22A Won $6,305
2002 Idaho House, District 22A Won $644
Grand Total Raised $46,074

2012

Wills won re-election to the Idaho House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Wills raised a total of $16,650.
Idaho House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Richard Wills's campaign in 2012
Black, Max$1,000
Two Jinn, Inc.$1,000
Idaho Trucking Association$1,000
Coeur D Alene Tribe$750
Idaho Hospital Association$500
Total Raised in 2012$16,650
Source:Follow the Money

2010

In 2010, a year in which Wills was up for re-election, he collected $6,750 in donations.[9]

His largest contributors in 2010 were:

Idaho House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Richard Wills's campaign in 2010
Idaho Soft Drink Association$1,100
Coeur D Alene Tribe$1,000
Shoshone Bannock Tribes$750
Idaho Association Of Realtors$500
Idaho Power Co$500
Total Raised in 2010 $6,750

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.[10] Wills received a score of -41 points in the 2013 index, ranking 55th out of 70 members of the Idaho House of Representatives that were evaluated for the study.

Personal

Wills and his wife, Connie, have four children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
James Patrick (R)
Idaho House of Representatives District 23A
2012-present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Idaho House of Representatives District 22A
2002–2012
Succeeded by
John Vander Woude (R)