Shawn Keough

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Shawn Keough
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Idaho State Senate District 1
Incumbent
In office
1996 - Present
Term ends
December 1, 2014
Years in position 18
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$16,438/year
Per diem$122/day outside Boise, $49/day otherwise
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected1996
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Personal
Birthday1959
Place of birthPompton Plains, New Jersey
ProfessionExecutive Director, Associated Logging Contractors
ReligionProtestant
Websites
Office website
Personal website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Shawn Keough (b. December 30, 1959) is a Republican member of the Idaho State Senate, representing District 1. She was first elected to the chamber in 1996.

Keogh's professional experience includes working as the Executive Director of Associated Logging Contractors.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Idaho Committee Assignments, 2013
Finance, Vice Chair
Transportation
Joint Finance-Appropriations

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Issues

Presidential preference

2012

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

Shawn Keough endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [1]

Elections

2014

See also: Idaho State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Idaho State Senate will take place in 2014. A primary election took place May 20, 2014. The general election will be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 14, 2014. Incumbent Shawn A. Keough defeated Danielle Ahrens in the Republican primary, while Christian Fioravanti defeated Jack Mervin in the Constitution Party primary. Keough will face Fioravanti in the general election.[2][3]

Idaho State Senate, District 1 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngShawn Keough Incumbent 53.8% 3,484
Danielle Ahrens 46.2% 2,997
Total Votes 6,481
Idaho State Senate, District 1 Constitution Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngChristian Fioravanti 82.1% 32
Jack Mervin 17.9% 7
Total Votes 39

2012

See also: Idaho State Senate elections, 2012

Redistricting placed District 2 incumbent Joyce Broadsword (R) into District 1 with Keough, leading to a potential 2012 faceoff between the two.[4] However, rather than face Keough in a primary, Broadsword announced she would not be seeking re-election.[5]

Keough defeated Danielle Ahrens in the primary on May 15 and was challenged by Laura Bry in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012. Bry withdrew from the race on June 21, 2012, leaving Keough unopposed.[6][7]

Idaho State Senate, District 1, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngShawn Keough Incumbent 100% 17,217
Total Votes 17,217
Idaho State Senate District 1 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngShawn A. Keough Incumbent 70.3% 4,671
Danielle Ahrens 29.7% 1,976
Total Votes 6,647

2010

See also: Idaho State Senate elections, 2010

Keough defeated Steve Tanner in the May 25 primary. She had no opposition in the general election on November 2, 2010.[8]

Idaho State Senate, District 1
2010 General election results
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Shawn Keough (R) 11,593 100.0%

Results of the Republican primary:

Idaho State Senate, District 1 (2010 Primary)
Candidates Votes
Shawn Keough (R) 4,280
Steve Tanner (R) 1,325

2008

On November 4, 2008, Republican Keough won re-election to the Idaho State Senate District 1. She ran unopposed receiving 15,322 votes.[9]


Idaho State Senate, District 1 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Shawn Keough (R) 15,322

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Keough is available dating back to 1996. Based on available campaign finance records, Keough raised a total of $335,572 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 30, 2013.[10]

Shawn Keough's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Idaho State Senate, District 1 Won $73,183
2010 Idaho State Senate, District 1 Won $32,996
2008 Idaho State Senate, District 1 Won $43,865
2006 Idaho State Senate, District 1 Won $46,741
2004 Idaho State Senate, District 1 Won $34,229
2002 Idaho State Senate, District 1 Won $20,887
2000 Idaho State Senate, District 1 Won $33,836
1998 Idaho State Senate, District 1 Won $3,856
1996 Idaho State Senate, District 1 Won $45,979
Grand Total Raised $335,572

2012

Keough won re-election to the Idaho State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Keough raised a total of $73,183.
Idaho State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Shawn Keough's campaign in 2012
Idaho Power Co$2,000
Idaho Medical Association$1,900
Union Pacific Railroad$1,500
Senate Republican Pac of Idaho$1,500
Idaho Consumer-Owned Utilities$1,250
Total Raised in 2012$73,183
Source:Follow the Money

2010

In 2010, Keough received $32,996 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[11]

Idaho State Senate 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Shawn Keough's campaign in 2010
Idaho Telecom Alliance$1,500
Union Pacific Railroad$1,250
Jr Simplot Co$1,200
Qwest Communications$1,100
Idaho Power Co$1,000
Total Raised in 2010 $32,996

2008

In 2008, Keough collected $43,865 in donations.[12]

Her four largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Senate Republican PAC of Idaho $2,000
Idaho PAC $2,000
Associated Logging Contractors of Idaho $2,000
Idaho Republican Party $2,000

Scorecards

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

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2013

In 2013, the Idaho State Legislature was in session from January 7 through April 4.[13]

Legislators are scored on their votes on bills "impacting economic freedom in the state."

2012

In 2012, the Idaho State Legislature was in session from January 9 through March 29.[14]

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.[15] Keough received a score of -79 points in the 2013 index, ranking 32nd out of 35 members of the Idaho State Senate that were evaluated for the study.

Personal

Keough and her husband, Mike, have two children. She is a member of the Greater Sandpoint Chamber of Commerce and a member of Idaho Women in Timber.

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Idaho State Senate District 1
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