R. Steven "Steve" Bair

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Steve Bair
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Idaho State Senate District 31
Incumbent
In office
2006 - Present
Term ends
December 1, 2014
Years in position 8
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$16,438/year
Per diem$122/day outside Boise, $49/day otherwise
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2006
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
High schoolSnake River High School (1976)
Personal
BirthdayApril 9, 1958
Place of birthBlackfoot, Idaho
ReligionMormon
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
R. Steven 'Steve' Bair is a Republican member of the Idaho State Senate, representing District 31. He was first elected to the chamber in 2006.

His professional experience includes working as a farmer.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Idaho Committee Assignments, 2013
Agricultural Affairs, Chair
Resources and Environment, Vice Chair

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Issues

Presidential preference

2012

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

R. Steven "Steve" Bair 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 take place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 14, 2014. Incumbent Steve Bair was unopposed in the Republican primary and is unchallenged in the general election.[2][3][4]

2012

See also: Idaho State Senate elections, 2012

Bair won re-election in the 2012 election for Idaho State Senate District 31. He ran unopposed in the Republican primary on May 15 and defeated Cherie Harding Clawson (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[5][6]

Idaho State Senate, District 31, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngR. Steven "Steve" Bair Incumbent 64.4% 11,048
     Democratic Cherie Harding Clawson 35.6% 6,104
Total Votes 17,152

2010

See also: Idaho State Senate elections, 2010

Bair had no opposition in the May 25 primary. He was unopposed in the general election on November 2, 2010.[7]

Idaho State Senate, District 28 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png R. Steven Bair (R) 9,416 100.0%

2008

On November 4, 2008, Republican Bair won re-election to the Idaho State Senate, District 28 receiving 11,524 votes. He ran unopposed.[8]


Idaho State Senate, District 28 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Steve Bair (R) 11,524


Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Bair is available dating back to 2006. Based on available campaign finance records, Bair raised a total of $48,850 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 30, 2013.[9]

R. Steven Bair's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Idaho State Senate, District 31 Won $19,285
2010 Idaho State Senate, District 28 Won $5,800
2008 Idaho State Senate, District 28 Won $8,850
2006 Idaho State Senate, District 28 Won $14,915
Grand Total Raised $48,850

2012

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Idaho State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to R. Steven "Steve" Bair's campaign in 2012
Idaho Farm Bureau$1,500
Thompson Farms$1,000
Davis, Bart M$1,000
Steve & Virginia Goodwin$1,000
Senate Republican Pac of Idaho$1,000
Total Raised in 2012$19,285
Source:Follow the Money

2010

In 2010, Bair received $5,800 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[10]

Idaho State Senate 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to R. Steven "Steve" Bair's campaign in 2010
Idaho Telecom Alliance$1,000
Education Networks Of America$500
Mountain View Hospital$500
Idaho Farm Bureau$500
Anheuser-Busch$400
Total Raised in 2010 $5,800

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.[11]

2012

In 2012, the Idaho State Legislature was in session from January 9 through March 29.[12]

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.[13] Bair received a score of -52 points in the 2013 index, ranking 16th out of 35 members of the Idaho State Senate that were evaluated for the study.

Personal

Bair and his wife, Lori, have five children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
John Tippets (R)
Idaho Senate District 31
2012–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Idaho State Senate District 28
2006–2012
Succeeded by
Jim Guthrie (R)