Steve Vick

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Steve Vick
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Idaho State Senate District 2
In office
December 1, 2010 - Present
Term ends
November 30, 2016
Years in position 5
Base salary$16,438/year
Per diem$122/day outside Boise, $49/day otherwise
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Montana House of Representatives
1995 - 2002
Bachelor'sMontana State University (1979)
Date of birthMay 23, 1956
Place of birthGreat Falls, Montana
ProfessionOwner, Vick Homes
Office website
Campaign website
Steve Vick (b. May 23, 1956) is a Republican member of the Idaho State Senate, representing District 2. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010. He previously served in the Montana House of Representatives from 1995 to 2002.


Vick earned his B.S. from Montana State University in 1979. His professional experience includes owning Vick Homes and working as a farmer and design engineer.

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

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

Idaho Committee Assignments, 2015
Local Government and Taxation
Resources and Environment, Vice chair
Joint Legislative Oversight


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


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


Census job and welfare exemption

Members of the Senate Health and Welfare Committee voted to approve rules that would prevent money earned by working for the U.S. Census Bureau from being counted toward income eligibility limits for two social welfare programs.

A Idaho Department of Health and Welfare (DHW) official says the exemption allows low-income residents to better their financial situations and keep welfare benefits. Rosie Andueza, program administrator for DHW, said that the department wants to encourage anyone on financial aid programs to take whatever work they can find.

”We knew these jobs were truly temporary in nature,” said Andueza.

The jobs with the census typically last 10-12 weeks and pay around $11 an hour.

It’s possible exemptions might be coming for other programs. Senators approved them for the federally-funded food stamps program, as well at the state-funded Temporary Assistance for Families in Idaho (TAFI), which provides temporary cash assistance to families in need.

Sen. Vick said that income from other temporary jobs in the private sector is counted as income toward limits.

“I think that’s inappropriate to make an exception for that one job,” said Vick.[1]



See also: Idaho State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Idaho State Senate 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. Incumbent Steve Vick was unopposed in the Republican primary and was unchallenged in the general election.[2][3][4][5]


See also: Idaho State Senate elections, 2012

Vick won re-election in the 2012 election for Idaho State Senate District 2. Vick defeated Mike Jorgenson in the Republican primary on May 15 and defeated Shirley McFaddan (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[6][7][8]

Idaho State Senate, District 2, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngSteve Vick Incumbent 69% 14,871
     Democratic Shirley McFaddan 31% 6,688
Total Votes 21,559
Idaho State Senate District 2 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngSteve Vick Incumbent 61.8% 3,487
Mike Jorgenson 38.2% 2,159
Total Votes 5,646


See also: Idaho State Senate elections, 2010

On May 25, 2010, Vick defeated incumbent Mike Jorgenson in a Republican primary by a margin of 3,132-2,132.[9] Vick ran unopposed in the general election on November 2, 2010.[10]

Idaho State Senate, District 1
2010 General election results
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Steve Vick (R) 12,309 100.0%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Vick is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Vick raised a total of $46,067 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 30, 2013.[11]

Steve Vick's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Idaho State Senate, District 2 Won $30,974
2010 Idaho State Senate, District 3 Won $15,093
Grand Total Raised $46,067


Vick won re-election to the Idaho State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Vick raised a total of $30,974.


In 2010, Vick received $15,093 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[12]


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

Legislative scorecards are used to evaluate elected public officials based on voting record. Some scorecards are created by political advocacy groups with a focus on specific issues, while others are developed by newspapers and are broad in scope. Scorecards are meant to be used as a tool for voters to have a quick picture of whether their views align with a particular legislator's record.

Because scorecards can be specific to particular issues or general to a state’s legislative term, for example, each report should be considered on its own merits. Each entity that publishes these reports uses different methodologies and definitions for the terms used.

An overview for scorecards in all 50 states can be found on this page. To contribute to the list of Idaho scorecards, email suggestions to

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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."


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] Vick received a score of 137 points in the 2013 index, ranking 1st out of 35 members of the Idaho State Senate that were evaluated for the study.


Vick and his wife, Cheryl, have four children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Joyce Broadsword (R)
Idaho State Senate District 2
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Mike Jorgenson
Idaho State Senate District 3
Succeeded by
Robert Nonini (R)