|Idaho House of Representatives District 17B|
|December 1, 2014|
|Years in position||8|
|Per diem||$122/day outside Boise, $49/day otherwise|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 2, 2010|
|Next general||November 6, 2012|
|Bachelor's||University of California, Berkeley|
|Place of birth||Oakland, CA|
Chew's professional experience includes working as a pharmacist and part-time Biology professor at Boise State University.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Chew served on the following committees:
|Idaho Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Health and Welfare|
|• Local Government|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Chew served on these committees:
|Idaho Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Health and Welfare|
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Chew served on these committees:
|Idaho Committee Assignments, 2009|
|• Health and Welfare|
Chew's website highlighted the following campaign themes:
- Excerpt: "Rising gas prices and increased emissions have had a negative impact on working families across the state. While serving in the Idaho Legislature I co-sponsored a concurrent resolution to increase efficiency within Department of Environmental Quality and the Office of Energy Resources. This resolution would have placed the development of energy conservation and instate renewable resources as a high priority, while creating new jobs."
- Excerpt: "Road congestion and rising gas prices have led to an increased demand for public transportation throughout Idaho. I support local option funding to satisfy this growing necessity."
- Excerpt: "I support empowering our teachers with the flexibility to truly educate the next generation. While serving in the Idaho legislature I co-sponsored a plan that would allow school districts to save the money normally spent on energy costs to providing adequate textbooks. This would have required the construction of new school buildings to be more energy efficient and given our children the privilege of updated textbooks and an environment of natural light and quality air circulation."
- Excerpt: "My experience and interest in healthcare have given me the knowledge to understand that affordable healthcare is a necessity for all – not a privilege. Every Idahoan should be given the ability to access quality, affordable healthcare."
- Excerpt: "Idaho needs to promote and attract healthy competition and growth within our state by providing the best possible resources for businesses to thrive. I will continue to make sure small businesses have a voice in the Idaho Legislature, especially focused on adequate health benefits for themselves, their families and their employees"
Elections for the office of Idaho House of Representatives will consist of a primary election on May 20, 2014, and a general election on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 3, 2014. Incumbent Sue Chew is unopposed in the Democratic primary.
Chew won re-election in the 2012 election for Idaho House of Representatives District 17B. She defeated Greg Nielson in the Democratic primary and defeated Chad Inman (R) and Mikel Hautzinger (L) in the general election on November 6, 2012.
|Idaho House of Representatives, District 17B, General Election, 2012|
|Democratic||Susan Chew Incumbent||62.7%||10,188|
|Idaho House of Representatives District 17B Democratic Primary, 2012|
|Susan Chew Incumbent||88.9%||1,318|
Chew won re-election to District Seat 17B in 2010 against Republican Dan Loughrey. She ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on May 25th. The general election took place on November 2, 2010.
|Idaho House of Representatives, District 17B (2010)|
|Susan Chew (D)||5,591||59.4%|
|Dan Loughrey (R)||3,814||40.6%|
On November 4, 2008, Democrat Susan Chew won re-election to the Idaho House of Representatives District 17B receiving 64.7% of the vote (9,940 votes), ahead of Republican Daniel Loughrey who received 35.3% of the vote (5,414 votes).
|Idaho House of Representatives, District 17B (2008)|
|Susan Chew (R)||9,940||64.7%|
|Daniel Loughrey (D)||5,414||35.3%|
Comprehensive donor information for Chew is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Chew raised a total of $135,319 during that time period. This information was last updated on December 12, 2013.
|Susan Chew's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Idaho House, District 17B||$37,800|
|2010||Idaho House, District 17B||$28,513|
|2008||Idaho House, District 17B||$33,387|
|2006||Idaho House, District 17B||$35,619|
|Grand Total Raised||$135,319|
2012Chew won re-election to the Idaho House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Chew raised a total of $37,800.
|Idaho House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Susan Chew's campaign in 2012|
|Idaho State AFL-CIO||$3,000|
|Beck, Elizabeth Drake||$2,000|
|Professional Fire Fighters of Idaho||$1,500|
|Idaho Education Association||$1,000|
|Total Raised in 2012||$37,800|
|Source:Follow the Money|
In 2010, a year in which Chew was up for re-election, she collected $28,513 in donations.
Her largest contributors in 2010 were:
|Idaho House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Susan Chew's campaign in 2010|
|Idaho State Afl-Cio||$3,000|
|Beck, Elizabeth Drake||$2,000|
|Idaho Education Association||$2,000|
|Restore Representative Government||$1,000|
|Total Raised in 2010||$28,513|
In 2008, Chew raised $33,387.
Listed below are those who contributed the most to her campaign.
|Idaho Education Association||$3,000|
|Elizabeth Drake Beck||$2,000|
|Professional Fire Fighters of Idaho||$2,000|
|Communications Workers of America||$1,000|
|Megan K. Hull||$1,000|
|Central Trades Solidarity Pac||$1,000|
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. Chew received a score of -70 points in the 2013 index, ranking 64th out of 70 members of the Idaho House of Representatives that were evaluated for the study.
This section displays the most recent stories in a Google news search for the term "Susan + Chew + Idaho + House"
- All stories may not be relevant to this page due to the nature of the search engine.
- Sue Chew's campaign website
- Idaho House of Representatives - Susan Chew
- Profile from Open States
- Legislative Profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign contributions: 2008, 2006
- Sue Chew on LinkedIn
- Susan Chew, "Issues," accessed October 15, 2012
- Idaho Secretary of State, "Official candidate list," accessed March 18, 2014
- Idaho Secretary of State, "Primary Candidate List," accessed April 6, 2012
- Idaho Secretary of State Election Division, "May 15, 2012 Primary Election Results," accessed 6 July 2012
- Idaho Secretary of State – Elections Division, “November 6, 2012 General Election Results,” accessed December 27, 2012
- Idaho Secretary of State, "Official 2010 General election results," accessed April 16, 2014
- Idaho Secretary of State, "Official 2008 General election results," accessed April 16, 2014
- Follow the Money, "Chew, Sue," accessed December 12, 2013
- Follow The Money, "2010 campaign contributions," accessed April 16, 2014
- 2008 contributors to Susan Chew
- Idaho Freedom Foundation "2013 Freedom Index," accessed August 19, 2013
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