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Bart Davis
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Idaho State Senate District 33
In office
1998 - Present
Term ends
December 1, 2014
Years in position 17
Senate Majority Leader
2002 - Present
Base salary$16,116/year
Per diem$122/day outside Boise, $49/day otherwise
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected1998
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sBrigham Young University (1978)
J.D.University of Idaho (1980)
Date of birthMarch 7, 1955
Place of birthRapid City, South Dakota
Office website
Campaign website
Bart Davis (b. March 7, 1955) is a Republican member of the Idaho State Senate, representing District 33 and serving as Senate Majority Leader. He was first elected to the chamber in 1988.

Davis earned his B.S. from Brigham Young University in 1978 and his J.D. from the University of Idaho in 1980. His professional experience includes working as an attorney and serving as the Chairman of Electrical Wholesale Supply Company, Inc.

Committee assignments


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

Idaho Committee Assignments, 2013
Judiciary and Rules
State Affairs


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Davis served on this committees:


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



See also: Idaho State Senate elections, 2012

Davis won re-election in the 2012 election for Idaho State Senate District 33. He defeated Brian Schad in the May 15 Republican primary[1] and was unopposed in the general election on November 6, 2012.[2][3]

Idaho State Senate, District 33, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBart Davis Incumbent 100% 13,809
Total Votes 13,809

Idaho State Senate District 33 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngBart Davis Incumbent 74.7% 2,719
Brian Schad 25.3% 921
Total Votes 3,640


See also: Idaho State Senate elections, 2010

Davis had no opposition in the May 25 primary. He ran against Neil M. Williams in the general election on November 2, 2010, defeating him.[4]

Idaho State Senate, District 33 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Bart Davis (R) 6,764 66.5%
Neil Williams (D) 3,411 33.5%


On November 4, 2008, Republican Bart Davis won re-election to the Idaho State Senate, District 33 receiving 64.8% of the vote (9,456 votes), ahead of Democrat Neil Williams who received 35.2% of the vote (5,136 votes).[5]

Idaho State Senate, District 33 (2008)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Bart Davis (R) 9,456 64.8%
Neil Williams (D) 5,136 35.2%

Campaign donors


Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.


In 2010, Davis received $44,610 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[6]

Idaho State Senate 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Bart Davis's campaign in 2010
Micron Technology$2,000
Hecla Mining$1,550
Idaho Soft Drink Association$1,350
Union Pacific Railroad$1,300
Potlatch Corp$1,000
Total Raised in 2010 $44,610


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.[7] Davis received a score of -77 points in the 2013 index, ranking 31st out of 35 members of the Idaho State Senate that were evaluated for the study.


Davis and his wife, Marion, have six children.

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