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Bert Brackett
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Idaho State Senate District 23
In office
July 2008 - Present
Term ends
December 1, 2014
Years in position 7
Base salary$16,116/year
Per diem$122/day outside Boise, $49/day otherwise
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
AppointedJuly 2008
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Idaho House of Representatives
2005 - 2008
Military service
Service/branchIdaho National Guard
Date of birthOctober 17, 1944
Place of birthTwin Falls, Idaho
Office website
Bert Brackett is a Republican member of the Idaho State Senate, representing District 23 since 2008.

Brackett graduated with his degree in veterinarian medicine from the University of Idaho in 1966.

In addition to being a Senator, Brackett is a cattle rancher.

Before becoming a Senator, Brackett was a member of the Idaho House of Representatives from 2005 to 2008.

Committee assignments


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

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


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


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


Presidential preference


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

Bert Brackett endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [1]



See also: Idaho State Senate elections, 2012

Brackett won re-election in the 2012 election for Idaho State Senate District 23. Redistricting placed District 22 incumbent Tim Corder (R) into District 23 with Brackett, leading to a 2012 faceoff between the two in the Republican primary.[2] Brackett defeated Corder in the May 15 Republican primary and defeated Bill Chisholm (I) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[3][4][5]

Idaho State Senate, District 23, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBert Brackett Incumbent 68.8% 9,177
     Independent Bill Chisholm 31.2% 4,165
Total Votes 13,342

Idaho State Senate District 23 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngBert Brackett 57.4% 3,009
Tim Corder 42.6% 2,230
Total Votes 5,239


See also: Idaho State Senate elections, 2010

Brackett had no opposition in the May 25 primary. He ran unopposed in the general election on November 2, 2010.[6]

Idaho State Senate, District 23 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Bert Brackett (R) 9,689 100.0%


On November 4, 2008, Republican Brackett won re-election to the Idaho State Senate, District 23 receiving 66.5% of the vote (10,550 votes), ahead of Democrat Bill Chisholm who received 33.5% of the vote (5,312 votes).[7]

Idaho State Senate, District 23 (2008)
Candidates Votes Percent
Bert Brackett (R) 10,550 66.5%
Bill Chisholm (D) 5,312 33.5%

Campaign donors


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In 2010, Brackett received $8,800 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[8]


In 2008, Brackett collected $17,450 in donations.[9]

His four largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Idaho Republican Party $1,250
Senate Republican PAC of Idaho $1,000
Idaho Power Co. $1,000
Idaho Farm Bureau $1,000

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