Carlos Bilbao

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Carlos Bilbao
Idaho House of Representatives District 11B
Former Member
In office
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
Term limitsN/A
Associate'sOrange Coast College, 1962-1965
Bachelor'sUniversity of Washington, 1967-1973
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Navy
Years of service1954-1962
Date of birthNovember 14, 1936
Place of birthEmmett, ID
ReligionRoman Catholic
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Carlos Bilbao (b. November 14, 1936) is a former Republican member of the Idaho House of Representatives, representing District 11B from 2004 to 2012.

Bilbao graduated with his Associate's Degree from Orange Coast College in 1962 and his Bachelor's Degree from the University of Washington in 1973.

Bilbao is a retired aircraft quality engineer for the Boeing Company.

Committee assignments


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


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



See also: Idaho House of Representatives elections, 2012

Bilbao did not run for re-election in 2012.


See also:Idaho House of Representatives elections, 2010

Bilbao won re-election to District Seat 11B in 2010 against Libertarian John Charles Smith. He defeated Thomas Munds in the Republican primary on May 25th by a margin of 3,181 to 2,257. The general election took place on November 2, 2010.[2]

Idaho House of Representatives, District 11B (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Carlos Bilbao (R) 11,260 84.2%
John Charles Smith (L) 5,126 15.8%


On November 4, 2008, Republican Carlos Bilbao won re-election to the Idaho House of Representatives District 11B receiving 77.1% of the vote (14,056 votes), ahead of Democrat Paul Venable who received 22.9% of the vote (4,173 votes).[3]

Idaho House of Representatives, District 11B (2008)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Carlos Bilbao (R) 14,056 77.1%
Paul Venable (D) 4,173 22.9%

Campaign donors


In 2010, a year in which Bilbao was up for re-election, he collected $29,564 in donations.[4]

His largest contributors in 2010 were:

Idaho House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Carlos Bilbao's campaign in 2010
Canyon County Republican Central Cmte$1,846
Qwest Communications$1,100
Professional Fire Fighters Of Idaho$1,000
Winning For Idaho$1,000
Micron Technology$1,000
Total Raised in 2010 $29,564


In 2008, Bilbao raised $35,823.

Listed below are those who contributed the most to his campaign.[5]

Donor Amount
Employers Insurance Co. of Nevada $1,500
Idaho Medical Association $1,500
Idaho Pac $1,000
Idaho Consumer-Owned Utilities Association $1,000
Idaho Hospital Association $1,000
House Republican Victory Fund of Idaho $1,000
Winning for Idaho $1,000
Idaho Education Association $1,000


Carlos is married to Nancy Bilbao. They have two children and live in Emmett, Idaho.

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Preceded by
Idaho House of Representatives District 11B
Succeeded by
Christy Perry (R)