Dan Johnson (Idaho)

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Dan Johnson
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Idaho State Senate District 6
In office
December 2011-Present
Term ends
December 1, 2014
Years in position 4
Base salary$16,438/year
Per diem$122/day outside Boise, $49/day otherwise
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
AppointedDecember 20, 2011
Appointed byGov. Butch Otter
Term limitsN/A
Place of birthSalina, KS
Office website
Campaign website
Dan G. Johnson is a Republican member of the Idaho State Senate, representing District 6. He was first appointed to the chamber in December 2011 by Governor Butch Otter.[1]

Committee assignments


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

Idaho Committee Assignments, 2013
Transportation, Vice Chair
Local Government and Taxation
Joint Finance-Appropriations



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. Pete Gertonson was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while incumbent Dan Johnson was unopposed in the Republican primary. Gertonson was defeated by Johnson in the general election.[2][3][4][5]

Idaho State Senate, District 6, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDan Johnson Incumbent 63.4% 7,884
     Democratic Pete Gertonson 36.6% 4,543
Total Votes 12,427


See also: Idaho State Senate elections, 2012

Johnson won election in the 2012 election for Idaho State Senate District 6. Johnson defeated Jeff Nesset in the Republican primary on May 15 and defeated John Bradbury (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[6][7][8]

Idaho State Senate, District 6, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDan Johnson Incumbent 55.4% 10,168
     Democratic John Bradbury 44.6% 8,197
Total Votes 18,365
Idaho State Senate District 6 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDan Johnson 59.6% 1,968
Jeff Nesset 40.4% 1,334
Total Votes 3,302

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Johnson is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Johnson raised a total of $37,391 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 30, 2013.[9]

Dan Johnson's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Idaho State Senate, District 6 Won $37,391
Grand Total Raised $37,391


Johnson won election to the Idaho State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Johnson raised a total of $37,391.


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.[10] Johnson received a score of 46 points in the 2013 index, ranking 10th out of 35 members of the Idaho State Senate that were evaluated for the study.


Johnson and his wife, Jean, have four children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Dan Schmidt (D)
Idaho State Senate District 6
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Joe Stegner
Idaho State Senate District 7
December 2011–2012
Succeeded by
Sheryl L. Nuxoll (R)