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Dean Cameron
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Idaho State Senate District 27
In office
1990 - Present
Term ends
December 1, 2014
Years in position 24
Base salary$16,116/year
Per diem$122/day outside Boise, $49/day otherwise
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected1990
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Associate'sRicks College (1984)
BirthdayJanuary 20, 1961
Place of birthBurley, Idaho
ProfessionInsurance Salesman
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Personal website
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Dean Cameron (b. January 20, 1961) is a Republican member of the Idaho State Senate, representing District 27 since 2012. He previously represented District 26 from 1990 to 2012.

Cameron graduated with his Associate's degree in Political Science from BYU-Idaho in 1984.

In addition to being a Senator, Cameron is an insurance salesman. Cameron has worked in the insurance industry since 1984.

Before being a Senator, Cameron was active in the Idaho Republican Party as a Youth Committeeman and a Precinct Committeeman.

Committee assignments


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

Idaho Committee Assignments, 2013
Finance, Chair
Joint Finance-Appropriations, Co-Chair
Commerce and Human Resources
Resources and Environment


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


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


Presidential preference


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

Dean Cameron endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [1]



See also: Idaho State Senate elections, 2012

Cameron won re-election in the 2012 election for Idaho State Senate District 27. He defeated Douglas T. Pickett in the Republican primary on May 15 and was unopposed in the November 6 general election.[2][3][4]

Idaho State Senate, District 27, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDean Cameron Incumbent 100% 13,642
Total Votes 13,642

Idaho State Senate District 27 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDean Cameron 56.5% 3,773
Douglas T. Pickett 43.5% 2,900
Total Votes 6,673


See also: Idaho State Senate elections, 2010

Cameron had no opposition in the May 25 primary. He ran unopposed in the general election on November 2, 2010.[5]

Idaho State Senate, District 26 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Dean Cameron (R) 8,560 100.0%


On November 4, 2008, Republican Dean Cameron won re-election to the Idaho State Senate, District 26 receiving 70.8% of the vote (9,704 votes), ahead of Democrat Scott McClure who received 29.2% of the vote (3,998 votes).[6]

Idaho State Senate, District 26 (2008)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Dean Cameron (R) 9,704 70.8%
Scott McClure (D) 3,998 29.2%

Campaign donors


Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.


In 2010, Cameron received $42,000 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[7]

Idaho State Senate 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Dean Cameron's campaign in 2010
Idaho Telecom Alliance$1,500
Idaho Farm Bureau$1,500
Idaho Medical Association$1,350
Idaho Association Of Realtors$1,250
Idaho Soft Drink Association$1,100
Total Raised in 2010 $42,000


In 2008, Cameron collected $61,620 in donations.[8]

His four largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Idaho Education Association $2,000
3M $1,500
Idaho Republican Party $1,500
Idaho Farm Bureau $1,400

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Dean is married to Linda Cameron. They have three children and reside in Rupert, Idaho.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Denton Darrington (R)
Idaho State Senate District 27
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Idaho State Senate District 26
Succeeded by
Michelle Stennett (D)