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  |Position = Idaho House of Representatives District 28A
 
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  |Tenure = 1996-Present
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  |Tenure = 1996-2012
  |Term ends = [[Term-end dates of legislators elected on November 2, 2010|December 1, 2012]]
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  |Per diem = $122/day outside Boise, $49/day otherwise
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  |Last election = [[Idaho House of Representatives elections, 2010|November 2, 2010]]
 
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}}{{tnr}}'''Dennis Lake''' (b. October 5, 1937) is a [[Republican Party|Republican]] member of the [[Idaho House of Representatives]], serving District 28A since 1996.  Lake was re-elected in November of 2010 with his term expiring in 2012.
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}}{{tnr}}'''Dennis Lake''' (b. October 5, 1937) is a former [[Republican]] member of the [[Idaho House of Representatives]], representing District 28A from 1996 to 2012.
  
 
Lake graduated with his Bachelor's degree from Brigham Young University in 1959.
 
Lake graduated with his Bachelor's degree from Brigham Young University in 1959.
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==Committee assignments==
 
==Committee assignments==
 
===2011-2012===
 
===2011-2012===
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Lake has been appointed to these committees:
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In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Lake served on these committees:
 
* [[Agricultural Affairs Committee, Idaho House of Representatives|Agricultural Affairs]]
 
* [[Agricultural Affairs Committee, Idaho House of Representatives|Agricultural Affairs]]
 
* [[Commerce and Human Resources Committee, Idaho House of Representatives|Commerce and Human Resources]]
 
* [[Commerce and Human Resources Committee, Idaho House of Representatives|Commerce and Human Resources]]
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"That’s why they are bringing the bill,” said Lake, referring to groups backing the bill. "What do they care about revenues?  They are more interested in helping people."<ref>[http://www.idahoreporter.com/2010/tax-chairman-lake-says-sin-tax-increase-is-about-preventing-smoking-not-raising-revenue/ "Tax chairman Lake says ‘sin tax’ increase is about preventing smoking, not raising revenue," ''Idaho Reporter'', December 1st, 2010]</ref>
 
"That’s why they are bringing the bill,” said Lake, referring to groups backing the bill. "What do they care about revenues?  They are more interested in helping people."<ref>[http://www.idahoreporter.com/2010/tax-chairman-lake-says-sin-tax-increase-is-about-preventing-smoking-not-raising-revenue/ "Tax chairman Lake says ‘sin tax’ increase is about preventing smoking, not raising revenue," ''Idaho Reporter'', December 1st, 2010]</ref>
  
Lake suggested in March 2011 that he would propose a $1.25 per pack cigarette tax increase if the [[Idaho State Legislature|legislature]] did not make significant cuts in spending to close the state's $90 million budget deficit.<ref>[http://idahobusinessreview.com/2011/03/16/tax-chairman-tobacco-tax-increase-bill-on-hold-program-cuts-monitored/ ''Idaho Business Review'', "Tax chairman: tobacco tax increase bill on hold, program cuts monitored," March 16, 2011.]</ref> Ultimately, no such proposal materialized; Lake claimed the state made more spending cuts than he anticipated. He noted, however, that he would raise the issue again in 2012.<ref>[http://www.idahoreporter.com/2011/house-gop-leaders-cautious-about-tax-increases-next-year-video/ ''IdahoReporter.com'', "House GOP leaders cautious about tax increases next year," April 18, 2011.]</ref>
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Lake suggested in March 2011 that he would propose a $1.25 per pack cigarette tax increase if the [[Idaho State Legislature|legislature]] did not make significant cuts in spending to close the state's $90 million budget deficit.<ref>[http://idahobusinessreview.com/2011/03/16/tax-chairman-tobacco-tax-increase-bill-on-hold-program-cuts-monitored/ ''Idaho Business Review'', "Tax chairman: tobacco tax increase bill on hold, program cuts monitored," March 16, 2011]</ref> Ultimately, no such proposal materialized; Lake claimed the state made more spending cuts than he anticipated. He noted, however, that he would raise the issue again in 2012.<ref>[http://www.idahoreporter.com/2011/house-gop-leaders-cautious-about-tax-increases-next-year-video/ ''IdahoReporter.com'', "House GOP leaders cautious about tax increases next year," April 18, 2011]</ref>
  
 
===Internet sales tax===
 
===Internet sales tax===
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==Elections==
 
==Elections==
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===2012===
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::''See also: [[Idaho House of Representatives elections, 2012]]''
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Lake did not run for re-election in 2012.
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===2010===
 
===2010===
 
::''See also:[[Idaho House of Representatives elections, 2010]]''
 
::''See also:[[Idaho House of Representatives elections, 2010]]''
  
Lake won re-election to District Seat 28A in 2010 against Democrat [[Marlene F. Shurtz]].  He ran unopposed in the Republican primary on May 25th.  The general election took place on November 2, 2010.<ref>[http://www.sos.idaho.gov/elect/RESULTS/2010/General/tot_leg.htm Idaho Secretary of State - 2010 General election results]</ref>
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Lake won re-election to District Seat 28A in 2010 against Democrat [[Marlene F. Shurtz]].  He ran unopposed in the Republican primary on May 25th.  The general election took place on November 2, 2010.<ref>[http://www.sos.idaho.gov/elect/RESULTS/2010/General/tot_leg.htm ''Idaho Secretary of State'', "Official 2010 General election results," accessed April 16, 2014]</ref>
 
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===2008===
 
===2008===
  
On November 4, 2008, Republican Dennis Lake won re-election to the [[Idaho House of Representatives]] District 28A receiving 11,379 votes. He ran unopposed.<ref>[http://www.sos.idaho.gov/elect/RESULTS/2008/General/tot_leg.htm ''Idaho House of Representatives official election results for 2008'']</ref>
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On November 4, 2008, Republican Dennis Lake won re-election to the [[Idaho House of Representatives]] District 28A receiving 11,379 votes. He ran unopposed.<ref>[http://www.sos.idaho.gov/elect/RESULTS/2008/General/tot_leg.htm ''Idaho Secretary of State'', "Official 2008 General election results," accessed April 16, 2014]</ref>
  
 
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==Campaign donors==
 
==Campaign donors==
 
===2010===
 
===2010===
In 2010, a year in which Lake was up for re-election, he collected $20,250 in donations.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_candidates.phtml?s=ID&y=2010&f=H&so=O&p=1#sorttable 2010 campaign contributions]</ref>
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In 2010, a year in which Lake was up for re-election, he collected $20,250 in donations.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_candidates.phtml?s=ID&y=2010&f=H&so=O&p=1#sorttable ''Follow The Money'', "2010 campaign contributions," accessed April 16, 2014]</ref>
  
 
His largest contributors in 2010 were:
 
His largest contributors in 2010 were:
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In 2008, Lake raised $8,713.
 
In 2008, Lake raised $8,713.
  
Listed below are those who contributed the most to his campaign. <ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=101972 2008 contributors to Lake]</ref>
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Listed below are those who contributed the most to his campaign.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=101972 2008 contributors to Lake]</ref>
  
  
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==District 28-A==
 
 
Lake represents seat A in Idaho House District 28. House District 28 includes includes all of Jerome and Minidoka Counties<ref>[http://www.legislature.idaho.gov/sessioninfo/2009/directory/legislativedirectory.pdf "Idaho Legislature" 2009 Legislative Directory, July 22, 2009](See page 2)</ref>.
 
  
 
==Personal==
 
==Personal==
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*[http://legislature.idaho.gov/house/membershipSingle.cfm?ID=35 Idaho House of Representatives Members]  
 
*[http://legislature.idaho.gov/house/membershipSingle.cfm?ID=35 Idaho House of Representatives Members]  
*[http://votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=10687 Project Vote Smart legislative profile]
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*[http://votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=10687 Legislative Profile from Project Vote Smart]
*[http://votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=10687 Project Vote Smart biography]
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*[http://votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=10687 Biography from Project Vote Smart]
 
*Campaign contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=101972 2008], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=84133 2006], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=75666 2004], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=3256 2002], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=29094 1998], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=28861 1996]
 
*Campaign contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=101972 2008], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=84133 2006], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=75666 2004], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=3256 2002], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=29094 1998], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=28861 1996]
  
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Dennis Lake
Lake35.jpg
Idaho House of Representatives District 28A
Former Member
In office
1996-2012
PartyRepublican
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sBrigham Young University, 1959
Personal
BirthdayOctober 5, 1937
Place of birthRigby, ID
ReligionMormon
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Dennis Lake (b. October 5, 1937) is a former Republican member of the Idaho House of Representatives, representing District 28A from 1996 to 2012.

Lake graduated with his Bachelor's degree from Brigham Young University in 1959.

Lake is a retired cattle rancher.

Committee assignments

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Issues

Tobacco tax

Lake sits as the Chair of the House Revenue and Taxation Committee. In November 2010, he said he would allow a hearing for a bill that would increase the tax on cigarettes in Idaho up to $1.50. Lake argued the bills are less a way to raise revenue for state programs and more as a tool to help combat smoking in Idaho.

At the time Lake made these announcements, the cigarette tax sat at 57 cents per pack, the eighth-lowest in the nation. While Lake said a boost in the tax will mean additional money for the state, he added that he is more concerned with promoting health and discouraging smoking than raising additional tax dollars.

"That’s why they are bringing the bill,” said Lake, referring to groups backing the bill. "What do they care about revenues? They are more interested in helping people."[1]

Lake suggested in March 2011 that he would propose a $1.25 per pack cigarette tax increase if the legislature did not make significant cuts in spending to close the state's $90 million budget deficit.[2] Ultimately, no such proposal materialized; Lake claimed the state made more spending cuts than he anticipated. He noted, however, that he would raise the issue again in 2012.[3]

Internet sales tax


Lake on Internet sales

Lake said in late 2010 that he thinks the House Revenue and Taxation Committee could take steps to collect sales tax revenues on Internet sales. Idaho has considered joining the Streamlined Sales Tax Compact, a multi-state effort to simplify taxes in order to collect sales taxes on purchases from companies outside the state.

In 2009, the Idaho Senate passed the plan, before it stalled in the House. Lake said he think it would fare better this year.






Elections

2012

See also: Idaho House of Representatives elections, 2012

Lake did not run for re-election in 2012.

2010

See also:Idaho House of Representatives elections, 2010

Lake won re-election to District Seat 28A in 2010 against Democrat Marlene F. Shurtz. He ran unopposed in the Republican primary on May 25th. The general election took place on November 2, 2010.[4]

Idaho House of Representatives, District 28A (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Dennis Lake (R) 7,487 68.7%
Marlene F. Shurtz (D) 3,411 31.3%

2008

On November 4, 2008, Republican Dennis Lake won re-election to the Idaho House of Representatives District 28A receiving 11,379 votes. He ran unopposed.[5]

Idaho House of Representatives, District 28A (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Dennis Lake (R) 11,379

Campaign donors

2010

In 2010, a year in which Lake was up for re-election, he collected $20,250 in donations.[6]

His largest contributors in 2010 were:

Idaho House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Dennis Lake's campaign in 2010
Idaho Farm Bureau$1,750
Idaho Association Of Realtors$1,500
Jr Simplot Co$1,300
Idaho Trial Lawyers Association$1,000
Potlatch Corp$1,000
Total Raised in 2010 $20,250

2008

In 2008, Lake raised $8,713.

Listed below are those who contributed the most to his campaign.[7]


Donor Amount
Idaho Association of Realtors $1,500

Personal

Dennis is married to Luann Lake. They have four children and reside in Blackfoot, Idaho.

External links

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Idaho House of Representatives District 28A
1996–2012
Succeeded by
Ken Andrus (R)