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==Issues==
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==='Sin tax'===
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In November 2010, Lake said he would allow a hearing for a bill that would increase the tax on cigarettes in Idaho up to $1.50.
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Lake said he sees the bills less as a way to to raise revenue for state programs and more as a tool to help combat smoking in Idaho.
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At the time Lake made these announcements, the cigarette tax sat at 57 cents per pack, the eighth-lowest in the nation. While Lake realizes that a boost in the tax will mean additional money for the state, he says that he is more concerned with promoting health and discouraging smoking than raising additional tax dollars.
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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>
  
 
==Elections==
 
==Elections==

Revision as of 16:50, 10 December 2010

Dennis Lake
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Idaho House of Representatives District 28A
Incumbent
Assumed office
1996
Current term ends
2010
Political party Republican
Profession Legislator
Website House site
Dennis Lake (b. October 5, 1937) is a Republican member of the Idaho House of Representatives, serving District 28A since 1996. Lake was re-elected in November of 2008 with his term expiring in 2010.

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

Lake is a retired cattle rancher

Committee assignments

Lake serves on these committees:

Issues

'Sin tax'

In November 2010, Lake said he would allow a hearing for a bill that would increase the tax on cigarettes in Idaho up to $1.50.

Lake said he sees the bills less as a way to 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 realizes that a boost in the tax will mean additional money for the state, he says 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]

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.[2]

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.[3]

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


Campaign donors

2008

In 2008, Lake raised $8,713.

Listed below are those who contributed the most to his campaign. [4]


Donor Amount
Idaho Association of Realtors $1,500


District 28-A

Lake represents seat A in Idaho House District 28. House District 28 includes includes all of Jerome and Minidoka Counties[5].

Personal

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

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Political offices
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Idaho House District 28A
1996–present
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