Elfreda Higgins

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Elfreda Higgins
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Idaho House of Representatives District 16B
Former Member
In office
2008-2012
PartyDemocratic
Leadership
Assistant Minority Leader, Idaho State House
2011-2012
Compensation
Base salary$16,116/year
Per diem$122/day outside Boise, $49/day otherwise
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Phoenix
Websites
Office website
Personal website
CandidateVerification
Elfreda Higgins is a former Democratic member of the Idaho House of Representatives, representing District 16B from 2008 to 2012. She served as Assistant Minority Leader from 2011 to 2012.

Committee assignments

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2012

Higgins announced in mid-November 2011 that she would not be seeking re-election in 2012. Due to redistricting Higgins was drawn into the same district as incumbents Max Black (R) and Grant Burgoyne (D).

“I have had numerous inquiries regarding my running for re-election next year. I am not going to run for a third term. My husband, Paul, and I want to spend more time with our family and friends and traveling. This will be my third 'retirement' and one I feel that I deserve,” she stated.[2]

2010

See also:Idaho House of Representatives elections, 2010

Higgins won re-election to District Seat 16B in 2010 against Republican Lee Mark Ruff. She ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on May 25th. The general election took place on November 2, 2010.[3]

Idaho House of Representatives, District 16B (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Elfreda Higgins (D) 6,385 56.6%
Lee Mark Ruff (R) 4,898 43.4%

2008

On November 4, 2008, Democrat Elfreda Higgins won the election to the Idaho House of Representatives District 16B receiving 55% of the vote (9,017 votes), ahead of Republican Elizabeth Allan Hodge who received 45% of the vote (7,376 votes).[4]

Idaho House of Representatives, District 16B (2008)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Elfreda Higgins (D) 9,017 55%
Elizabeth Allan Hodge (R) 7,376 45%


Campaign donors

2010

In 2010, a year in which Higgins was up for re-election, she collected $24,811 in donations.[5]

His largest contributors in 2010 were:

Idaho House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Elfreda Higgins's campaign in 2010
Idaho Education Association$2,000
Stafford, Mark D$1,250
Pedersen, Trudy$1,250
Higgins, Paul$1,000
Higgins, Paul$1,000
Total Raised in 2010 $24,811

2008

In 2008, Higgins raised $36,363.

Listed below are those who contributed the most to her campaign.[6]


Donor Amount
Paul R. Higgins $2,450
Idaho Education Association $2,000
Elfreda Higgins $1,563
Professional Fire Fighters of Idaho $1,500
Kenneth Pedersen $1,000
Verna A. Peisen $1,000
Leslie Bock $1,000

Personal

Elfreda is married to Paul Higgins. They have three children and reside in Garden City, Idaho.

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Idaho House of Representatives District 16B
2008–2012
Succeeded by
Hy Kloc (R)