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===Idaho Freedom Index===
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James Patrick
Idaho State Senate District 25
In office
December 1, 2012-Present
Term ends
December 1, 2014
Years in position 3
Base salary$16,116/year
Per diem$122/day outside Boise, $49/day otherwise
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Idaho House of Representatives District 23A
Bachelor'sUniversity of Idaho, 1968
Date of birthJuly 1, 1945
Place of birthTwin Falls, ID
ProfessionFarmer/Director, Intermountain Community Bancorp
Office website
Campaign website
James Patrick (b. July 1, 1945) is a Republican member of the Idaho State Senate, representing District 25. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012. He previously served in the Idaho House of Representatives from 2006 to 2012.

Patrick earned his B.S. from the University of Idaho in 1968. His professional experience includes working as a bank executive. He served in the Idaho National Guard from 1968 to 1974.

Committee assignments


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

Idaho Committee Assignments, 2013
Commerce and Human Resources, Vice Chair
Agricultural Affairs


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


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



See also: Idaho State Senate elections, 2012

Patrick won re-election in the 2012 election for Idaho State Senate District 25. He was unopposed in the Republican primary on May 15 and defeated Scott F. McClure (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[1][2]

Idaho State Senate, District 25, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJames Patrick Incumbent 67.1% 10,650
     Democratic Scott F. McClure 32.9% 5,214
Total Votes 15,864


See also:Idaho House of Representatives elections, 2010

Patrick won re-election to District Seat 23A in 2010 with no opposition. He ran unopposed in the Republican primary on May 25th. The general election took place on November 2, 2010.[3]

Idaho House of Representatives, District 23A (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png James Patrick (R) 9,629 100.0%


On November 4, 2008, Republican James Patrick won re-election to the Idaho House of Representatives District 23A receiving 72.1% of the vote (11,257 votes), ahead of Democrat Peter Rickards who received 27.9% of the vote (4,364 votes).[4]

Idaho House of Representatives, District 23A (2008)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png James Patrick (R) 11,257 72.1%
Peter Rickards (D) 4,364 27.9%

Campaign donors


Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.


In 2010, a year in which Patrick was up for re-election, he collected $6,835 in donations.[5]

His largest contributors in 2010 were:

Idaho House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to James Patrick's campaign in 2010
Idaho Association Of Realtors$1,000
Qwest Communications$600
Education Networks Of America$500
Idaho Telecom Alliance$500
Total Raised in 2010 $6,835


In 2008, Patrick raised $18,330.

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

Donor Amount
Idaho Association of Realtors $1,500
Idaho Republican Party $1,250
Ida-Corp. $1,000
Anheuser-Busch $1,000


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.[7] Patrick received a score of -67 points in the 2013 index, ranking 24th out of 35 members of the Idaho State Senate that were evaluated for the study.


Patrick and his wife, Afton, have two children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Michelle Stennett (D)
Idaho State Senate District 25
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Idaho House of Representatives District 23A
Succeeded by
Richard Wills (R)