Jeff Nesset

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Jeff Nesset
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Idaho House of Representatives District 7A
Former Member
In office
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Mayor, Lewiston, Idaho
Date of birthSeptember 13, 1952
Place of birthCulbertson, MT
Office website
Campaign website
Jeff Nesset (b. September 13, 1952) is a former Republican member of the Idaho House of Representatives, representing District 7A from 2010 to 2012.

Nesset is a branch manager for D.A. Davidson & Co., a Montana-based investment firm. He sits on the board of Regence Blue Shield of Idaho and the Jack O'Connor Hunting Heritage & Education Center. He served as mayor of Lewiston, ID from 1998 to 2007, and as a Lewiston City Councilman from 1996 to 2007. Nesset holds a bachelor's degree in Business Management from Montana State University.

Committee assignments


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


Campaign themes


Nesset's campaign website listed the following issues:[1]

  • Jobs
Excerpt: "Excellent employers provide good jobs and good paychecks."
  • Education
Excerpt: "Idaho's education system is one of its strongest assets and is vital to the success and growth of our state."
  • Effective and Efficient Government
Excerpt: "Yes it can be. There is too much debate about bigger or smaller government instead of focusing on smart government."



See also: Idaho State Senate elections, 2012

Nesset ran for election to District 6 of the Idaho State Senate in 2012. He was defeated by Dan Johnson in the Republican primary on May 15.[2][3]

Idaho State Senate District 6 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDan Johnson 59.6% 1,968
Jeff Nesset 40.4% 1,334
Total Votes 3,302


See also:Idaho House of Representatives elections, 2010

Nesset was unopposed in the primary on May 25th. He defeated incumbent Elizabeth Chavez in the general election on November 2, 2010.[4]

Idaho House of Representatives, District 7A (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Jeff Nesset (R) 6,835 54.6%
Liz Chavez (D) 5,688 45.4%

Campaign donors


In 2010, a year in which Nesset was up for re-election, he collected $34,438 in donations.[5]

His largest contributors in 2010 were:


Nesset and his wife, Teri, have three children and four grandchildren.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Elizabeth Chavez
Idaho House of Representatives District 7A
Succeeded by
Shannon McMillan (R)