Jim Guthrie (Idaho)
|Idaho State Senate District 28|
|December 1, 2012-Present|
|December 1, 2014|
|Years in position||3|
|Per diem||$122/day outside Boise, $49/day otherwise|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|First elected||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Idaho House of Representatives District 29B|
|High school||Marsh Valley High School|
|Date of birth||July 13, 1955|
|Place of birth||Pocatello, ID|
Guthrie owns and operates a 1,000 acre ranch and several small service stations. From 2001 to 2007, he sat on the Bannock County Commission. Before starting his ranch, Guthrie worked for Ash Grove Cement for 14 years in capacities ranging from laborer to lab tech. He graduated from Marsh Valley High School.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Guthrie served on the following committees:
|Idaho Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Agricultural Affairs, Vice Chair|
|• Commerce and Human Resources|
|• Health and Welfare|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Guthrie served on these committees:
|Idaho Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Health and Welfare|
|• State Affairs|
Guthrie's campaign website listed the following issues:
- Proper Role of Government
- Excerpt: "There is increasing unrest among citizens about federal spending and programs that unfairly obligate and burden Idahoans. As a member of the legislature I will advocate for the rights of our state as guaranteed by the constitution."
- Economic Development
- Excerpt: "Future strength of state revenue streams is dependent on a business, industry, and agricultural environment that promotes strong economic development and stable employment opportunities. We must move forward with the mindset that the private sector, not the government, will be the catalyst that leads us to economic recovery and enhanced revenue for the needs of government."
- Fiscal Responsibility
- Excerpt: "We are fortunate that Idaho is mandated by law to have a balanced budget and therefore doesn’t fall into the trap of deficit spending. As difficult as is has been to deal with a funding stream that has been compromised, it would be selfish to leave future generations with the financial problems spending money you don’t have creates."
- Education Funding
- Excerpt: "Our public education system, like all other state funded agencies has felt the effects of a 700 million dollar loss of revenue. It has been well documented that education was the last to be cut and I will be a strong advocate that they will be the first to have funding restored as soon as possible."
- See also: Idaho State Senate elections, 2012
Guthrie won election in the 2012 election for Idaho State Senate District 28. He defeated W. Rusty Barlow in the Republican primary on May 15 and defeated Dave Finkelnburg (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.
|Idaho State Senate, District 28, General Election, 2012|
|Idaho State Senate District 28 Republican Primary, 2012|
|W. Rusty Barlow||34.7%||1,192|
|Idaho House of Representatives, District 29B (2010)|
|Jim Guthrie (R)||8,424||59.8%|
|Greg Anderson (D)||5,668||40.2%|
Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.
In 2010, a year in which Guthrie was up for re-election, he collected $24,440 in donations.
His largest contributors in 2010 were:
|Idaho House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Jim Guthrie (Idaho)'s campaign in 2010|
|Idaho Farm Bureau||$2,500|
|Bannock County Republican Central Cmte||$1,000|
|Idaho Republican Party State Central Cmte||$1,000|
|Total Raised in 2010||$24,440|
Guthrie and his wife, Barbara, have three children.
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- Guthrie's campaign website
- House website
- Project Vote Smart biography
- Project Vote Smart legislative profile
- Campaign contributions: 2010
- Jim Guthrie, "Issues," accessed October 26, 2012
- Office of the Idaho Secretary of State "List of All Candidate Declarations for 2012," Accessed March 20, 2012
- Idaho Secretary of State Election Division, "May 15, 2012 Primary Election Results," accessed 4 July 2012
- Idaho Secretary of State – Elections Division, “November 6, 2012 General Election Results,” accessed December 27, 2012
- Idaho Secretary of State - 2010 General election results
- 2010 campaign contributions
Steve Bair (R)
|Idaho State Senate District 28
| Succeeded by|
|Idaho House of Representatives District 29B
| Succeeded by|
Elaine Smith (D)