Joe Palmer

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Joe Palmer
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Idaho House of Representatives District 20A
Incumbent
In office
2008-Present
Term ends
December 1, 2014
Years in position 6
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$16,116/year
Per diem$122/day outside Boise, $49/day otherwise
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2008
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Personal
ProfessionOwner, Cherry's Consignment Home Furnishings
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Joe Palmer is a Republican member of the Idaho House of Representatives, representing District 20A since 2008.

Palmer attended Ricks College and later earned a Vocational Education degree from Boise State University.

In addition to being a representative, Palmer is a small business owner and a member of the Idaho National Guard.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Idaho Committee Assignments, 2013
Transportation and Defense, Chair
Business
State Affairs

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Issues

Presidential preference

2012

See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Joe Palmer endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [1]

Elections

2012

See also: Idaho House of Representatives elections, 2012

Palmer won re-election in the 2012 election for Idaho House of Representatives District 20A. He defeated Richard Dees and Chris MacCloud in the Republican primary and defeated Caitlin R. Lister (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[2][3][4]

Idaho House of Representatives, District 20A, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJoe A. Palmer Incumbent 66.5% 11,848
     Democratic Caitlin R. Lister 33.5% 5,958
Total Votes 17,806


Idaho House of Representatives District 20A Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJoe A. Palmer Incumbent 65.9% 1,630
Richard Dees 18.4% 456
Chris MacCloud 15.7% 388
Total Votes 2,474

2010

See also:Idaho House of Representatives elections, 2010

Palmer won re-election to District Seat 20A in 2010 with no opposition. He defeated Shaun Wardle in the Republican primary on May 25th by a margin of 2,445 to 2,084. The general election took place on November 2, 2010.[5]

Idaho House of Representatives, District 20A (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Joe Palmer (R) 11,829 100.0%

2008

On November 4, 2008, Republican Joe Palmer won the election to the Idaho House of Representatives District 20A receiving 77.3% of the vote (14,732 votes), ahead of Democrat Rex Kerr who received 22.7% of the vote (4,337 votes).[6]

Idaho House of Representatives, District 20A (2008)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Joe Palmer (R) 14,732 77.3%
Rex Kerr (D) 4,337 22.7%


Campaign donors

2012

Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.

2010

In 2010, a year in which Palmer was up for re-election, he collected $16,825 in donations.[7]

His largest contributors in 2010 were:

Idaho House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Joe Palmer's campaign in 2010
House Republican Victory Fund Of Idaho$1,000
Moyle, Mike$1,000
Employers Resource$1,000
Idaho Soft Drink Association$850
Idaho Power Co$750
Total Raised in 2010 $16,825

2008

In 2008, Palmer raised $8,446.

Listed below are those who contributed the most to his campaign. [8]


Donor Amount
Joe A. Palmer $2,662

Personal

Joe is married to Leslie Palmer. They have four children and reside in Meridian, Idaho.

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