|Idaho House of Representatives District 20A|
|December 1, 2014|
|Years in position||7|
|Per diem||$122/day outside Boise, $49/day otherwise|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Profession||Owner, Cherry's Consignment Home Furnishings|
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.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Palmer served on the following committees:
|Idaho Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Transportation and Defense, Chair|
|• State Affairs|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Palmer served on these committees:
|Idaho Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• State Affairs|
|• Transportation and Defense|
|• Economic Outlook and Revenue Assessment|
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Palmer served on these committees:
|Idaho Committee Assignments, 2009|
|• Local Government|
|• State Affairs|
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.
|Idaho House of Representatives, District 20A, General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Joe A. Palmer Incumbent||66.5%||11,848|
|Democratic||Caitlin R. Lister||33.5%||5,958|
|Idaho House of Representatives District 20A Democratic Primary, 2012|
|Joe A. Palmer Incumbent||65.9%||1,630|
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.
|Idaho House of Representatives, District 20A (2010)|
|Joe Palmer (R)||11,829||100.0%|
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).
|Idaho House of Representatives, District 20A (2008)|
|Joe Palmer (R)||14,732||77.3%|
|Rex Kerr (D)||4,337||22.7%|
Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.
In 2010, a year in which Palmer was up for re-election, he collected $16,825 in donations.
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|
|Idaho Soft Drink Association||$850|
|Idaho Power Co||$750|
|Total Raised in 2010||$16,825|
In 2008, Palmer raised $8,446.
Listed below are those who contributed the most to his campaign. 
|Joe A. Palmer||$2,662|
Joe is married to Leslie Palmer. They have four children and reside in Meridian, Idaho.
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- 2012 Campaign website
- Joe Palmer's 2010 campaign website
- Idaho House of Representatives - Joe Palmer
- Project Vote Smart legislative profile
- Project Vote Smart biography
- Campaign contributions: 2008
- Joe Palmer on Facebook
- Joe Palmer on Twitter
- Mitt Romney for President, "Mitt Romney Announces Support of Idaho Elected Officials," February 8, 2012
- Idaho Secretary of State, "Primary Candidate List," accessed April 6, 2012
- Idaho Secretary of State Election Division, "May 15, 2012 Primary Election Results," accessed 6 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
- Idaho House of Representatives official election results for 2008
- 2010 campaign contributions
- 2008 contributors to Joe Palmer
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