John Goedde

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John Goedde
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Idaho State Senate District 4
In office
2000 - Present
Term ends
December 1, 2014
Years in position 14
Base salary$16,116/year
Per diem$122/day outside Boise, $49/day otherwise
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2000
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sWashington State University (1972)
BirthdayMay 20, 1949
Place of birthChelan, Washington
ProfessionPresident, Panhandle Insurance Agency, Incorporated
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John Goedde is a Republican member of the Idaho State Senate, representing District 4 since 2000.

Goedde graduated graduated with his bachelor's degree from Washington State University in 1972.

Goedde currently is the President of Panhandle Insurance. Goedde has served as the President of the company since 1983 after starting in the company as an agent in 1979. Goedde started his professional career in 1973 as Manager of the Hayden Lake Country Club. Goedde managed the club for six years before entering into the insurance industry.

Before becoming a Senator, Goedde was a School Board Trustee for Coeur d'Alene School District #271. Goedde was a board trustee from 1997 to 2000.

Committee assignments


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

Idaho Committee Assignments, 2013
Education, Chair
Commerce and Human Resources


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


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



See also: Idaho State Senate elections, 2012

Goedde won re-election in the 2012 election for Idaho State Senate District 4. Goedde ran unopposed in the Republican primary on May 15 and defeated Warren A. Ducote Jr. (D) and Jeremy P. Boggess (I) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[1][2]

Idaho State Senate, District 4, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Goedde Incumbent 56.9% 10,468
     Democratic Warren A. Ducote Jr. 35.4% 6,499
     Independent Jeremy P. Boggess 7.7% 1,416
Total Votes 18,383


See also: Idaho State Senate elections, 2010

Goedde had no opposition in the May 25 primary. He ran against Independent candidate, Jeremy Boggess, and Constitution candidate, Ray Writz, in the general election on November 2, 2010, defeating both.[3]

Idaho State Senate, District 4
2010 General election results
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png John Goedde (R) 8,263 70.8%
Jeremy Boggess (I) 2,821 24.2%
Ray Writz (C) 590 5.1%


On November 4, 2008, Republican John Goedde won re-election to the Idaho State Senate District 4 receiving 9,525 votes, ahead of Democrat Ken Howard(8,036) and Independent Jeremy Boggess(1,145).[4]

Idaho State Senate, District 4 (2008)
Candidates Votes Percent
John Goedde (R) 9,525 50.9%
Ken Howard (D) 8,036 43.0%
Jeremy Boggess (Independent) 1,145 6.1%

Campaign donors


Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.


In 2010, Goedde received $36,499 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[5]

Idaho State Senate 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to John Goedde's campaign in 2010
Micron Technology$2,000
Hecla Mining$1,700
Idaho Association Of Realtors$1,500
Idaho Power Co$1,500
Qwest Communications$1,300
Total Raised in 2010 $36,499


In 2008, Goedde collected $79,995 in donations.[6]

His four largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Idaho Association of Realtors $2,000
Idaho Farm Bureau $2,000
Micron Technology $2,000
Idaho Republican Party $2,000

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District 4

Goedde represents Idaho Senate District 4. District 4 includes the central portion of Kootenai County[7].


John is married with one child and lives in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho.

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