John McGee

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John McGee
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Idaho State Senate District 10
Assumed office
December 1, 2004
Current term ends
December 1, 2012
Political party Republican
Profession State senator
Website Senate website
John McGee has been a Republican member of the Idaho State Senate since 2004. McGee was re-elected November of 2010 with his term expiring in 2012. He currently serves as State Senate Majority Caucus Leader.

McGee graduated with his history degree from the University of Idaho.

Before becoming a Senator, McGee was a policy advisor to Dirk Kempthorne when he was Governor of Idaho and a legislative assistant for Kempthorne when he was in the United States Senate. McGee also worked as a marketing director for an Idaho hospital.

Committee assignments


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, McGee has been appointed to these committees:


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



See also: Idaho State Senate elections, 2010

McGee defeated Greg Collett in the May 25 primary. He ran against Leif Skyving in the general election on November 2, 2010, defeating him.[2]

Idaho State Senate, District 10
2010 General election results
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png John McGee (R) 7,068 72.6%
Leif Skyving (D) 2,672 27.4%


On November 4, 2008, Republican John McGee won re-election to the Idaho State Senate District 10 receiving 10,011 votes, ahead of Democrat Harold Stiles(3,728).[3]

Idaho State Senate, District 10 (2008)
Candidates Votes Percent
John McGee (R) 10,011 72.9%
Harold Stiles (D) 3,728 27.1%

Campaign donors


In 2008, McGee collected $83,434 in donations.[4]

His four largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Canyon County Republican Central CMTE $2,320
Union Pacific Railroad $2,000
Staker Parson Companies $2,000
Idaho Power Co $2,000


Arrested for grand theft, drunken driving

In early Sunday morning, June 19, 2011, McGee was arrested for drunken driving and grand theft. He is currently being held in the Ada County jail.

The Ada County Sheriff’s Office reported that McGee started night Saturday drinking in a golf course clubhouse and then began walking before coming to a Ford Excursion with a trailer hooked up. The SUV was unlocked with the keys inside. McGee got inside and drove away.

At some point in the night, McGee unsuccessfully tried to turn the vehicle and trailer around, jack-knifing the two. McGee eventually fell asleep in the Excursion. Two witnesses in a nearby house were watching all of the events transpire and called police. When police arrived McGee told authorities he was on his way to Jackpot.[5]

District 10

McGee represents Idaho Senate District 10. District 10 includes the southern portion of Canyon County[6].


John is married to Hanna McGee and live in Caldwell, Idaho.

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Idaho Senate District 10
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