John Tippets

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John Tippets
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Idaho State Senate District 32
In office
February 2011 - Present
Term ends
December 1, 2014
Years in position 3
Base salary$16,116/year
Per diem$122/day outside Boise, $49/day otherwise
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
AppointedFebruary 2011
Appointed byGov. Butch Otter
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Idaho House of Representatives
1988 - 2000
Bachelor'sBrigham Young University
Master'sUtah State University
BirthdayJanuary 16, 1952
Place of birthOgden, Utah
Office website
John Tippets is a Republican member of the Idaho State Senate, representing District 32 since 2012. He previously represented District 31 from February 2011 to 2012. He was appointed by Gov. Butch Otter in February 2011 to fill out the unexpired term of Robert Geddes.[1]

Committee assignments


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

Idaho Committee Assignments, 2013
Commerce and Human Resources, Chair
Agricultural Affairs
Resources and Environment


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


Presidential preference


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

John Tippets endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [2]



See also: Idaho State Senate elections, 2012

Tippets won election in the 2012 election for Idaho State Senate District 32. Tippets defeated R. Scott Workman in the Republican primary on May 15 and was unopposed in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[3][4][5]

Idaho State Senate, District 32, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Tippets Incumbent 100% 16,969
Total Votes 16,969

Idaho State Senate District 32 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Tippets 57.1% 4,450
R. Scott Workman 42.9% 3,345
Total Votes 7,795

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Political offices
Preceded by
Dean Mortimer (R)
Idaho State Senate District 32
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Robert Geddes
Idaho Senate District 31
February 2011–2012
Succeeded by
Steve Bair (R)