|Idaho State Senate District 2|
|December 1, 2004 - Present|
|December 1, 2012|
|Years in position||10|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 2, 2010|
|Next general||November 6, 2012|
|High school||Sandpoint Senior High School (1976)|
|Birthday||June 18, 1958|
|Place of birth||Sandpoint, Idaho|
Broadsword has owned three different businesses since 1978 in the home building industry and was an Executive Assistant for the Downtown Sandpoint Business Association in 2004.
Broadsword was actively involved in politics before becoming a Senator. Broadsword served as a campaign volunteer for U.S. Senator Larry Craig and Idaho Governor Dirk Kempthrone. Broadsword was also a city coordinator for Congressman Butch Otter in 2002
Broadsword graduated with her diploma from Sandpoint Senior High School in 1976.
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Broadsword served on these committees:
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Broadsword served on these committees:
- See also: Idaho State Senate elections, 2012
Redistricting placed Broadsword into District 1 with incumbent Shawn Keough (R), leading to a potential 2012 faceoff between the two. Rather than face that possibility, however, Broadsword announced that she would not be seeking re-election.
“I have known since they started talking about reapportionment that there was no way I was going to run against Sen. Keough - I have too much respect for her, she is too valuable to the folks of North Idaho to lose her in the Senate," she said.
- See also: Idaho State Senate elections, 2010
| Idaho State Senate, District 2 |
2010 General election results
|Joyce Broadsword (R)||9,671||100.0%|
|Idaho State Senate, District 2 (2008)|
|Joyce Broadsword (R)||10,475||68.0%|
|Rand Lewis (D)||4,919||32.0%|
In 2010, Broadsword received $43,098 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.
|Idaho State Senate 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Joyce Broadsword's campaign in 2010|
|Idaho Telecom Alliance||$1,500|
|Idaho Medical Association||$1,350|
|Idaho Association Of Realtors||$1,250|
|Union Pacific Railroad||$1,250|
|Total Raised in 2010||$43,098|
In 2008, Broadsword collected $70,653 in donations.
Her four largest contributors were:
|Idaho Health Care Association||$2,000|
|Idaho Republican Party||$2,000|
|Idaho Power Co.||$2,000|
|Associated Logging Contractors Idaho||$2,000|
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Broadsword represents Idaho Senate District 2. Senate District 2 includes includes all of Benewah and Shoshone Counties.
Joyce is married to John Broadsword. The couple has three children and live in Sagle, Idaho.
- Official campaign website
- Official Idaho Senate website
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2008, 2006, 2004
- Idaho Senate, Members of Idaho senate standing committees
- The Republic, "Idaho redistricting panel adopts legislative map, plans to meet Monday on congressional plan," October 14, 2011
- Spokesman Review, "Ripples from redistricting: Candidates have two weeks to move," October 21, 2011
- Idaho Secretary of State - 2010 General Election Results
- Idaho Senate official election results for 2008
- Follow the Money - 2010 candidate contributions
- 2008 Broadsword Campaign Contributors
- "Idaho Legislature" 2009 Legislative Directory, July 22, 2009(See page 2)
|Idaho State Senate District 2
| Succeeded by|
Steve Vick (R)