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Joyce Broadsword
Joyce Broadsword.jpg
Idaho State Senate District 2
In office
December 1, 2004 - Present
Term ends
December 1, 2012
Years in position 11
Base salary$16,116/year
Per diem$122/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected2004
Next generalNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
High schoolSandpoint Senior High School (1976)
Date of birthJune 18, 1958
Place of birthSandpoint, Idaho
ProfessionBusiness owner
Office website
Campaign website
Joyce Broadsword (b. June 18, 1958) has been a Republican member of the Idaho State Senate since 2004. Broadsword was re-elected in November of 2010 with her term expiring in 2012.

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.

Committee assignments


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.[2] 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.[3]


See also: Idaho State Senate elections, 2010

Broadsword defeated Dennis Englehardt and James Stivers in the May 25 primary. She had no opposition in the general election on November 2, 2010.[4]

Idaho State Senate, District 2
2010 General election results
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Joyce Broadsword (R) 9,671 100.0%


On November 4, 2008, Republican Broadsword won re-election to the Idaho State Senate District 2 receiving 10,475 votes, ahead of Democrat Rand Lewis(4,919).[5]

Idaho State Senate, District 2 (2008)
Candidates Votes Percent
Joyce Broadsword (R) 10,475 68.0%
Rand Lewis (D) 4,919 32.0%

Campaign donors


In 2010, Broadsword received $43,098 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[6]


In 2008, Broadsword collected $70,653 in donations.[7]

Her four largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
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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District 2

Broadsword represents Idaho Senate District 2. Senate District 2 includes includes all of Benewah and Shoshone Counties[8].


Joyce is married to John Broadsword. The couple has three children and live in Sagle, Idaho.

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Preceded by
Idaho State Senate District 2
Succeeded by
Steve Vick (R)