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Ken Andrus
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Idaho House of Representatives District 28A
Incumbent
In office
2004-Present
Term ends
December 1, 2014
Years in position 10
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$16,116/year
Per diem$122/day outside Boise, $49/day otherwise
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2004
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sBrigham Young University, Idaho, 1960
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Army
Years of service1960-1962
Personal
BirthdayJuly 14, 1935
Place of birthMarion, UT
ProfessionCattle/Sheep Rancher
ReligionMormon
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Ken Andrus (b. July 14, 1935) is a Republican member of the Idaho House of Representatives, representing District 28A. He was first elected to the chamber in 2004.

Andrus earned his B.S. from the University of Idaho in 1960. His professional experience includes working as a cattle rancher.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Idaho Committee Assignments, 2013
Agricultural Affairs, Chair
Resources and Conservation
State Affairs

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Issues

Campaign themes

2012

Andrus's campaign website lists the following issues:[1]

  • Fiscal Responsibility
Excerpt: "Fiscal Responsibility means understanding that we do not have endless funds to spend on any project that may be the current whim of politicals. We must show our citizens we are serious about our responsibilities by balancing our budget with preferential funding for Education."
  • Protect Individual Freedoms Guaranteed under Federal and State Constitutions
Excerpt: "Important isuues like Eminent Domain must be carefully watched to make sure they are not used to take property for private profit instead of the public good. Making sure that Idaho's water is safe and kept in Idaho is a continuing issue that we must remain vigilant to maintain. I support Traditional Family Values which keep our families strong and Idaho's lifestyle vibrant."
  • Support Education
Excerpt: "I will continue supporting Education to have preferential funding in the budget. I will encourage for stronger Education priorities which give our children the best chance to compete in an ever-changing world."
  • Support Business
Excerpt: "I will advocate changing laws to make our state business friendly. We must stop duplicating regulations and forming duplicate agencies hindering business growth. I know we must be business friendly to bring the jobs that Southeast Idaho needs for its people to thrive."

Elections

2012

See also: Idaho House of Representatives elections, 2012

Andrus won re-election in the 2012 election for Idaho House of Representatives. Due to redistricting, he ran in District 28A. He was unopposed in the Republican primary and defeated Sam McKee (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012. [2][3][4]

Idaho House of Representatives, District 28A, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngKen Andrus Incumbent 62.7% 12,344
     Democratic Sam McKee 37.3% 7,333
Total Votes 19,677

2010

See also:Idaho House of Representatives elections, 2010

Andrus won re-election to District Seat 29A in 2010 against Democrat James W. Allen. He ran unopposed in the Republican primary on May 25th. The general election took place on November 2, 2010.[5]

Idaho House of Representatives, District 29A (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Ken Andrus (R) 8,591 61.0%
James W. Allen (D) 5,492 39.0%

2008

On November 4, 2008, Republican Ken Andrus won re-election to the Idaho House of Representatives District 29A receiving 56.2% of the vote (11,044 votes), ahead of Democrat Allen Andersen who received 43.8% of the vote (8,623 votes).[6]

Idaho House of Representatives, District 29A (2008)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Ken Andrus (R) 11,044 56.2%
Allen Andersen (D) 8,623 43.8%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Andrus is available dating back to 2004. Based on available campaign finance records, Andrus raised a total of $102,457 during that time period. This information was last updated on December 12, 2013.[7]

Ken Andrus's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Idaho House, District 28A Won $16,825
2010 Idaho House, District 29A Won $19,625
2008 Idaho House, District 29A Won $32,787
2006 Idaho House, District 29A Won $24,208
2004 Idaho House, District 29A Won $9,012
Grand Total Raised $102,457

2012

Andrus won re-election to the Idaho House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Andrus raised a total of $16,825.
Idaho House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Ken Andrus's campaign in 2012
Idaho Farm Bureau$2,000
House Republican Victory Fund of Idaho$1,000
Bannock County Republican Central Committee$1,000
West Clinic$500
JR Simplot Co.$500
Total Raised in 2012$16,825
Source:Follow the Money

2010

In 2010, a year in which Andrus was up for re-election, he collected $19,625 in donations.[8]

His largest contributors in 2010 were:

Idaho House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Ken Andrus's campaign in 2010
Idaho Farm Bureau$2,000
Idaho Telecom Alliance$1,250
Idaho Association Of Realtors$1,250
Bannock County Republican Central Cmte$1,000
House Republican Caucus$1,000
Total Raised in 2010 $19,625

2008

In 2008, Andrus raised $32,787.

Listed below are those who contributed the most to his campaign. [9]

Donor Amount
Idaho Republican Party $2,000
Idaho Farm Bureau $2,000
Agriculture & Natural Resources Industry $1,500
House Republican Caucus of Idaho $1,000
Roberts for Representative $1,000
Melaleuca Inc. $1,000

Scorecards

Idaho Freedom Index

The Idaho Freedom Foundation, an Idaho-based, nonprofit educational research institute, released its "Idaho Freedom Index" in 2013. The index intended to show how Idaho legislators voted on the principles the Foundation seeks to promote. It measured each state legislator based on two tiers, which include whether legislators voted for or against bills that would create or eliminate government agencies, programs, and regulations, and bills that would impact the free market in a positive or negative way. Scores ranged from the highest possible score for members of the state Senate (194 points) and for members of the state House (180 points). A higher score indicated that the legislator voted more in favor of the values supported by the Foundation.[10] Andrus received a score of 50 points in the 2013 index, ranking 27th out of 70 members of the Idaho House of Representatives that were evaluated for the study.

Personal

Andrus and his wife, Colleen, have eight children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Dennis Lake (R)
Idaho House of Representatives District 28A
2012–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Idaho House of Representatives District 29A
2004–2012
Succeeded by
Carolyn Meline (D)