Lawerence Denney

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Lawerence Denney
Idaho House of Representatives District 9A
In office
1991-1992, 1996-Present
Term ends
December 1, 2014
Years in position (current service)19
Years in position (previous service)1
Speaker of the House, Idaho State House
Base salary$16,116/year
Per diem$122/day outside Boise, $49/day otherwise
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected1996
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sUniversity of Idaho, 1970
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Army
Years of service1971-1972
Date of birthFebruary 25, 1948
Place of birthCouncil, ID
Office website
Campaign website
Lawerence Denney (b. February 25, 1948) is a Republican member of the Idaho House of Representatives, representing District 9A since 1996, and previously from 1991 to 1992. He is currently the Speaker of the Idaho House.

Denney earned his Bachelor's degree from the University of Idaho in 1970.

In addition to being a legislator, Denney is also a farmer.

Committee assignments


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

Idaho Committee Assignments, 2013
Resources and Conservation, Chair
Revenue and Taxation
Transportation and Defense



See also: Idaho House of Representatives elections, 2012

Denney won re-election in the 2012 election for Idaho House of Representatives District 9A. He was unopposed in the Republican primary and defeated Steve Worthley (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012. [1][2]

Idaho House of Representatives, District 9A, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngLawerence Denney Incumbent 70.9% 12,234
     Democratic Steve Worthley 29.1% 5,013
Total Votes 17,247


See also:Idaho House of Representatives elections, 2010

Denney won re-election to District Seat 9A in 2010 against Democrat Lynn Webster. He ran unopposed in the Republican primary on May 25th. The general election took place on November 2, 2010.[3]

Idaho House of Representatives, District 9A (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Lawerence Denney (R) 8,736 76.7%
Lynn Webster (D) 2,660 23.3%


On November 4, 2008, Republican Lawerence Denney won re-election to the Idaho House of Representatives District 9A receiving 71.9% of the vote (10,968 votes), ahead of Democrat Frederick Hallberg who received 28.1% of the vote (4,286 votes).[4]

Idaho House of Representatives, District 9A (2008)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Lawerence Denney (R) 10,968 54.4%
Frederick Hallberg (D) 4,286 28.1%

Campaign donors


Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.


In 2010, a year in which Denney was up for re-election, he collected $45,850 in donations.[5]

His largest contributors in 2010 were:


In 2008, Denney raised $50,400.

Listed below are those who contributed the most to his campaign. [6]

Donor Amount
Idaho Association of Realtors $2,000
Idaho Farm Bureau $2,000
Blue Cross of Idaho $2,000
Wal-Mart $2,000
Idaho Republican Party $2,000
Employers Insurance Co. of Nevada $1,750
Micron Technology $1,500
Agriculture & Natural Resources Industry $1,500
Potlatch Corp. $1,000
Idaho Power Co. $1,000
Idaho Soft Drink Association $1,000
Idaho Sand & Gravel $1,000
Intuit $1,000
Suncor Idaho $1,000
Citigroup $1,000
Philip Morris $1,000

District 9-A

Denney represents House Seat A in Idaho House District 9. District 9 includes all of Adams, Payette, and Washington Counties[7].


Denney and his wife Donna have four children and reside in Midvale, Idaho.

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Idaho House of Representatives District 9A
1991-1992, 1996–present
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