Les Bock

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Les Bock
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Idaho State Senate District 16
In office
2008 - Present
Term ends
December 1, 2014
Years in position 7
Base salary$16,116/year
Per diem$122/day outside Boise, $49/day otherwise
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 4, 2008
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Idaho House of Representatives
2006 - 2008
Bachelor'sUniversity of California, Davis
J.D.University of California, San Francisco
Place of birthRolette, North Dakota
Office website
Personal website
Campaign website
Leslie "Les" Bock is a Democratic member of the Idaho State Senate, representing District 16 since 2008. He currently serves as the State Senate Assistant Minority Leader.

Bock earned both his Bachelor's and Juris Doctor degrees from the University of California-Berkeley.

In addition to being a senator, Bock is a partner for the Dillion, Bosch, Daw & Bock law firm since 2005.

Before becoming a Senator, Bock was a member of the Idaho House of Representatives from 2006 to 2008.

Committee assignments


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

Idaho Committee Assignments, 2013
Health and Welfare
Judiciary and Rules
Joint Legislative Oversight


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


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


Campaign themes


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

  • Support economic development opportunities
  • Promote sustainable job growth
  • Strengthen our educational system
  • Maintain our quality of life



See also: Idaho State Senate elections, 2012

Bock won election in the 2012 election for Idaho State Senate District 16. Bock was unopposed in the Democratic primary on May 15 and defeated Joan Cloonan (R) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[2][3]

Idaho State Senate, District 16, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngLes Bock Incumbent 57.3% 10,897
     Republican Joan Cloonan 42.7% 8,135
Total Votes 19,032


See also: Idaho State Senate elections, 2010

Bock had no opposition in the May 25 primary. He ran against Bill Eisenbarth in the general election on November 2, 2010, defeating him.[4]

Idaho State Senate, District 16 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Les Bock (D) 6,081 53.7%
Bill Eisenbarth (R) 5,238 46.3%


On November 4, 2008, Democrat Bock won the election for the Idaho State Senate, District 16 receiving 9,615 votes, ahead of Republican Christ Troupis(8,036).[5]

Idaho State Senate, District 16 (2008)
Candidates Votes Percent
Les Bock (D) 9,615 57.6%
Christ Troupis (R) 7,066 42.4%

Campaign donors


Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.


In 2010, Bock received $20,949 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[6]


In 2008, Bock collected $49,394 in donations.[7]

His four largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Idaho Education Association $2,000
Professional Fire Fighters of Idaho $1,500
Chasan and Walton $1,000
William L. Mauk $1,000

District 16

Bock represents Idaho Senate District 16. District 16 includes Ada County which represents the Greater Boise area[8].


Bock is married and lives in Boise, Idaho.

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