Les Bock

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Les Bock
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Idaho State Senate District 16
Incumbent
In office
2008 - Present
Term ends
December 1, 2014
Years in position 6
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
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
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of California, Davis
J.D.University of California, San Francisco
Personal
Place of birthRolette, North Dakota
ProfessionAttorney
Websites
Office website
Personal website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Leslie "Les" Bock is a Democratic member of the Idaho State Senate, representing District 16. He was first elected to the chamber in 2008. He previously served in the Idaho House of Representatives from 2006 to 2008.

Bock earned his B.S. and J.D. from the University of California-Berkeley. His professional experience includes working as a partner at a law firm.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

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

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Issues

Campaign themes

2012

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

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

Elections

2012

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

2010

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%

2008

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

Comprehensive donor information for Bock is available dating back to 1992. Based on available campaign finance records, Bock raised a total of $153,177 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 30, 2013.[6]

Les Bock's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Idaho State Senate, District 16 Won $25,565
2010 Idaho State Senate, District 16 Won $20,949
2008 Idaho State Senate, District 16 Won $49,394
2006 Idaho State House, District 16B Won $53,951
1992 Idaho State Senate, District 13 Defeated $3,318
Grand Total Raised $153,177

2012

Bock won re-election to the Idaho State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Bock raised a total of $25,565.
Idaho State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Les Bock's campaign in 2012
Idaho Trial Lawyers Association$2,000
Idaho Health Care Association$1,500
Kenneth & Trudy Pedersen$1,000
Idaho Education Association$1,000
Professional Fire Fighters of Idaho$1,000
Total Raised in 2012$25,565
Source:Follow the Money

2010

In 2010, Bock received $20,949 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[7]

Idaho State Senate 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Les Bock's campaign in 2010
Idaho Education Association$2,000
Idaho Health Care Association$1,500
Idaho Trial Lawyers Association$1,000
Coeur D Alene Tribe$1,000
Professional Fire Fighters Of Idaho$1,000
Total Raised in 2010 $20,949

2008

In 2008, Bock collected $49,394 in donations.[8]

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

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.[9] Bock received a score of -72 points in the 2013 index, ranking 28th out of 35 members of the Idaho State Senate that were evaluated for the study.

Personal

Bock is married.

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Idaho State Senate District 16
2008–present
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