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On November 4, 2008, Republican Brad Little won re-election to the [[Idaho State Senate]] District 11 receiving 14,870 votes, ahead of Independent Kirsten Faith Richardson(4,309). In January 2009, Little became the Lieutenant Governor and '''Melinda Smyser''' was appointed to take his place.<ref>[http://www.sos.idaho.gov/elect/RESULTS/2008/General/tot_leg.htm ''Idaho Secretary of State'' "Idaho Senate official election results for 2008," November 4, 2008]</ref>
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On November 4, 2008, Republican Brad Little won re-election to the [[Idaho State Senate]] District 11 receiving 14,870 votes, ahead of Independent Kirsten Faith Richardson(4,309). In January 2009, Little became the Lieutenant Governor and '''Melinda Smyser''' was appointed to take his place.<ref>[http://www.sos.idaho.gov/elect/RESULTS/2008/General/tot_leg.htm ''Idaho Secretary of State'', "Idaho Senate official election results for 2008," November 4, 2008]</ref>
  
  

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Melinda Smyser
Melinda Smyser.jpg
Idaho State Senate District 11
Former Member
In office
January 2009 - 2012
PartyRepublican
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
AppointedJanuary 2009
Appointed byGov. Butch Otter
Term limitsN/A
Education
High schoolMiddleton High School
Bachelor'sUniversity of Idaho
Master'sCollege of Idaho
Personal
BirthdayOctober 29, 1958
CandidateVerification
Melinda Smyser is a former Republican member of the Idaho State Senate, representing District 11 from January 2009 to 2012. She was appointed in January 2009 to fill the vacancy left when Brad Little became the state's Lieutenant Governor.[1]

Smyser formerly served as a school district trustee. She holds a master’s degree in education from the College of Idaho. In 2008, Smyser was named “Canyon County Republican of the Year”.[2] She works as a Safe and Drug Free School Program Coordinator.

Smyser says that her attitude toward serving in the senate is, "Set the budget, get your work done and go home."[3]

Committee assignments

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2012

See also: Idaho State Senate elections, 2012

Redistricting placed District 13 incumbent Patti Anne Lodge (R) into District 11 with Smyser, leading to a potential 2012 faceoff between the two.[5] Smyser chose not to seek re-election.

2010

See also: Idaho State Senate elections, 2010

Smyser had no opposition in the May 25 primary. She ran against Democratic candidate, Shannon L. Forrester, and Independent candidate, Kirsten Faith Richardson in the general election on November 2, 2010.

Smyser won her re-election race against Democrat Shannon L. Forrester and Independent Kirsten Faith Richardson.[6]

Idaho State Senate, District 11
2010 General election results
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Melinda Smyser (R) 10,386 73.3%
Shannon Forrester (D) 2,822 19.9%
Kirsten Faith Richardson (I) 959 6.8%

2008

On November 4, 2008, Republican Brad Little won re-election to the Idaho State Senate District 11 receiving 14,870 votes, ahead of Independent Kirsten Faith Richardson(4,309). In January 2009, Little became the Lieutenant Governor and Melinda Smyser was appointed to take his place.[7]


Idaho State Senate, District 11 (2008)
Candidates Votes Percent
Brad Little (R) 14,870 77.5%
Kirsten Faith Richardson (Independent) 4,309 22.5%


Campaign donors

2010

In 2010, Smyser received $47,941 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[8]

Idaho State Senate 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Melinda Smyser's campaign in 2010
Jr Simplot Co$2,000
Micron Technology$2,000
Canyon County Republican Central Cmte$1,846
Qwest Communications$1,200
Farmers Insurance Group$1,200
Total Raised in 2010 $47,941

District 11

Smyser represents Idaho Senate District 11. District 11 includes the northern half of Canyon County and all of Gem counties[9].

Personal

Melinda is married to Skip Smyser, who is a prominent attorney and lobbyist who served in the state senate from 1983-1990.[2] They live in Parma, Idaho and have four children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Idaho Senate District 11
2009–2012
Succeeded by
Patti Anne Lodge (R)