Michelle Stennett

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Michelle Stennett
Michelle Stennett.jpg
Idaho State Senate District 26
In office
2010 - Present
Term ends
December 1, 2014
Years in position 4
Base salary$16,116/year
Per diem$122/day outside Boise, $49/day otherwise
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 6, 2012
AppointedOctober 26, 2010
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sUniversity of Oregon
BirthdayNovember 2, 1960
Place of birthSacramento, California
Office website

Michelle Stennett is a Democratic member of the Idaho State Senate, representing District 25 since 2010. She currently serves as State Senate Minority Caucus Leader.

Stennett worked in flight operations for Horizon Air, a regional airline and Sun Valley Aviation, which services and maintains fixed-wing aircraft. She served as a substitute for her husband and former Senator for District 25, Clint Stennett, when he was stricken by brain cancer during the 2010 legislative session. During that time, she also served as her husband's primary caregiver. She was formally appointed to the seat on October 26, 2010 after Clint Stennett's death, and successfully won election to a full term that November.

Committee assignments


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

Idaho Committee Assignments, 2013
Resources and Environment
State Affairs


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



See also: Idaho State Senate elections, 2012

Stennett won re-election in the 2012 election for Idaho State Senate District 26. Stennett ran unopposed in the May 15 Democratic primary and was unopposed in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[1][2]

Idaho State Senate, District 26, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMichelle Stennett Incumbent 100% 13,799
Total Votes 13,799


See also: Idaho State Senate elections, 2010

Stennett defeated Robert John Blakeley and David P. Maestas in the May 25 primary. She ran against Republican candidate, Jim Donoval, and Constitution candidate, Randall K. Patterson, in the general election on November 2, 2010, defeating him.[3]

Idaho State Senate, District 25 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Michelle Stennett (D) 7,113 57.9%
Jim Donoval (R) 4,390 35.8%
Randall K. Patterson (C) 773 6.3%

Campaign donors


Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.


In 2010, Stennett raised $56,775 in contributions. [4]

Her five largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Hull, M Blair $2,500
Werk, Elliot Seth $2,000
Idaho Education Association $2,000
Idaho Education Assoc $2,000
Idaho Democratic Senate Caucus $2,000

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Stennett has a husband, Clint.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Dean Cameron (R)
Idaho State Senate District 26
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Clint Stennett
Idaho State Senate District 25
Succeeded by
James Patrick (R)