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Nicole LeFavour
Nicole LeFavour.jpg
Idaho State Senate District 19
Former Member
In office
2008 - 2012
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Idaho House of Representatives
2004 - 2008
Bachelor'sUniversity of California, Berkeley
Master'sUniversity of Montana (1990)
OtherSan Francisco State University
Date of birthFebruary 8, 1964
Place of birthColorado
Office website
Personal website
Campaign website
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Nicole LeFavour is a former Democratic member of the Idaho State Senate, representing District 19 from 2008 to 2012. LeFavour was a 2012 Democratic candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 2nd Congressional District of Idaho.

LeFavour graduated from the University of California with her Bachelor's degree in cognitive performance in 1987. LeFavour earned her teaching credentials from San Francisco State University in 1988. LeFavour earned her master's degree in writing from the University of Montana in 1990.

In addition to being a Senator, LeFavour is a teacher in Idaho's public schools.

Before becoming a Senator, LeFavour was a member of the Idaho House of Representatives from 2004 to 2008. LeFavour was also a volunteer coordinator to defeat a statewide anti-gay ballot measure in 1994.

LeFavour lost to incumbent Mike Simpson (R) on November 6, 2012.[1]

Committee assignments


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


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




Idaho State Senate

See also: Idaho State Senate elections, 2012

LeFavour did not run for re-election in 2012.

U.S. House

See also: Idaho's 2nd Congressional District elections, 2012

LeFavour ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent Idaho's 2nd District. LeFavour won the nomination on the Democratic ticket.[3] LeFavour defeated Jack Wayne Chappell in the Democratic primary. Incumbent Mike Simpson and M.C. Heileson ran in the Republican primary, with Simpson winning the Republican nomination. Candidates wishing to run were required to file by the signature filing deadline of March 9, 2012. The primary elections were held on May 15, 2012.[4] She was defeated by incumbent Michael K. Simpson in the general election on November 6, 2012.

U.S. House, Idaho District 2 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMike Simpson Incumbent 65.1% 207,412
     Democratic Nicole LeFavour 34.8% 110,847
     Write-in (Democratic) Jack Wayne Chappell (Write-in) 0.1% 235
Total Votes 318,494
Source: Idaho Secretary of State "November 6, 2012 General Election Results"
Idaho's 2nd Congressional District Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngNicole LeFavour 84.1% 10,528
Jack Wayne Chappell 15.9% 1,997
Total Votes 12,525


See also: Idaho State Senate elections, 2010

LeFavour had no opposition in the May 25 primary. She ran against Debra S. Miller in the general election on November 2, 2010, defeating her.[5]

Idaho State Senate, District 19 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Nicole LeFavour (D) 10,246 68.8%
Debra S. Miller (R) 4,655 31.2%


On November 4, 2008, LaFavour won the election for the Idaho State Senate, District 19 receiving 71.3% of the vote (15,163 votes), ahead of Republican Chuck Meissner who received 28.7% of the vote (6,111 votes).[6]

Idaho State Senate, District 19 (2008)
Candidates Votes Percent
Nicole LaFavour (D) 15,163 71.3%
Chuck Meissner (R) 6,111 28.7%

Campaign donors


Breakdown of the source of LeFavour's campaign funds before the 2012 election.

LeFavour lost election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, LeFavour's campaign committee raised a total of $350,399 and spent $343,549.[7]


In 2010, LeFavour received $16,105 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[8]


In 2008, LeFavour collected $39,172 in donations.[9]

Her four largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Idaho Education Association $2,000
Tim Gill $1,000
Ronald M. Ansin $1,000
Carol Kline $1,000


LeFavour is in a civil union with Carol Growoski and lives in Boise, Idaho.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Idaho State Senate District 19
Succeeded by
Cherie Buckner-Webb (D)