Pete Nielsen

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Pete Nielsen
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Idaho House of Representatives District 23B
Incumbent
In office
2002-Present
Term ends
December 1, 2014
Years in position 12
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$16,116/year
Per diem$122/day outside Boise, $49/day otherwise
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2002
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Personal
BirthdayMarch 15, 1938
Place of birthBurley, ID
ProfessionLife and Health Insurance Agent/Farmer
ReligionLDS
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Milton Nielsen (b. March 15, 1938) is a Republican member of the Idaho House of Representatives, representing District 23B since 2012. He previously represented District 22B from 2002 to 2012.

In addition to being a representative, Nielsen is an insurance agent and a farmer.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Idaho Committee Assignments, 2013
Education, Vice Chair
Environment, Energy, and Technology
Judiciary, Rules, and Administration

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Issues

Presidential preference

2012

See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Pete Nielsen endorsed Ron Paul in the 2012 presidential election. [1]

Elections

2012

See also: Idaho House of Representatives elections, 2012

Nielsen won re-election in the 2012 election for Idaho House of Representatives. Due to redistricting, he ran in District 23B. He defeated Matthew Bundy and Steven Millington in the Republican primary and defeated Pam Chiarella (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[2][3][4]

Idaho House of Representatives, District 23B, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngPete Nielsen Incumbent 66.5% 9,037
     Democratic Pam Chiarella 33.5% 4,556
Total Votes 13,593


Idaho House of Representatives District 23B Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngPete Nielsen 45.7% 2,225
Matthew Bundy 30.8% 1,498
Steven Millington 23.5% 1,144
Total Votes 4,867

2010

See also:Idaho House of Representatives elections, 2010

Nielsen won re-election to District Seat 22B in 2010 with no opposition. He ran unopposed in the Republican primary on May 25th. The general election took place on November 2, 2010.[5]

Idaho House of Representatives, District 22B (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Pete Nielsen (R) 6,550 100.0%

2008

On November 4, 2008, Republican Milton Nielsen won re-election to the Idaho House of Representatives District 22B receiving 63.9% of the vote (7,310 votes), ahead of Democrat Rosemary Ardinger who received 36.1% of the vote (4,133 votes).[6]

Idaho House of Representatives, District 22B (2008)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Milton Nielsen (R) 7,310 63.9%
Rosemary Ardinger (D) 4,133 36.1%


Campaign donors

2012

Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.

2010

In 2010, a year in which Nielsen was up for re-election, he collected $5,226 in donations.[7]

His largest contributors in 2010 were:

Idaho House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Pete Nielsen's campaign in 2010
Winning For Idaho$1,000
Idaho Dental Association$500
Walgreens$350
Qwest Communications$300
Idaho Health Care Association$250
Total Raised in 2010 $5,226

2008

In 2008, Nielsen raised $9,487.

Listed below are those who contributed the most to his campaign. [8]


Donor Amount
Freedom Fund $1,000
Idaho Republican Party $1,000

Personal

Milton is married to Connie Nielsen. They have eight children and live in Burley, Idaho.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Stephen Hartgen (R)
Idaho House of Representatives District 23B
2012–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Idaho House of Representatives District 22B
2002–2012
Succeeded by
Jason Monks (R)