R. Steven "Steve" Bair

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Steve Bair
Steve Bair.jpg
Idaho State Senate District 31
In office
2006 - Present
Term ends
December 1, 2014
Years in position 8
Base salary$16,116/year
Per diem$122/day outside Boise, $49/day otherwise
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2006
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
High schoolSnake River High School (1976)
BirthdayApril 9, 1958
Place of birthBlackfoot, Idaho
Office website
R. Steven 'Steve' Bair is a Republican member of the Idaho State Senate, representing District 31 since 2012. He previously represented District 28 from 2006 to 2012.

In addition to being a Senator, Bair is also a farmer.

Committee assignments


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

Idaho Committee Assignments, 2013
Agricultural Affairs, Chair
Resources and Environment, Vice Chair


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


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


Presidential preference


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

R. Steven "Steve" Bair endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [1]



See also: Idaho State Senate elections, 2012

Bair won re-election in the 2012 election for Idaho State Senate District 31. He ran unopposed in the Republican primary on May 15 and defeated Cherie Harding Clawson (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[2][3]

Idaho State Senate, District 31, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngR. Steven "Steve" Bair Incumbent 64.4% 11,048
     Democratic Cherie Harding Clawson 35.6% 6,104
Total Votes 17,152


See also: Idaho State Senate elections, 2010

Bair had no opposition in the May 25 primary. He was unopposed in the general election on November 2, 2010.[4]

Idaho State Senate, District 28 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png R. Steven Bair (R) 9,416 100.0%


On November 4, 2008, Republican Bair won re-election to the Idaho State Senate, District 28 receiving 11,524 votes. He ran unopposed.[5]

Idaho State Senate, District 28 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Steve Bair (R) 11,524

Campaign donors


Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.


In 2010, Bair received $5,800 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[6]

Idaho State Senate 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to R. Steven "Steve" Bair's campaign in 2010
Idaho Telecom Alliance$1,000
Education Networks Of America$500
Mountain View Hospital$500
Idaho Farm Bureau$500
Total Raised in 2010 $5,800


Steve is married to Lori Bair. They have five children and reside in Blackfoot, Idaho.

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Political offices
Preceded by
John Tippets (R)
Idaho Senate District 31
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Idaho State Senate District 28
Succeeded by
Jim Guthrie (R)