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Roy Lacey
Roy Lacey.jpg
Idaho State Senate District 29
In office
December 1, 2012-Present
Term ends
December 1, 2014
Base salary$16,116/year
Per diem$122/day outside Boise, $49/day otherwise
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Idaho House of Representatives District 30A
Date of birthNovember 5, 1947
Place of birthPocatello, ID
ProfessionBusiness Owner
Office website
Campaign website
Roy Lacey (b. November 5, 1947) is a Democratic member of the Idaho State Senate, representing District 29. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012. He previously served in the Idaho House of Representatives from 2010 to 2012.

Lacey's professional experience includes working as Vice President of Operations for the Idaho Foodbank, for Roy's Western Wear, and withthe Union Pacific Railroad.

Committee assignments


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

Idaho Committee Assignments, 2013
Local Government and Taxation
Resources and Environment
Joint Finance-Appropriations


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


Campaign themes


Lacey's campaign website listed the following issues:[1]

  • Education
Excerpt: "Idaho's K-12 education system was set back substantially by the 2011 proposal of the 'Students Come First' legislation that was hastily put together and basically destroyed the rights of teachers, introduces technological elements that will be paid for by firing teachers, and many other impacts that were not adequately thought out."
  • Economy
Excerpt: "Local businesses that flourish provide jobs in our community and we need to ensure that each is given a fair chance to succeed. The competitive advantage enjoyed by internet or catalog sales must be eliminated as we level the playing field and give necessary assistance to our local stores. 'Buy Pocatello' – 'Buy Idaho' needs to be the mindset of every Idahoan."
  • Citizens
Excerpt: "[The elderly are] one of our most vulnerable populations as incomes are fixed and medical and other expenses which come with the “golden years” are quickly outpacing the ability to pay. [Children are] another of our vulnerable segments needing someone to speak for them. Protection of good educational opportunities is a must if we wish our children to remain in Idaho during their productive lives."



See also: Idaho State Senate elections, 2012

Lacey won election in the 2012 election for Idaho State Senate District 29. He was unopposed in the Democratic primary on May 15 and defeated Greg Romriell (R) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[2][3]

Idaho State Senate, District 29, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRoy Lacey 53.8% 9,494
     Republican Greg Romriell 46.2% 8,142
Total Votes 17,636


See also:Idaho House of Representatives elections, 2010

Lacey was unopposed in the primary on May 25th. He defeated Brian P. Nugent in the general election on November 2, 2010.[4]

Idaho House of Representatives, District 30A (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Roy Lacey (D) 5,315 58.2%
Brian P. Nugent (R) 3,820 41.8%

Campaign donors


Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.


In 2010, a year in which Lacey was up for re-election, he collected $10,965 in donations.[5]

His largest contributors in 2010 were:


Idaho Freedom Index

The Idaho Freedom Foundation, an Idaho-based, nonprofit educational research institute, released its "Idaho Freedom Index" in 2013. The index intended to show how Idaho legislators voted on the principles the Foundation seeks to promote. It measured each state legislator based on two tiers, which include whether legislators voted for or against bills that would create or eliminate government agencies, programs, and regulations, and bills that would impact the free market in a positive or negative way. Scores ranged from the highest possible score for members of the state Senate (194 points) and for members of the state House (180 points). A higher score indicated that the legislator voted more in favor of the values supported by the Foundation.[6] Lacey received a score of -70 points in the 2013 index, ranking 26th out of 35 members of the Idaho State Senate that were evaluated for the study.


Lacey and his wife, Renee, have four children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Diane Bilyeu (D)
Idaho State Senate District 29
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Donna Boe
Idaho House of Representatives District 30A
Succeeded by
Jeffrey Thompson (R)