Steve Vick

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Steve Vick
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Idaho State Senate District 2
Incumbent
In office
December 1, 2010 - Present
Term ends
December 1, 2014
Years in position 4
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$16,116/year
Per diem$122/day outside Boise, $49/day otherwise
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Montana House of Representatives
1995 - 2002
Education
Bachelor'sMontana State University (1979)
Personal
BirthdayMay 23, 1956
Place of birthGreat Falls, Montana
ProfessionOwner, Vick Homes
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Steve Vick (b. May 23, 1956) is a Republican member of the Idaho State Senate, representing District 2 since 2012. He previously represented District 3 from 2010 to 2012.

Vick has been the owner of Vick Homes, a home construction and remodeling business, since 1989. He has also worked as a farmer and design engineer. Vick also served for seven years in the Montana House of Representatives from 1995 to 2002, and as program manager for the Utility Division of the Montana Public Service Commission. He earned a B.S. from Montana State University in 1979.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Idaho Committee Assignments, 2013
Judiciary and Rules, Vice Chair
Finance
Local Government and Taxation
Joint Finance-Appropriations

2011-2012

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

Issues

Census job and welfare exemption

Members of the Senate Health and Welfare Committee voted to approve rules that would prevent money earned by working for the U.S. Census Bureau from being counted toward income eligibility limits for two social welfare programs.

A Idaho Department of Health and Welfare (DHW) official says the exemption allows low-income residents to better their financial situations and keep welfare benefits. Rosie Andueza, program administrator for DHW, said that the department wants to encourage anyone on financial aid programs to take whatever work they can find.

”We knew these jobs were truly temporary in nature,” said Andueza.

The jobs with the census typically last 10-12 weeks and pay around $11 an hour.

It’s possible exemptions might be coming for other programs. Senators approved them for the federally-funded food stamps program, as well at the state-funded Temporary Assistance for Families in Idaho (TAFI), which provides temporary cash assistance to families in need.

Sen. Vick said that income from other temporary jobs in the private sector is counted as income toward limits.

“I think that’s inappropriate to make an exception for that one job,” said Vick.[1]

Elections

2012

See also: Idaho State Senate elections, 2012

Vick won re-election in the 2012 election for Idaho State Senate District 2. Vick defeated Mike Jorgenson in the Republican primary on May 15 and defeated Shirley McFaddan (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[2][3][4]

Idaho State Senate, District 2, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngSteve Vick Incumbent 69% 14,871
     Democratic Shirley McFaddan 31% 6,688
Total Votes 21,559


Idaho State Senate District 2 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngSteve Vick 61.8% 3,487
Mike Jorgenson 38.2% 2,159
Total Votes 5,646

2010

See also: Idaho State Senate elections, 2010

On May 25, 2010, Vick defeated incumbent Mike Jorgenson in a Republican primary by a margin of 3,132-2,132.[5] Jorgenson was seeking his fourth term.[6] Vick ran unopposed in the general election on November 2, 2010.[7]

Idaho State Senate, District 1
2010 General election results
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Steve Vick (R) 12,309 100.0%

Campaign donors

2012

Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.

2010

In 2010, Vick received $15,093 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[8]

Idaho State Senate 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Steve Vick's campaign in 2010
Vick, Steven$2,000
Idaho Farm Bureau$1,500
Agriculture & Natural Resources Industry$1,000
Avista Corp$1,000
Winning For Idaho$500
Total Raised in 2010 $15,093

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Personal

Vick and his wife Cheryl have four children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Joyce Broadsword (R)
Idaho State Senate District 2
2012–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
Mike Jorgenson
Idaho State Senate District 3
2010–2012
Succeeded by
Robert Nonini (R)