State Representative (ID-5, Seat 1)
Employer / Organization
Nov 03, 2020
Feb 24, 2020 - Mar 13, 2020
Made up of 70 members, the Idaho State Senate is the lowerchamber in the Idaho State Legislature. Each member represents a district of about 22,394 residents, serving two year terms not subject to term limits. There are 14 standing House committees that range from Agricultural Affairs to Transporation. Primary responsibilities of a Representative include: enacting laws, overseeing programs enacted by the executive branch, holding hearings on policies, allocating funds to pay for the daily workings of the state, and redistricting in collaboration with other Representatives and the Senate. While most Idaho Representatives typically hold jobs outside of the legislature, Representatives still receive a yearly salary of $16,684.
Application Guidelines1) Contact the Idaho Secretary of State Elections Division in order to confirm that your registered address qualifies you for the position you intend to run for and to confirm that you meet other office specific qualifications. Obtain the appropriate Candidate Filing Forms. 2) Complete the Candidate Filing Forms including campaign finance forms. If you plan to run as an independent candidate, you must collect a specified amount of signatures to be placed on the ballot. For U.S. representative 500 signatures must be collected, whereas State Senator or State Representative candidates must collect 50 signatures. If you plan to run as a party candidate, you may either pay a fee or collect the amount of stipulated signatures above in lieu of the filing fee. 3) Submit these documents during the filing window to the Idaho Secretary of State Elections Division in order to appear on the ballot. For partisan candidates, the next election will be the May primary (held on the 3rd Tuesday of May). For independent candidates the next election will be the November general. However, the filing window applies to all candidates and runs from the 12th Monday before the primary election until the 10th Friday before the primary election. In 2016, the filing window is frun February 29th to March 11th and the primary will be held on May 17th. More information about this process can be found here: http://www.sos.idaho.gov/elect/. If you have any questions please contact the Idaho Secretary of State Elections Division, which also serves as the point of contact, by phone at (208) 334-2852.
Submit application to:
Idaho Secretary of State's Office, 700 W Jefferson, Boise, ID, 83702, US