State Senator (ID-16)

Employer / Organization

Idaho State Senate District 16

Next Election

May 15, 2018

Filing Window

Feb 26, 2018 - Mar 09, 2018

Description

Made up of 35 members, the Idaho State Senate is the upper chamber in the Idaho State Legislature. Each member represents a district of about 44,788 residents, serving two year terms not subject to term limits. There are 10 standing senate committees that range from Agricultural Affairs to Transporation. Primary responsibilities of a senator include: developing budget packages, making taxation decisions, passing legislation, allocating spending, and redistricting in collaboration with other senators and the house of representatives. While most Idaho Senators typically hold jobs outside of the legislature, Senators still receive a yearly salary of $16,684.

Application Guidelines
1) 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