Gayle Batt

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Gayle Batt
Member of the Idaho House of Representatives
from District 11 Seat A
In office
December 1, 2012 – December 1, 2016
Preceded bySteven Thayn
Succeeded byScott Syme
Member of the Idaho House of Representatives
from District 10 Seat A
In office
November 2011 – December 1, 2012
Preceded byPat Takasugi
Succeeded byBrandon Hixon
Personal details
BornNampa, Idaho
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Roger Batt
ResidenceWilder, Idaho
Alma materOregon State University

Gayle L. Batt (born in Nampa, Idaho) was a Republican Idaho State Representative representing District 11 in the A seat from 2012 to 2016 and District 10 Seat A from November 2011 to December 2012.


Batt earned her bachelor's degree in agricultural business management from Oregon State University.[3]

Appointment and Elections[edit]


While Republican Representative Pat Takasugi was battling cancer in 2011, Batt was his requested replacement in the legislature; after his death, Governor Butch Otter appointed Batt to the seat.[4]


Redistricted to District 11, Batt ran for its A seat in the Republican primary election, winning with 66% of the vote against Greg Collett.[5]

Batt was unopposed for the general election.[6]


Batt was unopposed in the Republican primary[7] and the general election.[8]

In September 2015 she announced that she would not be running for re-election saying ""I came to the legislature in 2011 to 'do,' not to 'become.' As an advocate of term limits, I set a personal limit of six years' service. My voting record is clear; the votes that I cast were not made for the purpose of getting re-elected. I believe only when one is free from self-preservation are they truly free to serve others, I look forward to serving out the remainder of my term which expires in November 2016."[9][10]


She and her husband Roger serves has campaign co-chairs for Congressman Raúl Labrador Idaho gubernatorial election, 2018 run.[11]


  1. ^ "House Membership: Gayle L. Batt". Boise, Idaho: Idaho Legislature. Retrieved July 6, 2012.
  2. ^ "Representative Gayle L. Batt's Biography". Project Vote Smart. Retrieved July 6, 2012.
  3. ^ "Representative Gayle L. Batt's Biography". Retrieved 10 January 2013.
  4. ^ Otter, Butch (November 18, 2011). "Gayle Batt Appointed to Idaho House of Representatives". Governor of Idaho. Retrieved July 6, 2013.
  5. ^ "2012 Primary Results legislative". Retrieved 2017-05-28.
  6. ^ "2012 General Results Legislative". Retrieved 2017-05-28.
  7. ^ "Legislative Totals". Retrieved 2017-04-23.
  8. ^ "Legislative Totals". Retrieved 2017-04-23.
  9. ^, By ALX GEORGE. "Rep. Gayle Batt stays true to her country roots in Idaho Legislature". Idaho Press-Tribune. Retrieved 2017-04-23.
  10. ^ "Canyon County Rep. Gayle Batt will not seek re-election". idahostatesman. Retrieved 2017-04-23.
  11. ^ "Eye on Boise: Candidates for Idaho governor hit the campaign trail early". Retrieved 2017-05-28.

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