Scott Bedke

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Scott Bedke
41st Speaker of the Idaho House of Representatives
Assumed office
December 5, 2012
Preceded by Lawerence Denney
Member of the Idaho House of Representatives
from District 27 Seat A
Assumed office
December 1, 2002
Preceded by Todd Hammond
Member of the Idaho House of Representatives
from District 25 Seat A
In office
January 3, 2001 – December 1, 2002
Preceded by Jim Kempton
Succeeded by Wendy Jaquet
Personal details
Born (1958-04-27) April 27, 1958 (age 58)
Twin Falls, Idaho, U.S.
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Sarah
Alma mater Brigham Young University, Utah
Religion Mormonism
Website Official website

Scott Conrad Bedke (born April 27, 1958 in Twin Falls, Idaho) is an American politician and a member of the Idaho House of Representatives representing District 27 in the A seat since 2001.[1]

In December 2012 Bedke defeated fellow Republican Lawerence Denney to become Speaker of the Idaho House of Representatives.[2]

Early life, education, and career[edit]

Bedke graduated from Oakley High School in 1976 and from Brigham Young University with Bachelor of Science in Finance. He served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from 1977-1979 in Italy.

Idaho House of Representatives[edit]

When long-time legislator Jim Kempton resigned his seat for an appointment to the Northwest Power and Conservation Council, Legislative District 25 Central Committee met to fill the vacancy in House Seat A, sending three names in order of preference to Governor Dirk Kempthorne: Bedke, Garry Turner of Burley, and ODeen Redman of Albion. Governor Kempthore appointed Bedke to serve the remainder of Kempton's term.

After redistricting in 2002, Bedke sought reelection and was challenged in the Republican primary by Tim Willie, of Malad City, and in the general election by Dan Ralphs, of Rockland both of whom he defeated. Bedke was challenged in the 2004 Republican primary by Wayne Bagwell, then of Declo, whom he also defeated, and has run unopposed in every election since.

Committee assignments[edit]

As Speaker of the House, Bedke does not have committee assignments. In the past he has served on the Education Committee from 2001-2002, Joint Finance-Appropriations Committee from 2002-2006, Resources and Conservation Committee from 2002-2012, Revenue and Taxation Committee from 2006-2012, Transportation and Defense Committee from 2001-2012, and Ways and Mean Committee from 2006-2012.

Elections[edit]

District 27 House Seat A - Cassia, Oneida, and Power Counties and part of Bingham County
Year Candidate Votes Pct Candidate Votes Pct
2002 Primary[3] Scott Bedke (incumbent) 3,804 73.2% Tim Willie 3,804 26.8%
2002 General[4] Scott Bedke (incumbent) 6,768 65.8% Dan Ralphs 3,521 34.2%
2004 Primary[5] Scott Bedke (incumbent) 3,188 67.36% Wayne Bagwell 1,545 32.64%
2004 General[6] Scott Bedke (incumbent) 11,215 100%
2006 Primary[7] Scott Bedke (incumbent) 4,528 100%
2006 General[8] Scott Bedke (incumbent) 8,801 100%
2008 Primary[9] Scott Bedke (incumbent) 4,393 100%
2008 General[10] Scott Bedke (incumbent) 11,736 100%
2010 Primary[11] Scott Bedke (incumbent) 5,363 100%
2010 General[12] Scott Bedke (incumbent) 8,801 100%
District 27 House Seat A - Cassia and Minidoka Counties.
Year Candidate Votes Pct Candidate Votes Pct
2012 Primary[13] Scott Bedke (incumbent) 5,924 100%
2012 General[14] Scott Bedke (incumbent) 13,197 100%
2014 Primary[15] Scott Bedke (incumbent) 4,964 100%
2014 General[16] Scott Bedke (incumbent) 8,748 100%
2016 Primary[17] Scott Bedke (incumbent) 4,631 100%
2016 General[18] Scott Bedke (incumbent) 13,181 100%

Personal life[edit]

Bedke is married and has four children and four grandchildren.[19] Bedke grew up in Oakley, Idaho.[20]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Dell Raybould's Biography". Project Vote Smart. Retrieved December 9, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Idaho House Republicans oust Speaker Denney in a rare coup for a tradition-bound body". Idaho Statesman. December 6, 2012. Retrieved December 6, 2012. 
  3. ^ Cenarrusa, Pete. "May 28, 2002 Primary Election Results: Legislative Totals". Boise, Idaho: Secretary of State of Idaho. Retrieved May 20, 2016. 
  4. ^ Cenarrusa, Pete. "November 5, 2002 General Election Results: Legislative Totals". Boise, Idaho: Secretary of State of Idaho. Retrieved May 20, 2016. 
  5. ^ Ysursa, Ben. "May 25, 2004 Primary Election Results: Legislative Totals". Boise, Idaho: Secretary of State of Idaho. Retrieved May 20, 2016. 
  6. ^ Ysursa, Ben. "November 2, 2004 General Election Results: Legislative Totals". Boise, Idaho: Secretary of State of Idaho. Retrieved May 20, 2016. 
  7. ^ Ysursa, Ben. "May 23, 2006 Primary Election Results: Legislative Totals". Boise, Idaho: Secretary of State of Idaho. Retrieved May 20, 2016. 
  8. ^ Ysursa, Ben. "November 7, 2006 General Election Results: Legislative Totals". Boise, Idaho: Secretary of State of Idaho. Retrieved May 20, 2016. 
  9. ^ Ysursa, Ben. "May 27, 2008 Primary Election Results: Legislative Totals". Boise, Idaho: Secretary of State of Idaho. Retrieved May 20, 2016. 
  10. ^ Ysursa, Ben. "November 4, 2008 General Election Results: Legislative Totals". Boise, Idaho: Secretary of State of Idaho. Retrieved May 20, 2016. 
  11. ^ Ysursa, Ben. "May 25, 2010 Primary Election Results: Legislative Totals". Boise, Idaho: Secretary of State of Idaho. Retrieved May 20, 2016. 
  12. ^ Ysursa, Ben. "November 2, 2010 General Election Results: Legislative Totals". Boise, Idaho: Secretary of State of Idaho. Retrieved May 20, 2016. 
  13. ^ Ysursa, Ben. "May 15, 2012 Primary Election Results: Legislative Totals". Boise, Idaho: Secretary of State of Idaho. Retrieved May 20, 2016. 
  14. ^ Ysursa, Ben. "November 6, 2012 General Election Results: Legislative Totals". Boise, Idaho: Secretary of State of Idaho. Retrieved May 20, 2016. 
  15. ^ Ysursa, Ben. "May 20, 2014 General Election Results: Legislative Totals". Boise, Idaho: Secretary of State of Idaho. Retrieved May 20, 2016. 
  16. ^ Ysursa, Ben. "November 4, 2014 General Election Results: Legislative Totals". Boise, Idaho: Secretary of State of Idaho. Retrieved May 20, 2016. 
  17. ^ Denney, Lawerence. "May 17, 2016 Primary Election Results: Legislative Totals". Boise, Idaho: Secretary of State of Idaho. Retrieved January 10, 2017. 
  18. ^ Denney, Lawerence. "Nov 8, 2016 General Election Results: Legislative Totals". Boise, Idaho: Secretary of State of Idaho. Retrieved January 10, 2017. 
  19. ^ http://legislature.idaho.gov/house/membershipSingle.cfm?ID=5
  20. ^ Davlin, Melissa Mr. Speaker: Scott Bedke Reflects on Legislative Session Magicvalley.com

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