Chuck Winder
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41st President pro tempore of the Idaho Senate
Assumed office
2020
Preceded byBrent Hill
Majority Leader of the Idaho Senate
In office
2017–2020
Preceded byBart Davis
Succeeded byKelly Anthon
Member of the Idaho Senate
Assumed office
December 1, 2008
Preceded byStan Bastian
Constituency14th district (2008–2012)
20th district (2012–present)
Personal details
BornOntario, Oregon, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Dianne Winder
EducationCollege of Idaho (BA)

Chuck Winder is a Republican member of the Idaho Senate. He serves as the president pro tempore of the Idaho Senate and previously served as the majority leader. He is married to Dianne Winder; the couple has two children.[1][2]

Early life, education, and career[edit]

Winder joined the United States Navy where he served for four years on active duty as a naval aviator and for eight years on inactive reserve. He received a bachelor's degree in political science and pre-law from the College of Idaho.[3]

Winder is a commercial real estate brokerage.[4]

Political career[edit]

He ran for the Republican nomination in 1994 for Governor of Idaho losing with 13.5% of the vote.[5]

He is a former member of the Ada County Highway District Commission. He previously served on both the Boise City Design Review Committee and the Boise Planning and Zoning Commission.[1]

In 2003, Winder ran for mayor of Boise, Idaho, but lost to David H. Bieter.[6]

From 2005 through 2008, Winder was a co-chair of the Treasure Valley's Coalition for Regional Public Transportation.[7] In 2008, the coalition merged with the statewide Moving Idaho Forward organization.[8][9]

Winder serves as the president pro tempore of the Idaho Senate, and previously served as majority leader.[10][11]

District 14 Senate - Part of Ada County
Year Candidate Votes Pct Candidate Votes Pct Candidate Votes Pct Candidate Votes Pct
2008 Primary[12] Chuck Winder 2,715 42.7% Stan Bastian (incumbent) 2,076 32.6% Saundra McDavid 1,327 20.8% Henry Kulczyk 247 3.9%
2008 General[13] Chuck Winder 27,253 100%
2010 Primary[14] Chuck Winder (incumbent) 6,762 100%
2010 General[15] Chuck Winder (incumbent) 20,674 100%
District 20 Senate - Part of Ada County
Year Candidate Votes Pct Candidate Votes Pct
2012 Primary[16] Chuck Winder (incumbent) 2,290 55.5%
2012 General[17] Chuck Winder (incumbent) 12,303 68.4% James Mace 5,695 31.6%
2014 Primary[18] Chuck Winder (incumbent) 2,642 100%
2014 General[19] Chuck Winder (incumbent) 10,155 100%
2016 Primary[20] Chuck Winder (incumbent) 2,000 100%
2016 General[21] Chuck Winder (incumbent) 13,787 67.9% Bill Rutherford 6,525 32.1%

In the Republican Party presidential primaries, 2012 Winder supported Mitt Romney.[22]

Organizations[23][edit]

  • Lifetime member of United States Navy League
  • Vice President of Ore-Ida Council, Boy Scouts of America, 4 years
  • Boise Metro Economic Development Council
  • Children's Home Society of Idaho.
  • Junior Achievement of Idaho (former president)
  • Co-chairman Treasure Valley Transit Coalition
  • Board of Directors Jeker Family Trust
  • Board of Directors Children's Home Society of Idaho
  • Boise Chamber of Commerce
  • Valley Initiative for Prosperity
  • Co-founder and initial President, Joint School District #2, Education Foundation
  • Idaho Coordinator for the National Prayer Breakfast
  • Chairman of the Idaho Transportation Board, 11 years
  • Co-chairman of the Governor's Blue Ribbon Task Force
  • Trustee at Albertson's College of Idaho, 12 years
  • Bible Study Fellowship (Boise Evening Men's), 20+ years
  • Boise City Planning & Zoning Commission, 3 years
  • Boise City Design & Review Committee, 4 years
  • Ada County Highway District Commission, 12.5 years
  • Ada Planning Association, 12.5 years

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Senator Chuck Winder's Biography". Project Vote Smart. Retrieved August 24, 2012.
  2. ^ "Senate Membership". Idaho Legislature. Archived from the original on June 13, 2016. Retrieved August 24, 2012.
  3. ^ "Chuck". Archived from the original on April 2, 2017. Retrieved April 1, 2017.
  4. ^ "Chuck Winder". Chuck Winder. Retrieved April 1, 2017.
  5. ^ "1994 Primary Election Results". sos.idaho.gov. Retrieved May 2, 2017.
  6. ^ Hem, Brad (November 5, 2003). "Election results for the most part make new runoff rule moot". The Idaho Statesman. Mayoral candidate Chuck Winder spent about $250,000 on this year's election -- more than his three opponents combined.
  7. ^ "A New Name and Direction". Valley Regional Transit. Archived from the original on June 10, 2012. Retrieved August 24, 2012.
  8. ^ "Transportation coalition adopts new name". Idaho Business Review. January 24, 2008. Retrieved August 24, 2012.
  9. ^ "Senate Committees". Idaho Legislature. Archived from the original on October 8, 2012. Retrieved August 24, 2012.
  10. ^ "Senator Chuck Winder (R)". Idaho Legislature. Archived from the original on September 15, 2019. Retrieved November 19, 2020.
  11. ^ Betsy, Posted by. "Retiring Idaho Senate president pro-tem reflects on his career..." Idaho Press. Retrieved November 20, 2020.
  12. ^ Ysursa, Ben. "May 27, 2008 Primary Election Results: Legislative Totals". Boise, Idaho: Secretary of State of Idaho. Archived from the original on May 1, 2012. Retrieved March 25, 2017.
  13. ^ Ysursa, Ben. "November 4, 2008 General Election Results: Legislative Totals". Boise, Idaho: Secretary of State of Idaho. Archived from the original on June 16, 2012. Retrieved March 25, 2017.
  14. ^ Ysursa, Ben. "May 25, 2010 Primary Election Results: Legislative Totals". Boise, Idaho: Secretary of State of Idaho. Archived from the original on May 22, 2012. Retrieved March 25, 2017.
  15. ^ Ysursa, Ben. "November 2, 2010 General Election Results: Legislative Totals". Boise, Idaho: Secretary of State of Idaho. Archived from the original on May 1, 2012. Retrieved March 25, 2017.
  16. ^ Ysursa, Ben. "May 15, 2012 Primary Election Results: Legislative Totals". Boise, Idaho: Secretary of State of Idaho. Archived from the original on November 19, 2012. Retrieved March 24, 2017.
  17. ^ Ysursa, Ben. "November 6, 2012 General Election Results: Legislative Totals". Boise, Idaho: Secretary of State of Idaho. Archived from the original on June 15, 2016. Retrieved March 24, 2017.
  18. ^ Ysursa, Ben. "May 20, 2014 General Election Results: Legislative Totals". Boise, Idaho: Secretary of State of Idaho. Archived from the original on November 8, 2014. Retrieved March 24, 2017.
  19. ^ Ysursa, Ben. "November 4, 2014 General Election Results: Legislative Totals". Boise, Idaho: Secretary of State of Idaho. Archived from the original on December 20, 2016. Retrieved March 24, 2017.
  20. ^ Denney, Lawerence. "May 17, 2016 Primary Election Results: Legislative Totals". Boise, Idaho: Secretary of State of Idaho. Archived from the original on December 20, 2016. Retrieved March 24, 2017.
  21. ^ Denney, Lawerence. "Nov 8, 2016 General Election Results: Legislative Totals". Boise, Idaho: Secretary of State of Idaho. Archived from the original on December 21, 2016. Retrieved March 24, 2017.
  22. ^ "Feb. 8, 2012 - Mitt Romney Announces Support of Additional Idaho Elected Officials". www.p2012.org. Retrieved April 3, 2017.
  23. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on April 2, 2017. Retrieved April 1, 2017.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

External links[edit]

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