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M 2011 Idaho General Election

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*Blue represents leader

Council Seat 1

520
Candidate Pct
Loren “Ron” Edinger 71.94%
Adam Graves 28.06%

Council Seat 5

528
Candidate Pct
Steve Adams 56.13%
John Bruning 33.29%
Amber Copeland 10.58%

Council Seat 1

529
Candidate Pct
Kerri Thoreson 59.40%
Joe Bodman 27.85%
Jim Edgington 12.75%

Council Seat 3

530
Candidate Pct
Joe Malloy 69.81%
Scott Grant 30.19%

Council Seat 5

531
Candidate Pct
Skip Hissong 60.87%
Barry Rubin 39.13%

City Council

533
Candidate Pct
Tim Timmins 61.06%
Kris LaMarr 38.94%

Hayden Mayor

532
Candidate Pct
Ronald McIntire 64.81%
Nancy (Taylor) Lowery 35.19%


Latest news

Legislative districts in Idaho will ‘have to be substantially changed’ this year

Idaho’s current legislative districts will “have to be substantially changed” this year, BSU political scientist Gary Moncrief told the redistricting commission this morning, whose job it is to draw those new district lines. That’s because the ideal district size, should Idaho stick with 35 legislative…


When a third could elect a majority…

Before U.S. Supreme Court decisions in the early 1960s required states to divide their legislative districts by population, rather than just by county lines, most states had districts that allowed just a small minority of the state’s population to elect a majority of the state…


Watch it live…

Today’s Idaho redistricting commission meeting is being streamed live on the Internet, as is tonight’s public hearing, which begins at 7 p.m. in the Capitol Auditorium; to listen and watch live, click here. After electing its co-chairs this morning, the commission is now hearing an…


Two Pocatello reps elected co-chairs of new redistricting commission

Former state Sen. Evan Frasure of Pocatello, and former state Rep. Allen Andersen, also of Pocatello, have been elected the co-chairmen of the citizen redistricting commission; Frasure is a Republican and Andersen a Democrat. Rathdrum GOP Commissioner Lorna Finma nominated Frasure as the GOP co-chair,…


Redistricting commissioners take office; ‘the 90 days starts counting today’

Idaho’s Citizen Commission for Reapportionment has convened this morning. “You have an arduous task ahead of you,” Secretary of State Ben Ysursa told the six new commissioners. “I think you’re all up to it. The 90 days starts counting today.” The bipartisan panel has 90…


Regions and redistricting…

Idaho’s bipartisan citizen redistricting commission is gearing up to draw new legislative and congressional district lines, and this time around there’ll be just one North Idaho member: Businesswoman Lorna Finman of Rathdrum, a GOP appointee. Ten years ago, both the Democrats and the Republicans appointed…


Eye on Boise: North Idaho representation on redistricting panel down

BOISE – Idaho’s bipartisan citizen redistricting commission is gearing up to draw new legislative and congressional district lines, and this time around there’ll be just one North Idaho member: businesswoman Lorna Finman, of Rathdrum, a GOP appointee. Ten years ago, both the Democrats and the Republicans appointed Panhandle representatives – Democrat Ray Givens and Republican Dean Haagenson – and they ended up having substantial influence on the result, which must include at least one commissioner voting with members of the other party to get a four-vote majority on the six-member commission.


What happens when you try to put Ada, Canyon in one congressional district…

Idaho political historian, author and pundit Randy Stapilus tried his hand at the new redistricting software, which is publicly available for anyone to use, to draw up a division between Idaho’s two congressional districts that would put all of Ada and Canyon counties, the state’s…


TJR: Idaho’s 3 Political Parties

According to a new statewide survey of Idaho voters, the state now effectively has three political factions – very conservative, very socially conservative folks, very conservative and less socially doctrinaire voters and a shrinking group of Democrats. The three factions – think of them as…


GOP leaders to meet Wed. to mull redistricting commissioner choices

Here’s a news item from the Associated Press: BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Republican leaders meet Wednesday to discuss their picks for the panel that will draw Idaho’s legislative districts for the next decade. House Speaker Lawerence Denney of Midvale plans to meet with Senate President…





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