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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

Reagan Republicans say they’ll file their own liquor privatization initiative

The “Idaho Federation of Reagan Republicans,” an expanded version of the Kootenai County Reagan Republicans group that’s intending to go statewide, announced today that it plans to submit its own proposed initiative to privatize liquor sales in Idaho, separate from an effort that’s been in…


GOP offers its own conflicting legal opinion; redistricting commissioners say they’ll fight to stay…

Idaho House Speaker Lawerence Denney and state GOP Chairman Norm Semanko have now submitted their own legal opinion, written by attorney Christ Troupis, contradicting the Idaho Attorney General’s opinion finding that they can’t remove their appointees to the citizen redistricting commission. “The legal opinion provided…


Denney, Semanko say they’re replacing Crow, Hansen on redistricting commission

The Idaho Republican Party just sent out this news release, despite an Idaho Attorney General’s opinion issued last week saying there’s no legal way to remove redistricting commissioners: Chairman Semanko and Speaker Denney to Appoint New Redistricting Commissioners Tuesday Boise, Idaho – The Idaho Republican…


Three longtime District 1 incumbents draw tea party challengers

A trio of tea party sympathizers is challenging three longtime GOP incumbents in North Idaho’s legislative District 1, as Idaho gears up for its first-ever closed Republican primary this year. Pam Stout, president of the area’s Tea Party Patriots group, is challenging Rep. George Eskridge,…


Eye on Boise: Medicaid cuts’ impact coming clear

BOISE – Idaho’s former state chief economist Mike Ferguson estimates that the $35 million in state funds cut from Medicaid this year – which with federal matching funds adds up to $100 million – had a direct impact of eliminating about 2,000 jobs in Idaho. “Those dollars are no longer circulating in the economy,” he said. For economic impact, he said, “You can probably effectively double that. So basically we’ve taken probably somewhere equivalent to 4,000 jobs out by making those cuts.”


Tea partyers to challenge 3 veteran Idaho GOP legislators

BOISE – A trio of tea party sympathizers is challenging three longtime GOP incumbents in North Idaho’s legislative District 1, as Idaho gears up for its first closed Republican primary this year. Pam Stout, president of the area’s Tea Party Patriots group, is challenging state Rep. George Eskridge, R-Dover, who’s seeking a seventh term in the state House. She’s made a splash with her tea party involvement in the past two years, appearing on the David Letterman show and being interviewed by the New York Times, though this is her first run for office.


Denney, Semanko both lean on their redistricting appointees to quit

In addition to House Speaker Lawerence Denney wanting to fire GOP redistricting commission Co-Chairwoman Dolores Crow, Idaho Republican Party Chairman Norm Semanko also has been trying to oust his appointee to the bipartisan citizen commission, Randy Hansen of Twin Falls, reports AP reporter John Miller,…


Attorney General: Redistricting commissioners can’t be fired

Redistricting commissioners can’t be removed by those who appointed them, according to an Idaho Attorney General’s opinion issued today in response to an inquiry from Idaho Secretary of State Ben Ysursa. “No mechanism exists for the removal of a Commissioner once appointed,” Deputy Attorney General…


AP: Denney wants to fire Crow from redistricting commission

Here’s a news item from the Associated Press: BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Republican House Speaker Lawerence Denney may fire his appointee to Idaho’s redistricting commission, former GOP state Rep. Dolores Crow, because party members don’t think she protected their interests. That’s after Idaho Supreme Court…


Redistricting Commission sets meetings next Thursday, Friday

Idaho’s citizen redistricting commission has set public meetings for two days next week: Thursday Jan. 26 at 9 a.m., and Friday Jan. 27 at 9 a.m. The group will convene in Room C110 of the state Capitol; it’s been ordered back to work by the…





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