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M 2012 Idaho General Election

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Council Seat 1

520
CandidatePct
Loren “Ron” Edinger 71.94%
Adam Graves 28.06%

Council Seat 5

528
CandidatePct
Steve Adams 56.13%
John Bruning 33.29%
Amber Copeland 10.58%

Council Seat 1

529
CandidatePct
Kerri Thoreson 59.40%
Joe Bodman 27.85%
Jim Edgington 12.75%

Council Seat 3

530
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Joe Malloy 69.81%
Scott Grant 30.19%

Council Seat 5

531
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Skip Hissong 60.87%
Barry Rubin 39.13%

City Council

533
CandidatePct
Tim Timmins 61.06%
Kris LaMarr 38.94%

Hayden Mayor

532
CandidatePct
Ronald McIntire 64.81%
Nancy (Taylor) Lowery 35.19%


Latest news

IEA chief: ‘Together we can be a model of reform for the nation’

Leaders of the successful campaign to overturn state schools Superintendent Tom Luna’s “Students Come First” school reform laws gathered in front of Boise High School today to talk about what’s next. “This debate has never been about union control of schools,” said Penni Cyr, president…


Luna: ‘I do not believe any Idahoan wants to go back to system we had 2 years ago’

After all three of his “Students Come First” school reform measures were soundly defeated by Idaho voters yesterday, state schools Superintendent Tom Luna issued this statement this morning: “I still believe that Idahoans want better schools through education reform. I still believe that empowering local…


More election results…

Other results from last night, with 99% of the vote counted: SJR 102, county probation services amendment: 74.4% yes, 25.6% no HJR2aa, right to fish, hunt and trap: 73.4% yes, 26.6% no Every incumbent state legislator in districts 1-5 who faced a challenge was re-elected….


All three school reform measures fail

With 93 percent of the vote counted, all three “Students Come First” school reform measures are being soundly defeated. That means the laws passed amid much controversy in 2011 are repealed. Here’s where they stand: Proposition 1: 42.8% yes, 57.2% no Proposition 2: 42.1 percent…


Idaho voters push back on school reform issues

BOISE – Idaho’s dominant Republican establishment appeared headed for a rare rebuke from voters Tuesday, as school reform measures pushed hard by state schools Superintendent Tom Luna and GOP Gov. Butch Otter trailed at the polls throughout the night. The three measures, Propositions 1, 2 and 3, became the hottest election issue in Idaho this year, eclipsing even the presidential race – which was a foregone conclusion for Idaho’s four electoral votes in the heavily GOP state that strongly favored Mitt Romney.


Voters appear to be rejecting school reform referendum measures

Idaho’s dominant Republican establishment appeared headed for a rare rebuke from voters Tuesday, as school-reform measures pushed hard by state schools Superintendent Tom Luna and GOP Gov. Butch Otter trailed at the polls at press time. The three measures, Propositions 1, 2 and 3, became…


Labrador holds big lead in bid for 2nd term; Simpson has 68%

Freshman GOP Congressman Raul Labrador appears headed toward a second term, with a big lead over Democratic challenger Jimmy Farris and two other candidates. With 34 percent of the vote in the 1st Congressional District counted, Labrador had 64 percent to Farris’ 31 percent. Libertarian…


Idaho voters appear to turn down school-reform plan

BOISE - Idaho’s dominant Republican establishment appeared headed for a rare rebuke from voters Tuesday, as school-reform measures pushed hard by state schools Superintendent Tom Luna and GOP Gov. Butch Otter trailed at the polls throughout the night.


With 20% of vote counted, all three school reform measures still trail

With 20 percent of the vote counted, all three school reform referendum measures continue to trail, with Proposition 3, the technology measure, faring the worst, losing 64.1 to 35.9 percent. Here’s the current tally: Proposition 1: 45.3 percent yes, 54.7 percent no Proposition 2: 44.5…


South Dakota voters overwhelmingly reject school reform referendum measure

South Dakota, like Idaho, also had a referendum measure on its ballot regarding teacher contracts; that state’s measure asked voters whether they wanted to keep a law their Legislature passed phasing out tenure and imposing a merit-pay bonus system along with a scholarship program. With…


School reform opponents: ‘An affirmation’

Opponents of the “Students Come First” school reform measures are celebrating at their own election-night party at the Red Lion Downtowner hotel. The early numbers show a win for the opponents. “If we pull this off, it’s going to be an affirmation of what we’ve…


Idaho Dems celebrate, pool beckons…

At the Idaho Democrats’ election-night watch party, the festivities spill into several rooms, including the pool deck at the Boise Hotel & Conference Center, formerly the Holiday Inn. The Dems are celebrating the re-election of President Barack Obama, who’s defeated GOP challenger Mitt Romney. A…


School reform measures trailing in early results

The very first smattering of election results has come in, and with just 9 of 967 precincts reporting, all three “Students Come First” school reform propositions are trailing. The early tally: Proposition 1: 46.1% yes, 53.9% no Proposition 2: 44% yes, 56% no Proposition 3:…


Party faithful gather, await results…

It’s early yet, but folks are gathering at both the Idaho Democratic Party election-night watch party at the Boise Hotel and Conference Center, and at the Riverside Hotel, where the Idaho Republican Party is holding its election-night watch party. Gov. Butch Otter welcomed the shoulder-to-shoulder…


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Idahoans turn out at the polls…

Love this AP photo by Adam Eschbach of the Idaho Press-Tribune, showing Dora Winter of Nampa after an “I Voted” sticker was placed on her forehead at her polling place, Karcher Church of the Nazarene, today. Idahoans are voting in great numbers today, in addition…


Northern Idaho election proceeds after bomb scare

A bomb threat Monday in northern Idaho during a training session for election workers forced them to evacuate a building with 22,000 ballots, but it isn’t adversely affecting Tuesday’s voting, the Bonner County clerk said.


Time to vote…

There was a half-hour wait to vote at my polling place this morning; one guy ahead of me in line gave up and left. A young mom with first-grader in tow waited all the way through the line, only to find out she wasn’t in…


In statewide mock election, Idaho students pick Romney, reject school reform measures

In the fourth Idaho Student Mock Election, high school seniors across the state cast online ballots last week, and today the results are out: The students narrowly picked Mitt Romney for president and backed two state constitutional amendments, but overwhelmingly turned thumbs down on the…


Idahoans riled up and ready to vote, big turnout expected

Idaho voters are riled up and ready to vote, with a contentious school-reform debate reverberating in the state’s airwaves and decisions looming on every seat in the Legislature, key local races, two constitutional amendments, Congress and more. Idaho Secretary of State Ben Ysursa is predicting…


Races
President of the United States
State Representative, Pos. A, Idaho Legislative District 2
State Representative, Pos. B, Idaho Legislative District 2
State Senator, Idaho Legislative District 2
State Representative, Pos. A, Idaho Legislative District 3
State Representative, Pos. B, Idaho Legislative District 3
State Senator, Idaho Legislative District 3
State Representative, Pos. A, Idaho Legislative District 4
State Representative, Pos. B, Idaho Legislative District 4
State Senator, Idaho Legislative District 4
Kootenai County Sheriff, Kootenai County
U.S. Representative
County Commissioner, Dist. 1, Kootenai County
County Commissioner, Dist. 3, Kootenai County
Prosecuting Attorney, Kootenai County
Measures
Proposition 1
Proposition 2
Proposition 3
H.J.R. 2aa - Right to hunt, fish and trap
S.J.R. 102 - Clarifying probation jurisdiction

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