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Kathleen Sims

A candidate for State Representative, Pos. B, Idaho Legislative District 4 in the 2012 Idaho General Election

Party: Republican

City: Coeur d’Alene, Idaho

Occupation: Owns car dealership

Owner of the Coeur d’Alene Honda dealership and a former county Republican Party chair, Sims is seeking a fourth term in the House. She earlier served a term in the Senate after being appointed, but lost to then-Sen. John Goedde, R-Coeur d’Alene, when redistricting pushed the two Republicans into the same district as she sought re-election. A critic of urban renewal laws and of the local redevelopment agency, she is vice chair of the House Local Government Committee. Sims also serves on the Judiciary and State Affairs committees. She is a Rotarian and a board member of the Idaho Auto Dealers. A Spokane native, Sims graduated from North Idaho Junior College in accounting. She served on the Idaho Human Rights Commission; and has two daughters and four grandchildren.


On this race:

Keep government efficient and tax-friendly for businesses. Review land-use planning laws to ensure private property rights aren’t eroded. Support school reforms. Make sure “Idaho sticks to a budget.”

Notable: Incumbent; also served one term in the House after being appointed in 2001. Served on Idaho Human Rights Commission; National Auto Dealers Board of Directors; was Kootenai County GOP chair for eight years. In business for 44 years. Former 4-H motorcycle instructor; still rides a scooter.

Election results

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Kathleen Sims (R) 10,362 56.78%

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