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Luke Malek

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

Party: Republican

Age: 36

Education: Graduated from Gonzaga Prep High School, 2000. Earned bachelor’s degree in political science from the College of Idaho and law degree from the University of Idaho.

Political background: Incumbent, elected to Idaho House in 2012 and 2014. Served as North Idaho regional director for then-Lt. Gov. Jim Risch, and then in the same position when Risch was governor. Interned for Idaho Sens. Larry Craig and Mike Crapo.

Work experience: Served as executive director of the Post Falls Urban Renewal Agency. Worked for three years for the Kootenai County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office.Was in-house counsel for Heritage Health for two years, then formed Smith-Malek law firm. Continues to serve as general counsel for Heritage Health. Also serves on the McClure Center board for the University of Idaho, and on the Court-Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) board for the 1st Judicial District. Co-founded the Kootenai County Young Professionals organization.

Family: Married. Has no children.

On this race:

“Every decision I make, I’m going to run through my philosophical lens of … should government be involved in this, or is this better left to individuals?” Says jobs will be his main focus. Supports “Students Come First” school reforms.

Notable: Former Kootenai County deputy prosecutor; former communications director, Dirne Community Health Center; North Idaho regional director for then-Gov. Jim Risch; former executive director, Post Falls Urban Renewal Agency. Helped found the Kootenai County Young Professionals in 2007.

Election results

Candidate Votes Pct
Luke Malek (R) 10,406 57.54 %
Ray J. Writz (C) 680 3.76 %

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