Idaho state Rep. Frank Henderson, R-Post Falls, who was appointed chairman of the House Business Committee a day after he celebrated his 90th birthday, is excited about his new role. “The composition of the whole committee includes a number of experienced legislators, so I think… Read more
State Representative, Pos. B, Idaho Legislative District 3
About this race
Incumbent Republican state Rep. Frank Henderson’s bid for a fifth term is being challenged by Democrat Ronald K. Johnson, a retired airline pilot and first-time candidate who says it’s “not good for the state to have just the one-party government.”
Henderson also is a former Kootenai County commissioner, former Post Falls mayor and retired newspaper publisher. “I’m an experienced legislator, I’m experienced in local government, and I’m experienced in budgeting,” Henderson said.
Johnson says he wants to provide voters a choice. He’s also part of a rare husband-wife ticket in District 3; his wife, Kristy, is the Democratic candidate for the district’s Senate seat.
Idaho legislators are paid $16,116 per year.
Last updated: Nov. 7, 5:30 p.m. Election results
|Frank Henderson (R)||12,261||70.14%|
|Ronald Johnson (D)||5,220||29.86%|
* Race percentages are calculated with data from the Secretary of State's Office, which omits write-in votes from its calculations when there are too few to affect the outcome. The Spokane County Auditor's Office may have slightly different percentages than are reflected here because its figures include any write-in votes.
BOISE – Idaho state Rep. Frank Henderson, R-Post Falls, who was appointed chairman of the House Business Committee a day after he celebrated his 90th birthday, is excited about his new role. “The composition of the whole committee includes a number of experienced legislators, so I think, if I can give it effective leadership, that it’s going to be a very productive committee,” Henderson said. Read more
Idaho’s oldest lawmaker turned 90 today; Rep. Frank Henderson, R-Post Falls, is spending his birthday participating in the Legislature’s organizational session and working on economic development issues. “It’s spectacular,” Henderson said. “Sixth of December, 1922. My parents said they gave me some durable genes, and… Read more
For the last two elections, one North Idaho legislative district saw few contested races, as popular incumbents were repeatedly re-elected. This year is different, with fourth-term Republican Rep. Frank Henderson facing a challenge in the May 15 primary, and two newcomers facing off for the open seat that Rep. Bob Nonini is leaving to run for the state Senate. “Had I not run … we would have given an incumbent his third straight term without opposition, and I find that to be un-American,” said Jack Schroeder, 73, Henderson’s primary challenger. “At least they know there’s another alternative, and there’s another person who’s willing to go out there and fight for what he thinks is right, just like Frank has done for all these years.” Read more
The dance card is filling for the Legislative District 3, with Jack Schroeder of Post Falls, tossing his hat into the GOPrimary HD3B race against incumbent Republican Frank Henderson of Post Falls. Earlier today, Ron Mendive of Coeur d’Alene joined Red Meckel of Rathdrum and… Read more
BOISE – Idaho’s three community colleges strongly oppose legislation that would expand their boards of directors and impose new residency rules on the additional members. After hearing from representatives of the colleges Thursday, the House Education Committee killed the bill on an 11-6 vote. Read more
Update: House committee kills bill to change community college boards/Betsy Russell, EOB HB 411, a proposal from Rep. Frank Henderson, R-Post Falls, to expand the boards of all three of Idaho’s community colleges from five to seven members and impose specific residency requirements on the… Read more
Idaho Rep. Frank Henderson, who at 89 is the oldest member of the Idaho Legislature, is pushing legislation this year he says will directly create dozens of jobs statewide; on Wednesday, his bill unanimously passed the House. Henderson meant it a year ago when he… Read more
Rep. Frank Henderson meant it a year ago when he decided to give up his coveted seat on the Legislature’s budget committee to focus more on economic development. The Post Falls Republican sponsored legislation that passed the House unanimously yesterday that he says will directly… Read more
BOISE – Idaho Rep. Frank Henderson, who at 89 is the oldest member of the Idaho Legislature, is pushing legislation this year he says will directly create dozens of jobs statewide; on Wednesday, his bill unanimously passed the House. Henderson meant it a year ago when he decided to give up his coveted seat on the Legislature’s budget committee to focus more on economic development. Read more