M 2012 Idaho General Election

State Representative, Pos. A, Idaho Legislative District 3

About this race

This seat, formerly held by four-term GOP Rep. Bob Nonini, is up for grabs this year, and there’s a stark contrast between the two candidates vying for it.

Republican Ron Mendive says, “I think the time has come for states to stand up for states’ rights.” Mendive sees “a plan to lock people out of the woods and lock the resources in” in local Forest Service land management planning, among other threats.

Democratic candidate David Larsen calls himself a “radical moderate,” and makes education and compromise his top issues. “While good ideas come from both sides of the aisle, we need to recognize that the middle connects the two sides,” he said.

Idaho legislators are paid $16,116 per year.

Last updated: Nov. 7, 5:30 p.m. Election results

CandidateVotesPct
Ron Mendive (R) 11,846 67.89%
David Larsen (D) 5,602 32.11%

* 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.

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