M 2012 Idaho General Election

State Representative, Pos. B, Idaho Legislative District 4

About this race

Idaho state Rep. Kathy Sims, a local car dealer and former county GOP chair, was a high-profile advocate of this year’s failed Coeur d’Alene City Council recall attempt and has been a leading critic of the state’s urban renewal laws and of the local redevelopment agency.

As she seeks a second term in the House this year, she’s being challenged by Anne Nesse, a Democrat and first-time candidate who’s a retired teacher and nurse, and who promises a more “positive” approach.

Idaho legislators are paid $16,116 per year.

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

CandidateVotesPct
Kathleen Sims (R) 10,362 56.78%
Anne Nesse (D) 7,886 43.22%

* 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.