M 2012 Idaho General Election

State Representative, Pos. A, Idaho Legislative District 4

About this race

Three candidates are vying for this House seat, which became open after four-term GOP Rep. Marge Chadderdon announced her retirement.

Luke Malek is an up-and-coming Republican whom Chadderdon endorsed; he won a two-way GOP primary with 65 percent of the vote, but his GOP opponent did little campaigning. Janet Callen, the Democratic candidate, says she was motivated to run by this year’s legislative session. “I did not like their actions against women,” she said.

Constitution Party candidate Ray Writz is making his third run for the Legislature.

Idaho legislators are paid $16,116 per year.

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

CandidateVotesPct
Luke Malek (R) 10,406 57.54%
Ray Writz (C) 680 3.76%

* 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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