I had the strangest flyer taped to my front window this morning. Maybe someone taped it there Sunday. But I didn’t see it until this morning. It focused on the county and legislative candidates in Coeur d’Alene who did or did not support RecallCDA. No… Read more
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
|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.
Two decades ago, Coeur d’Alene’s delegation to the state Legislature was all-Democrat, like most of the North Idaho Panhandle back then. Now, it’s all-Republican, but District 4, which takes in the city, was the last Panhandle district to send a Democrat to Boise - and… Read more
With fourth-term Republican Rep. Marge Chadderdon of Coeur d’Alene stepping down, the only contested race in the primary for Idaho’s legislative District 4 this year is between the two young Republicans vying for a shot at replacing her. Chadderdon has endorsed Luke Malek, 30, a local attorney and business consultant who rose to prominence in political circles when then-Gov. Jim Risch named him his North Idaho regional director, heading up the state’s first North Idaho governor’s office. Read more
It appears Deputy Prosecutor Luke Malek and Reagan Republicans leader Jeff Ward are having an intense conversation after Malek’s announcement that he will seek retiring Rep. Marge Chadderdon’s House District 4A seat. HucksOnline story here. And: CdA Press story here. Idaho Records/Sherry Adkins, SR Tuesday… Read more
Luke Malek, former North Idaho regional director for then-Gov. Jim Risch and currently a Kootenai County deputy prosecutor, has announced he’s running for the seat being vacated next year by four-term state Rep. Marge Chadderdon, R-Coeur d’Alene; Chadderdon has endorsed Malek, a Republican and Kootenai… Read more
Luke Malek announced today that he will be running for the Idaho State House of Representatives, Legislative District 4A. Luke Malek is a Kootenai County native, and an active member of the community. Malek says his focus will be to usher economic prosperity by limiting… Read more