About this race
Conservative Rep. Vito Barbieri, R-Dalton Gardens, is seeking a third term in this heavily Republican district; he faces Democratic challenger Cheryl Stransky, in a rematch; he defeated her with almost two-thirds of the vote in 2012.
State Representative, Seat A, Idaho Legislative District 2
|Vito Barbieri (R)||9,440||65.93%|
|Cheryl Stransky (D)||4,878||34.07%|
* 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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