Arrow-right Camera

The Spokesman-Review Newspaper The Spokesman-Review

Monday, September 23, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
Partly Cloudy Night 54° Partly Cloudy

Election Center

Alan Littlejohn

A candidate for State Representative, Position B, Republican Primary, Idaho Legislative District 2 in the 2016 Idaho Primary, May 17

Party: Republican

City: Athol, Idaho

A retired fire captain from California, Littlejohn is a a tax-cutting, government-shrinking, anti-regulation, anti-vaccination conservative. He's running against a neighbor, Rep. Eric Redman, R-Athol, a Christian conservative whom Littlejohn contends isn't conservative enough. Littlejohn, like Redman, home-schooled his kids. He has been pushing, without success, to get legislation introduced to raise the required passage rate for all school levies in Idaho to a two-thirds supermajority. Littlejohn attempted to get a referendum on the Idaho ballot last year to overturn the 7-cent per gallon gas tax increase and vehicle registration fee increases that lawmakers approved in 2015 to fund road repairs; he gathered just 32 of the 47,432 signatures he needed. Littlejohn said he didn’t oppose the gas tax increase because it’s a user fee, but objected to the registration fee increase because it impacted owners of older vehicles. 

Contact information


Election results

Candidate Votes Pct
Eric Redman (R) 1,579 61.90 %
Alan Littlejohn (R) 972 38.10 %

Details & headlines >>

Competitors

Eric Redman

Republican

Related coverage

Rep. Redman outraises primary opponent

Rep. Eric Redman, R-Athol, has filed his campaign finance report, and it shows he’s raised more than four times as much for his re-election campaign as his GOP primary challenger, Alan Littlejohn. However, though Redman reported receiving $10,550 in contributions between Jan. 1 and May…


Legislative candidate reports donation from North Idaho church

Here’s an oddity: North Idaho legislative candidate Alan Littlejohn’s pre-primary campaign finance report says his campaign got a $100 contribution from “Lordship Church” in Athol. Typically, churches don’t contribute to partisan political campaigns, as it would endanger their tax-free status. But Lordship Church, according to…


Politics heating up in North Idaho; even ultra-conservative District 2 has contested races

Though many still seem unaware of the upcoming May 17 election, politics are heating up in North Idaho, where there are hot local races and a plethora of contested legislative races. Campaign signs festoon the roadways, and there seem to be candidate forums and debates practically every other day. Today, in the first in my series on contested…


Conservative North Idaho legislator faces challenge from the right

In one of Idaho’s most conservative legislative districts, the seat formerly held by tax-protesting state Rep. Phil Hart has been going through some political evolution.


Idaho gas tax referendum misses signature gathering deadline

BOISE – A North Idaho retiree’s push to force voter consideration of a 7-cent gas tax increase approved by the Legislature has fallen far short. Alan Littlejohn of Athol needed to gather 47,432 signatures by Tuesday to trigger a voter referendum; he turned in just 32.


Idaho gas tax referendum effort falls short

A North Idaho retiree’s push to force a voter referendum on this year’s Idaho transportation funding bill – which includes a 7-cent gas tax increase that takes effect July 1 – has fallen far short. Alan Littlejohn of Athol needed to gather 47,432 signatures by…