The Green Papers: Idaho 2015 General Election
 
This page is for offices up for election in 2015. Find 2016 elections here.

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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
Senators:2(Electoral Classes 2 and 3)
Governor:1 
2010 Census:1,573,499 (0.51% of 309,785,186)
2012, 2016, 2020 Electoral Votes:4(0.74% of 538)
2012-2020 Representatives:2(0.46% of 435)
Capital:Boise
 

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Idaho State and Local Government

Idaho 2016 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions:
Democrats   Republicans


Constitution, Independent, and Libertarian candidates do not appear on the primary ballot.

 
           

U.S. Senate  6 year term. No Term Limit. 114th Senate  Senate Electoral Classes

Class 2 Republican Senator James E. "Jim" Risch
First elected: 2008; re-elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
 Candidate list
  Candidate Republican     Senator James E. "Jim" Risch
FEC S8ID00092

Class 3 Republican Senator Michael D. "Mike" Crapo
First elected: 1998; re-elected: 2004, 2010.
[also served in U.S. House- elected: 1992, 1994, 1996]
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
 Candidate list
  Candidate Republican     Senator Michael D. "Mike" Crapo
FEC S8ID00027; 30 Sep 15; Tot $1,768,855; Dsb $772,109
    Independent     Timothy Aaron Raty - apparently not a candidate
15 July 2015: Filed termination report with the FEC.

FEC S6ID00096; 30 Jun 15; Tot $583; Dsb $577

Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018. Term Limit: None, All Governors

  Republican Governor C.L. "Butch" Otter
First elected: 2006; re-elected: 2010, 2014
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018

Lieutenant Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018. Elected separately from Governor

  Republican Lieutenant Governor Brad Little
First appointed: 6 January 2009 (upon the ascention of Lt. Governor Jim Risch to the U.S. Senate). First elected: 2010; re-elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018

114th U.S. House of Representatives  2-year term. Election Cycle 2016, 2018. No Term Limit. 114th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
2 Republican (2 Undetermined)

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 1 Republican Congressman Raúl Rafael Labrador
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
 Candidate list - 115th Congress
  Candidate Republican     Congressman Raúl Rafael Labrador
FEC H0ID01253; 30 Sep 15; Tot $162,643; Dsb $169,608
  Candidate Independent     Gordon Joe Counsil
FEC H6ID01243

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 2 Republican Congressman Michael Keith "Mike" Simpson
First elected: 1998
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
 Candidate list - 115th Congress
  Candidate Republican     Steve Roderick
FEC H6ID02175
  Candidate Republican     Congressman Michael Keith "Mike" Simpson
FEC H8ID02064; 30 Sep 15; Tot $374,556; Dsb $236,750

Secretary of State  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018

  Republican Secretary of State Lawerence E. Denney
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018

Attorney General  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018

  Republican Attorney General Lawrence G. Wasden
First elected: 1994; re-elected: 1998, 2002, 2006, 2010, 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018

Treasurer  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018

  Republican Treasurer Ron G. Crane
First elected: 1998; re-elected: 2002, 2006, 2010, 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018

Controller  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018

  Republican Controller Brandon D. Woolf
Appointed: May 2012 (as temporary Controller, re: Controller Donna M. Jones' [Republican] car accident); re-appointed (for the remainder of the term, re: Controller Jones' retirement): 15 October 2012. First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018

Superintendent of Public Instruction  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018

  Republican Public Instruction Superintendent Sherri Ybarra
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 

Political Parties    Parties appear in parenthesis and italics when a candidate receives the endorsement of a given Party and/or official sources indicate a candidate's association with a particular Party but only where the Party in question does not appear on the actual ballot as such.

Major Parties
  Democratic (affiliates)
  Republican: 11 incumbents, 5 candidates
Major Third Parties
  Constitution (affiliates)
Other Third Parties
  America First
  Christian Liberty
  Justice Party
  Right to Life
Independents
  Independent: 1 candidate
 
Candidates running under the banner of more than one party are counted towards each party's total. A candidate who has lost a primary or is apparently no longer a candidate is not counted.

Notes

Candidates for office appear on this page in italics where 'The Green Papers' does not yet have independent confirmation from a legal election authority that the person has been officially certified to appear on the ballot.

"Apparently not a candidate" indicates that someone we once listed as a candidate for an elective office will not, in fact, be running for that office (primarily because said candidate is not listed on an official ballot provided by a jurisdiction's election authorities, where that candidate has not previously withdrawn his/her candidacy or otherwise indicated no longer [or even ever] being a candidate for that office).

Primary dates marked "presumably" and polling times marked "reportedly" are based on unofficial or estimated data (especially as regards local variations from a jurisdictionwide statutory and/or regulatory standard) and are, thereby, subject to change.

"FEC" indicates the Federal Election Commission (FEC) Campaign Finance Summary.

When available, we post each candidate's FEC identification number, the date of their most recently filed Report of Receipts and Disbursements, their "Tot" [Total Receipts (contributions received or what came in: FEC Form 3, Line 16, Column B)] and their "Dsb" [Total Disbursements (expenditures or what was spent: FEC Form 3, Line 23, Column B)]. A link is provided to the Federal Election Commission's Summary Report for those who might wish to explore the details.

If a candidate raises or spends $5,000 or less, he or she is not subject to FEC reporting requirements.


Links Links to other web sites

Election Authority
  Idaho Secretary of State Election Division
  IdahoVotes.gov
Legislature   Links to State Legislatures
  Idaho Legislature
Democratic
  Idaho Democratic Party
Republican
  The Idaho Republican Party
Third Party
  America First Party of Idaho
  Christian Liberty Party of Idaho
  Justice Party of Idaho
  Right to Life of Idaho
  The Constitution Party of Idaho
Media & others
  Coeur d'Alene Press
  DMOZ - Idaho
  Idaho Press-Tribune
  Idaho Public Television
  KIFI TV - ABC - Idaho Falls
  KTVB TV - NBC - Boise
  Moscow-Pullman Daily News
  Pocatello Idaho State Journal
  Politics1.com - Idaho
  South Idaho Press
  The Challis Messenger
  The Idaho Statesman - Boise
  The Lewiston Tribune
  The MountainGoat Report
  The Times-News - Twin Falls
  Wood River Journal - Hailey

 


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History
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