The Green Papers: Idaho 2017 General Election
 
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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


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

 
           

U.S. Senate  6 year term. No Term Limit. 115th 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 (1)
  Candidate Republican     Senator  James E. "Jim" Risch
FEC S8ID00092

Class 3 Republican Senator  Michael D. "Mike" Crapo
First elected: 1998; re-elected: 2004, 2010, 2016.
[also served in U.S. House- elected: 1992, 1994, 1996]
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
 Candidate list (1)
  Candidate Republican     Senator  Michael D. "Mike" Crapo
FEC S8ID00027

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
Open Chair - 14 October 2014: "Won't run for a fourth term" in 2018.
 Candidate list (7)
  Candidate Democratic     Troy Minton
  Candidate Republican     Tommy Ahlquist
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Raúl Rafael Labrador
9 May 2017: Announced he is a candidate for Governor in 2018.
  Candidate Republican     Lieutenant Governor  Brad Little
29 June 2016: Candidate for Governor in 2018.
  Candidate Independent     Lisa Marie
  Candidate Independent     Michael Richardson
  Candidate Independent     John Wiechec

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
Open Seat - 29 June 2016: Candidate for Governor in 2018.
 Candidate list (5)
  Candidate Republican     state Senator  Marv Hagedorn
  Candidate Republican     former state Representative Janice McGeachin
  Candidate Republican     state Representative  Kelley Packer
  Candidate Republican     Steve Pankey
  Candidate Republican     Steve Yates

115th U.S. House of Representatives  2-year term. Election Cycle 2018, 2020. No Term Limit. 115th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
2 Republican (1 Open, 1 Undetermined)

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 1 Republican Congressman  Raúl Rafael Labrador
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Open Seat - 9 May 2017: Announced he is a candidate for Governor in 2018.
 Candidate list (7) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Donald Roy Miller
FEC H8ID01116
  Candidate Democratic     Michael William Smith
FEC H8ID01108
  Candidate Republican     former state Senator Russ Fulcher
25 August 2016: Announced he is a candidate for Governor.
15 June 2017: Announced that he is a candidate for the U.S. House CD 1.

FEC H8ID01124; 30 Jun 17; Tot $53,723; Dsb $846
  Candidate Republican     former Lieutenant Governor  David H. "Dave" Leroy
FEC H4ID01065; 30 Jun 17; Tot $114,004; Dsb $32,709
  Candidate Republican     state Representative  Luke Todd Malek
FEC H8ID01140
  Candidate Republican     former Idaho County Commissioner James Rockwell
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  Candidate Republican     Michael Snyder
FEC H8ID01132

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 2 Republican Congressman  Michael Keith "Mike" Simpson
First elected: 1998
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (1) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Michael Keith "Mike" Simpson
FEC H8ID02064; 30 Jun 17; Tot $231,154; Dsb $173,891

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
 Candidate list (1)
  Candidate Republican     Attorney General  Lawrence G. Wasden

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
Open Seat - Retiring
 Candidate list (3)
  Candidate Republican     Kevin Jones
  Candidate Republican     Tom Kealey
  Candidate Republican     Ada County Treasurer  Vicky J. Oleksey McIntyre

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
 Candidate list (1)
  Candidate Republican     Wilder School Principle/Superintendent  Jeff Dillon
 

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): 3 candidates
  Republican: 11 incumbents, 21 candidates
Major Third Parties
  Constitution (affiliates)
  Green (affiliates)
Other Third Parties
  America First
  Christian Liberty
  Justice Party
  Right to Life
Independents
  Independent: 3 candidates
 
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
Democratic
  Idaho Democratic Party
Republican
  The Idaho Republican Party
Third Party
  America First Party of Idaho
  Christian Liberty Party of Idaho
  Green Party of Idaho
  Justice Party of Idaho
  Right to Life of Idaho
  The Constitution Party of Idaho
Media & others
  Coeur d'Alene Press
  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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