Idaho Resources

Population: 1,654,930 (2015)

Filing deadline: March 9, 2018.

Primary: May 15, 2018.

Idaho (R+18) is one of Americas most conservative states. It is also among the most White, at 89% in 2010. 11% identified as Hispanics. Idaho also has a large share of Mormons.

FEDERAL LEVEL

Electors: 4. Idaho is a very Republican state in Presidential elections.

Sena­tors: 2 Republicans.

Jim Risch

Senator class 2: Jim Risch (R)
Committees: Energy & Natural Resources, Foreign Relations, Small Business (Chair), Ethics, Intelligence.

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: Jim Risch

Rating, Jan 24, 2017:
TBD.

 Status, May 13, 2016:
Lawyer, State Senator and Lieutenant Governor Jim Risch (b.1943) has established a name for himself as perhaps the most conservative member of the US Senate since taking his seat in 2009. He was re-elected with 65% in 2014.

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Mike Crapo

Senator class 3: Mike Crapo (R)
Committees
: Banking & Housing (Chair), Budget, Judiciary, Finance, Indian Affairs.

Democratic nominee
: Jerry Sturgill
Republican nominee: Mike Crapo

Rating, Jan 24, 2017:
TBD.

Status, Jan 17, 2017:
Lawyer and State Senator Mike Crapo (b.1951) served three terms in the House before being elected to the Senate in 1998. He won 66% in 2016. The otherwise anonymous Crapo caused a minor scandal when he was cited for a DUI in 2012.

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Repre­sen­tan­tenes Hus: 2 repre­sen­tanter; begge republikanere.

Raul Labrador

District 1
Representative: Raul Labrador (R)
Committees
: Judiciary, Natural Resources.

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, May 13, 2016:
Safe GOP.

Status, May 9, 2017:
The district (R+18) covers the western and northern parts of the state, including Coeur D’Alene. It is 92% White, with 7% identifying as Hispanic. Lawyer and State Representantive Raul Labrador (b.1967) took the seat from a centrist Democrat in 2010 and won 68% in 2016. He is running for Governor in 2018.

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Mike Simpson

District 2
Representative: Mike Simpson (R)
Committees
: Appropriations.

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: Mike Simpson

Rating, May 13, 2016:
Safe GOP.

Status, Jan 17, 2017:
The district (R+17) contains the state capital Boise and the eastern and southern areas of Idaho. It is 90% White, while 9% identify as Hispanics. Dentist and State Representative Mike Simpson (b.1950) was first elected in 1998 and won 63% in 2016.

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STATE LEVEL

Inauguration Day: The first Monday of January.

There are no term limits for any of the State Offices in Idaho

Butch Otter

Governor: Butch Otter (R)

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, May 20, 2017:
Safe GOP.

Status, Jan 17, 2017:
Businessman Butch Otter (b.1942) was first elected Governor in 2006 and was re-elected with 54% in 2014. He is not running for reelection in 2018.

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Brad Little

Lieutenant Go­vernor: Brad Little (R)

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, Jan 24, 2017:
TBD.

Status, Jan 17, 2017:
The Lieutenant Governor is nominated and elected separately from the Governor. Businessman and State Senator Brad Little (b.1954) was first appointed to the job when Jim Risch was elected to the Senate, and then won the election in 2010. He took almost 63% in 2014, but is eyeing the top job in 2018.

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Lawerence Denney

Secretary of State: Lawerence Denney (R)

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: Lawerence Denney

Rating, Jan 24, 2017:
TBD.

Status, May 13, 2016:
Farmer and former Speaker of the Idaho State House, Lawerence Denney (b.1948) was elected with 63% of the vote in 2014.

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Ron Crane

Treasurer: Ron Crane (R)

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, Jan 24, 2017:
TBD.

Status, May 13, 2016:
Businessman and State Representative Ron Crane (b.1947) was first elected in 1998 and took 61% in 2014. He is not running for reelection in 2018.

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Brandon Woolf

Controller: Brandon Woolf (R)

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: Brandon Woolf

Rating, Jan 24, 2017:
TBD.

Status, May 13, 2016:
Brandon Woolf (b.1972) has risen through the ranks of the Controller’s office and was appointed to the job in 2012. He was elected without a Democratic opponent in 2014.

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Lawrence Wasden

Attorney General­: Lawrence Wasden (R)

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: Lawrence Wasden

Rating, Jan 24, 2017:
TBD.

Status, May 13, 2016:
Lawyer Lawrence Wasden (b.1957) has worked at the Attorny General’s office since 1989. First elected in 2002, he took 68% in 2014.

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Sherri Ybarra

Superintendent of Public Instructon: Sherri Ybarra (R)

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: Sherri Ybarra

Rating, Jan 24, 2017:
TBD.

Status, May 13, 2016:
Teacher and principal Sherri Ybarra took 51% in her first election in 2014. She gained some notoriety for never having voted in her 18 years as a citizen of Idaho.

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State Senate: 35 (6D / 29R). Term: 2 years. Elections in 2018.
State House: 70 (11D / 59R). Term: 2 years. Elections in 2018.

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