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Edgar Malepeai

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Edgar Malepeai
Edgar Malepeai.jpg
Idaho State Senate District 30
Former Member
In office
2002 - 2012
State Senate Minority Leader
2011 - 2012
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Pocatello City Council
1981 - 1984
Bachelor'sIdaho State University
Date of birthAugust 7, 1950
Place of birthAmerican Samoa
Office website
Edgar J. Malepeai (born August 7, 1950) is a former Democratic member of the Idaho State Senate, representing District 30 from 2002 to 2012. He served as State Senate Minority Leader from 2011 to 2012.

In addition to being a Senator, Malepeai is a teacher.

In the 2008 and 2009 legislative sessions, Richard Sagness served as an official substitute for Malepeai who has taken a leave to care for his wife during an illness.[1].

In April of 2009, Malepeai's wife died after enduring a long illness[2].

Committee assignments


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Malepeai served on this committee:


In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Malepeai served on these committees:



See also: Idaho State Senate elections, 2012

Malepeai did not run for re-election in 2012.


See also: Idaho State Senate elections, 2010

Malepeai had no opposition in the May 25 primary. He ran against Terry Andersen in the general election on November 2, 2010, defeating him.[4]

Idaho State Senate, District 30 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Edgar Malepeai (D) 5,045 54.6%
Terry Andersen (R) 4,195 45.4%


On November 4, 2008, Democrat Edgar Malepeai won re-election to the Idaho State Senate, District 30 receiving 12,815 votes. He ran unopposed.[5]

Idaho State Senate, District 30 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Edgar Malepeai (D) 12,815

Campaign donors


In 2010, Malepeai received $18,805 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[6]

Idaho State Senate 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Edgar Malepeai's campaign in 2010
Idaho Education Association$2,000
Idaho Power Co$1,500
Professional Fire Fighters Of Idaho$1,500
Gordon Law Firm$1,000
Pocatello Fire Fighters Local 743$1,000
Total Raised in 2010 $18,805


In 2008, Malepeai collected $5,310 in donations.[7]

His two largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Idaho Power Co. $1,000
Idaho Education Association $1,000


Malepeai is widowed. He has four children and resides in Pocatello, Idaho.

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Preceded by
Idaho State Senate District 30
Succeeded by
Dean Mortimer (R)