Heidi J. Knittel

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Heidi Knittel
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Former candidate for
Idaho State Senate, District 12
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sUniversity of California at Berkeley
Master'sSaybrook University
ProfessionMental healthcare professional
Campaign website
Heidi Knittel was a 2014 Democratic candidate for District 12 of the Idaho State Senate.


Knittel earned her B.A. in English literature from the University of California at Berkeley. She went on to earn her M.A. in Psychology from Saybrook University.[1]

Professionally, Knittel works as a mental healthcare professional.[2]


Campaign themes


Knittel's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[3]

  • Education
Excerpt: "We must re-invest in high quality public school systems and higher education in Idaho. Idaho ranks below the national average in terms of high school students going on to college. This is a matter of prioritizing how the state’s budget is allocated. It is inadequate to have a schools budget that does not account for the 14,000 additional students Idaho has in public schools."
  • Economy
Excerpt: "It is time to put down our ideological chains and work across party lines to help businesses grow so they can offer livable wages and a return to prosperity."
  • Healthcare
Excerpt: "Good health is a human rights issue. Everyone should have access to medical (including mental health) care."



See also: Idaho State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Idaho State Senate took place in 2014. A primary election took place on May 20, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 14, 2014. Write-in candidate Heidi J. Knittel was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while incumbent Todd Lakey defeated Lee Rice in the Republican primary. Knittel was defeated by Lakey in the general election.[4][5][6][7]

Idaho State Senate, District 12, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngTodd Lakey Incumbent 68.6% 6,615
     Democratic Heidi J. Knittel 31.4% 3,021
Total Votes 9,636
Idaho State Senate, District 12 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngTodd Lakey Incumbent 71.2% 2,269
Lee Rice 28.8% 920
Total Votes 3,189

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