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2010 Legislative Election Results

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Idaho State Senate Election Results

This page contains macro-level election results and analysis for the Idaho State Senate. For results in individual contests see our Idaho State Senate elections, 2010 page. The following is a breakdown of the state senate before and after the election:

Idaho State Senate
Party As of November 1, 2010 After the 2010 Election
     Democratic Party 7 7
     Republican Party 28 28
Total 35 35


What You'll See on This Page

This page will display the following lists of candidates

  • Incumbents who ran on November 2
  • Incumbents who were defeated
  • Challengers who defeated an incumbent
  • Newly elected senators
  • List of all winners
  • Unopposed candidates
  • Third party candidates

State Senate Overview:

  • There were 29 incumbents who ran in the November 2 general election. No incumbents lost, and thus 29 incumbents were re-elected to the Idaho State Senate.
  • There will be 6 new senators sworn-in. Of those 6, 2 are Democrats and 4 are Republicans
  • Of the 35 seats up for election, 7 were won by Democrats and 28 by Republicans.
  • 17 candidates were unopposed, all Republicans.
  • 4 candidates ran as an independent or third party candidate in the general election.

Incumbency Analysis

Of the 1,167 state senate seats up for election in 2010, incumbents ran for 894 (76.6%) of them. Of these 894, 94 lost their re-election bids, 89 Democrats and 5 Republicans. In Idaho, 6 incumbent senators did not run for re-election on the November 2 ballot, while 29 incumbents (82.9%) ran for re-election. No incumbents were defeated.

Incumbents who ran on November 2

Curt McKenzie, first elected to the Idaho State Senate in 2002

The following is a list of all of the incumbents who ran on the November 2 general election ballot:

Incumbents defeated

No incumbents were defeated.

Challengers who beat an incumbent

No challengers defeated an incumbent.

New State Senators and General Election Winners

388 new senators were elected across the country. This includes challengers who defeated incumbents as well as candidates who won open seats. Of these 388, 278 were Republicans and 110 were Democrats. In Idaho, 6 new senators will be sworn-in. Of those 6, 2 are Democrats and 4 are Republicans. In the 6 open seat contests, Republicans won 4 and Democrats 2. In total, Idaho elected 35 senators, 28 Republicans and 7 Democrats.

Newly elected senators

The following are the newly-elected members of the Idaho State Senate:

Democratic

Republican

Open Seat Winners

The following is a list of candidates who won election in seats where no incumbent was running:

Democratic

Republican

Candidates who won election

The following is a list of all candidates elected to the Idaho State Senate:

Democratic

John Andreason was first elected to the senate in 2008. He was re-elected in 2010.

Republican

Competitiveness

Shawn Keough, one of the 17 unopposed Republican senate candidates in 2010

Across the nation, 1,167 state senate seats were up for election in 2010. 1,143 of those seats were partisan seats (24 seats were up for election in Nebraska's nonpartisan unicameral legislature). In 320 (28.0%) of these state senate contests, there was a major party candidate with no major party opposition. In Idaho, 17 candidates (48.6% of seats) faced no major party opposition. All were Republicans.

Unopposed candidates in general election

The following candidates did not face major party competition:

Democratic

No Democratic candidates ran unopposed.

Republican

Ballot Access

Across the nation, 140 independent or third party candidates ran for state senate. In Idaho, 4 (19.7%) of the 56 senate candidates ran as an independent or third party candidate. None won election in the November 2 general election.

Third party candidates

The following is a list of third party and independent candidates who ran in 2010:

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Idaho State House Election Results

This page contains macro-level election results and analysis for the Idaho House of Representatives. For results in individual contests, see our Idaho House of Representatives elections, 2010. The following is a breakdown of the state house before and after the election:

Idaho House of Representatives
Party As of November 1, 2010 After the 2010 Election
     Democratic Party 18 13
     Republican Party 52 57
Total 70 70


What You'll See on This Page

This page will display the following lists of candidates

  • Incumbents who ran on November 2
  • Incumbents who were defeated
  • Challengers who defeated an incumbent
  • Newly elected senators
  • List of all winners
  • Unopposed candidates
  • Third party candidates

State House Overview:

  • There were 60 incumbents who ran in the November 2 general election. Only 2 incumbents lost, and thus 58 incumbents were re-elected to the Idaho House of Representatives.
  • Both incumbents who lost were Democratic incumbents.
  • There will be 12 new representatives sworn-in. Of those 12, 2 are Democrats and 10 are Republicans
  • Of the 70 seats up for election, 13 were won by Democrats and 57 by Republicans.
  • 30 candidates were unopposed, 2 Democrats and 28 Republicans.
  • 5 candidates ran as an independent or third party candidate in the general election.

Incumbency Analysis

Of the 4,958 state house seats up for election, incumbents ran in the general election for 4,091 (79.5%) of them. Of these 4,091 incumbents, 413 lost their re-election bids, 403 Democrats and 10 Republicans. In Idaho, 60 (85.7%) incumbents ran in the general election. Of these 60, 2 incumbent representatives were defeated. Both were Democrats.

Incumbents who ran on November 2

The following is a list of all of the incumbents who ran on the November 2 general election ballot:


  1. Bill Killen
  2. Brent Crane
  3. Brian Cronin
  4. Carlos Bilbao
  5. Clifford Bayer
  6. Darrell Bolz
  7. Dell Raybould
  8. Dennis Lake
  9. Donna Pence
  10. Elaine Smith
  11. Elfreda Higgins
  12. Elizabeth Chavez
  13. Eric Anderson, Idaho Representative
  14. Erik Simpson
  15. Frank Henderson
  16. Fred Wood
  17. Gary Collins
  18. George Eskridge
  19. Grant Burgoyne
  20. James Patrick
  21. Janice McGeachin
  22. Jeffrey Thompson, Idaho Representative
  23. Jim Marriott
  24. JoAn Wood
  25. Joe Palmer
  26. John Rusche
  27. John Stevenson
  28. Judy Boyle
  29. Ken Andrus
  30. Ken Roberts
  31. Lawerence Denney
  32. Lenore Barrett
  33. Leon Smith, Jr.
  34. Lynn Luker
  35. Mack Shirley
  36. Marc Gibbs
  37. Marge Chadderdon
  38. Marv Hagedorn
  39. Mary Lou Shepherd
  40. Max Black
  41. Maxine Bell
  42. Mike Moyle
  43. Pat Takasugi
  44. Paul Shepherd
  45. Pete Nielsen
  46. Phil Hart
  47. Phylis King
  48. Richard Harwood
  49. Richard Wills
  50. Robert Nonini
  51. Robert Schaefer
  52. Scott Bedke
  53. Sharon Block
  54. Shirley Ringo
  55. Stephen Hartgen
  56. Steven Thayn
  57. Susan Chew
  58. Thomas Loertscher
  59. Thomas Trail
  60. Wendy Jaquet

Incumbents defeated

The following is a list of incumbents defeated on November 2:


CandidatePartyDistrict
Elizabeth ChavezDemocraticIdaho House of Representatives District 7A
Mary Lou ShepherdDemocraticIdaho House of Representatives District 2A

Challengers who beat an incumbent

The following is a list of challengers who defeated an incumbent on November 2:


CandidatePartyDistrict
Jeff Nesset
Shannon McMillan

New Representatives and General Election Winners

1,345 new representatives were elected across the country. This includes challengers who defeated incumbents as well as candidates who won open seats. Of these 1,345, 988 were Republicans and 357 were Democrats. In Idaho, 12 new representatives will be sworn-in. Of those 12, 2 are Democrats and 10 are Republicans. In the 10 open seat contests, Republicans won 8 and Democrats 2. In total, Idaho elected 70 representatives, 57 Republicans and 13 Democrats.

Newly elected representatives

The following are the newly-elected members of the Idaho House of Representatives:

Democratic

Republican

Open Seat Winners

The following is a list of candidates who won election in seats where no incumbent was running:

Democratic

Republican

Candidates who won election

The following is a list of all candidates elected to the Idaho House of Representatives:

Democratic

Republican


  1. Brent Crane
  2. Carlos Bilbao
  3. Christy Perry
  4. Clifford Bayer
  5. Darrell Bolz
  6. Dell Raybould
  7. Dennis Lake
  8. Eric Anderson, Idaho Representative
  9. Erik Simpson
  10. Frank Henderson
  11. Fred Wood
  12. Gary Collins
  13. George Eskridge
  14. James Patrick
  15. Janice McGeachin
  16. Jeff Nesset
  17. Jeffrey Thompson, Idaho Representative
  18. Jim Guthrie (Idaho)
  19. Jim Marriott
  20. JoAn Wood
  21. Joe Palmer
  22. John Stevenson
  23. John Vander Woude
  24. Judy Boyle
  25. Julie Ellsworth
  26. Kathleen Sims
  27. Ken Andrus
  28. Ken Roberts
  29. Lawerence Denney
  30. Lenore Barrett
  31. Leon Smith, Jr.
  32. Linden B. Bateman
  33. Lynn Luker
  34. Mack Shirley
  35. Marc Gibbs
  36. Marge Chadderdon
  37. Marv Hagedorn
  38. Max Black
  39. Maxine Bell
  40. Mike Moyle
  41. Pat Takasugi
  42. Paul Shepherd
  43. Pete Nielsen
  44. Phil Hart
  45. Reed DeMordaunt
  46. Richard Harwood
  47. Richard Wills
  48. Robert Nonini
  49. Robert Schaefer
  50. Scott Bedke
  51. Shannon McMillan
  52. Sharon Block
  53. Stephen Hartgen
  54. Steven Thayn
  55. Thomas Loertscher
  56. Thomas Trail
  57. Vito Barbieri

Competitiveness

Across the nation, 4,958 state house seats were up for election in 2010. In 1,680 (33.9%) of these state house contests, there was a major party candidate with no major party opposition. In Idaho, 30 candidates (42.86% of all seats) faced no major party opposition. Of these 30, 2 were Democrats and 28 were Republicans.

Unopposed candidates in general election

The following candidates did not face major party competition:

Democratic

Republican

Ballot Access

In Idaho, 5 (4.3%) of the 115 house candidates ran as independent or third party candidates. None won election in the November 2 general election.

Third party candidates

The following is a list of third party and independent candidates who ran in 2010: