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Idaho State Senate elections, 2014

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Idaho State Senate elections, 2014

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State Legislative Election Results

Idaho State Senate2014 Idaho House Elections
Elections for the office of Idaho State Senate will consist of a primary election on May 20, 2014, and a general election on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 3, 2014.

Incumbents retiring

A total of two incumbents are not running for re-election in 2014. Those incumbents are:

Name Party Current Office
Les Bock Electiondot.png Democratic Senate District 16
Russ Fulcher Ends.png Republican Senate District 22

Majority control

See also: Partisan composition of state senates

Heading into the November 4 election, the Republican Party holds the majority in the Idaho State Senate:

Idaho State Senate
Party As of April 2014 After the 2014 Election
     Democratic Party 7 Pending
     Republican Party 28 Pending
Total 35 35

Qualifications

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Article III, Section 6 of the Idaho Constitution states: No person shall be a senator or representative who, at the time of his election, is not a citizen of the United States, and an elector of this state, nor anyone who has not been for one year next preceding his election an elector of the county or district whence he may be chosen.

Competitiveness

Candidates unopposed by a major party

In 19 of the 35 districts up for election in 2014, there is only one major party candidate running for election. A total of 2 Democrats and 17 Republicans are guaranteed election in November barring unforeseen circumstances.

Two major party candidates will face off in the general election in 16 of the 35 districts up for election. Two of those seats held competitive elections in 2012 with a margin of victory ranging from 0 to 5 percent. One other election was mildly competitive, with a margin of victory of 5 to 10 percent. Those districts are:

Competitive

Mildly Competitive

Primary challenges

A total of 9 incumbents will face primary competition on May 20. Four incumbents are not seeking re-election in 2014 and another 11 incumbents will advance past the primary without opposition. The state senators facing primary competition include:

Retiring incumbents

Two incumbent senators are not running for re-election, while 33 (94.3%) are running for re-election. A list of those incumbents, one Democrat and one Republican, can be found above.

List of candidates

District 1

Democratic Party May 20 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed for election.
Republican Party May 20 GOP primary:
Constitution Party Constitution Party candidates:

November 4 General election candidates:

District 2

Democratic Party May 20 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed for election.
Republican Party May 20 GOP primary:
  • Steve Vick - Incumbent Vick first assumed office in 2010.

November 4 General election candidates:

District 3

Democratic Party May 20 Democratic primary:
Republican Party May 20 GOP primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

District 4

Democratic Party May 20 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed for election.
Republican Party May 20 GOP primary:
Constitution Party Constitution Party candidates:

November 4 General election candidates:

District 5

Democratic Party May 20 Democratic primary:
Republican Party May 20 GOP primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

District 6

Democratic Party May 20 Democratic primary:
Republican Party May 20 GOP primary:
  • Dan Johnson - Incumbent Johnson first assumed office in 2011.

November 4 General election candidates:

District 7

Democratic Party May 20 Democratic primary:
Republican Party May 20 GOP primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

District 8

Democratic Party May 20 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed for election.
Republican Party May 20 GOP primary:
Independent Independent candidates:

November 4 General election candidates:

District 9

Democratic Party May 20 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed for election.
Republican Party May 20 GOP primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

District 10

Democratic Party May 20 Democratic primary:
Republican Party May 20 GOP primary:
  • Jim Rice - Incumbent Rice first assumed office in 2012.

November 4 General election candidates:

District 11

Democratic Party May 20 Democratic primary:
Republican Party May 20 GOP primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

District 12

Democratic Party May 20 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed for election.
Republican Party May 20 GOP primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

District 13

Democratic Party May 20 Democratic primary:
Republican Party May 20 GOP primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

District 14

Democratic Party May 20 Democratic primary:
Republican Party May 20 GOP primary:
  • Marv Hagedorn - Incumbent Hagedorn first assumed office in 2012.

November 4 General election candidates:

District 15

Democratic Party May 20 Democratic primary:
Republican Party May 20 GOP primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

District 16

Note: Incumbent Les Bock (D) is not running for re-election.

Democratic Party May 20 Democratic primary:
Republican Party May 20 GOP primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

District 17

Democratic Party May 20 Democratic primary:
  • Elliot Werk - Incumbent Werk first assumed office in 2002.
Republican Party May 20 GOP primary:
  • No candidates filed for election.

November 4 General election candidates:

District 18

Democratic Party May 20 Democratic primary:
Republican Party May 20 GOP primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

District 19

Democratic Party May 20 Democratic primary:
Republican Party May 20 GOP primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

District 20

Democratic Party May 20 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed for election.
Republican Party May 20 GOP primary:
  • Chuck Winder - Incumbent Winder first assumed office in 2008.

November 4 General election candidates:

District 21

Democratic Party May 20 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed for election.
Republican Party May 20 GOP primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

District 22

Note: Incumbent Russell M. Fulcher (R) is not running for re-election.

Democratic Party May 20 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed for election.
Republican Party May 20 GOP primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

District 23

Democratic Party May 20 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed for election.
Republican Party May 20 GOP primary:
  • Bert Brackett - Incumbent Brackett first assumed office in 2008.

November 4 General election candidates:

District 24

Democratic Party May 20 Democratic primary:
Republican Party May 20 GOP primary:
  • Lee Heider - Incumbent Heider first assumed office in 2010.

November 4 General election candidates:

District 25

Democratic Party May 20 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed for election.
Republican Party May 20 GOP primary:
  • Jim Patrick - Incumbent Patrick first assumed office in 2012.

November 4 General election candidates:

District 26

Democratic Party May 20 Democratic primary:
Republican Party May 20 GOP primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

District 27

Democratic Party May 20 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed for election.
Republican Party May 20 GOP primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

District 28

Democratic Party May 20 Democratic primary:
Republican Party May 20 GOP primary:
  • Jim Guthrie - Incumbent Guthrie first assumed office in 2012.

November 4 General election candidates:

District 29

Democratic Party May 20 Democratic primary:
  • Roy Lacey - Incumbent Lacey first assumed office in 2012.
Republican Party May 20 GOP primary:
  • No candidates filed for election.

November 4 General election candidates:

District 30

Democratic Party May 20 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed for election.
Republican Party May 20 GOP primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

District 31

Democratic Party May 20 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed for election.
Republican Party May 20 GOP primary:
  • Steve Bair - Incumbent Bair first assumed office in 2006.

November 4 General election candidates:

District 32

Democratic Party May 20 Democratic primary:
Republican Party May 20 GOP primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

District 33

Democratic Party May 20 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed for election.
Republican Party May 20 GOP primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

District 34

Democratic Party May 20 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed for election.
Republican Party May 20 GOP primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

District 35

Democratic Party May 20 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed for election.
Republican Party May 20 GOP primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

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