Idaho State Senate elections, 2014

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Idaho State Senate elections, 2014

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State Legislative Election Results

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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.

Following the general election, there was no change to the majority control of the Idaho State Senate. There was no change to the composition of the chamber, with the Republican Party maintaining their 28 seats, and the Democratic Party maintaining their seven.

Incumbents retiring

A total of two incumbents did not run for re-election in 2014. Those incumbents were:

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 held the majority in the Idaho State Senate:

Idaho State Senate
Party As of November 3, 2014 After November 4, 2014
     Democratic Party 7 7
     Republican Party 28 28
Total 35 35

Qualifications

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.

2014 Competitiveness Overview
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Competitiveness

Candidates unopposed by a major party

In 19 of the 35 districts up for election in 2014, there was only one major party candidate running for election. One Democrat and 18 Republicans were guaranteed election barring unforeseen circumstances.

Two major party candidates faced 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 were:

Competitive

  • District 5: Incumbent Dan J. Schmidt (D) defeated John Carlson (R) in the general election. Schmidt won by a margin of victory of 2 percent in 2012.
  • District 15: Incumbent Fred S. Martin (R) defeated Richard Keller (D) in the general election. Martin won by a margin of victory of 4 percent in 2012.

Mildly Competitive

Primary challenges

A total of nine incumbents faced primary competition on May 20. Four incumbents did not seek re-election in 2014 and another 11 incumbents advanced past the primary without opposition. The state senators facing primary competition were:

Retiring incumbents

Two incumbent senators did not run for re-election, while 33 (94.3%) ran 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 May 20 Constitution Party primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

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Republican Party Shawn A. Keough: 8,993 Green check mark transparent.png
Constitution Party Christian Fioravanti: 4,834

District 2

Democratic Party May 20 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed for election.
Republican Party May 20 GOP primary:
  • Steve Vick: 4,173 Approveda - Incumbent Vick first assumed office in 2010.

November 4 General election candidates:

Republican Party Steve Vick: 11,646 Green check mark transparent.png

District 3

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

November 4 General election candidates:

Republican Party Bob Nonini: 8,643 Green check mark transparent.png

Note: Jerry Shriner (D) was removed from the official candidate list.

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:

Republican Party Mary Souza: 7,406 Green check mark transparent.png
Constitution Party Ray J. Writz: 2,520

District 5

Democratic Party May 20 Democratic primary:
  • Dan J. Schmidt: 1,460 Approveda - Incumbent Schmidt first assumed office in 2010.
Republican Party May 20 GOP primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Dan J. Schmidt: 7,421 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party John Carlson: 6,769

District 6

Democratic Party May 20 Democratic primary:
Republican Party May 20 GOP primary:
  • Dan Johnson: 2,233 Approveda - Incumbent Johnson first assumed office in 2011.

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Pete Gertonson: 4,543
Republican Party Dan Johnson: 7,884 Green check mark transparent.png

District 7

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

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Casey Drews: 4,335
Republican Party Sheryl L. Nuxoll: 8,959 Green check mark transparent.png

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:

Republican Party Steven P. Thayn: 10,675 Green check mark transparent.png
Independent Kirsten Faith Richardson: 4,266

District 9

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

November 4 General election candidates:

Republican Party Abby Lee: 10,728 Green check mark transparent.png

District 10

Democratic Party May 20 Democratic primary:
Republican Party May 20 GOP primary:
  • Jim Rice: 2,088 Approveda - Incumbent Rice first assumed office in 2012.

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Micheal E. DeCoria: 2,598
Republican Party Jim Rice: 5,660 Green check mark transparent.png

District 11

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

Note: Although Steve A. Kren: filed to run, his name did not appear in unofficial primary returns.

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Rita Burns: 2,814
Republican Party Patti Anne Lodge: 9,673 Green check mark transparent.png

District 12

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

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Heidi J. Knittel: 3,021
Republican Party Todd Lakey: 6,615 Green check mark transparent.png

District 13

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

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Carl Davis: 3,349
Republican Party Curt McKenzie: 7,258 Green check mark transparent.png

District 14

Democratic Party May 20 Democratic primary:
Republican Party May 20 GOP primary:
  • Marv Hagedorn: 3,746 Approveda - Incumbent Hagedorn first assumed office in 2012.

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Robert D. Spencer: 5,033
Republican Party Marv Hagedorn: 11,558 Green check mark transparent.png

District 15

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

Note: Although Quane Kenyon, Sr.: filed to run, his name did not appear on unofficial returns.

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Richard Keller: 5,302
Republican Party Fred S. Martin: 7,244 Green check mark transparent.png

District 16

Note: Incumbent Les Bock: (D) did not run for re-election.

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

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Grant Burgoyne: 8,563 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Joel Robinson: 5,623

District 17

Democratic Party May 20 Democratic primary:
  • Elliot Werk: 1,483 Approveda - Incumbent Werk first assumed office in 2002.
Republican Party May 20 GOP primary:
  • No candidates filed for election.

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Elliot Werk: 9,173 Green check mark transparent.png

District 18

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

Note: Although Susan Decker Alvord: filed to run, her name did not appear on unofficial returns.

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Janie Ward-Engelking: 10,556 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Edward Dindinger: 5,406

District 19

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

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Cherie Buckner-Webb: 13,240 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Tony Snesko: 4,659

District 20

Democratic Party May 20 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed for election.
Republican Party May 20 GOP primary:
  • Chuck Winder: 2,642 Approveda - Incumbent Winder first assumed office in 2008.

November 4 General election candidates:

Republican Party Chuck Winder: 10,155 Green check mark transparent.png

District 21

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

November 4 General election candidates:

Republican Party Clifford R. "Cliff" Bayer: 11,246 Green check mark transparent.png

District 22

Note: Incumbent Russell M. Fulcher: (R) did not run for re-election.

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

Note: Although Rich Jarvis: filed to run, his name did not appear on unofficial returns.

November 4 General election candidates:

Republican Party Lori Den Hartog: 8,426 Green check mark transparent.png

District 23

Democratic Party May 20 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed for election.
Republican Party May 20 GOP primary:
  • Bert Brackett: 3,573 Approveda - Incumbent Brackett first assumed office in 2008.

November 4 General election candidates:

Republican Party Bert Brackett: 8,022 Green check mark transparent.png

District 24

Democratic Party May 20 Democratic primary:
Republican Party May 20 GOP primary:
  • Lee Heider: 2,767 Approveda - Incumbent Heider first assumed office in 2010.

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Shelley M. Gardner: 3,660
Republican Party Lee Heider: 6,687 Green check mark transparent.png

District 25

Democratic Party May 20 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed for election.
Republican Party May 20 GOP primary:
  • Jim Patrick: 3,717 Approveda - Incumbent Patrick first assumed office in 2012.

November 4 General election candidates:

Republican Party Jim Patrick: 9,211 Green check mark transparent.png

District 26

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

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Michelle Stennett: 7,475 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Dale Ewersen: 5,254

District 27

Democratic Party May 20 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed for election.
Republican Party May 20 GOP primary:
  • Dean L. Cameron: 5,034 Approveda - Incumbent Cameron first assumed office in 1990.

November 4 General election candidates:

Republican Party Dean L. Cameron: 8,943 Green check mark transparent.png

District 28

Democratic Party May 20 Democratic primary:
Republican Party May 20 GOP primary:
  • Jim Guthrie: 4,471 Approveda - Incumbent Guthrie first assumed office in 2012.

November 4 General election candidates:

Republican Party Jim Guthrie: 11,053 Green check mark transparent.png

Note: Lin Whitworth (D) withdrew on June 30, 2014.

District 29

Democratic Party May 20 Democratic primary:
  • Roy Lacey: 2,307 Approveda - Incumbent Lacey first assumed office in 2012.
Republican Party May 20 GOP primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Roy Lacey: 6,193 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Kert Howard: 4,978

District 30

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

November 4 General election candidates:

Republican Party Dean M. Mortimer: 9,903 Green check mark transparent.png

District 31

Democratic Party May 20 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed for election.
Republican Party May 20 GOP primary:
  • Steve Bair: 5,071 Approveda - Incumbent Bair first assumed office in 2006.

November 4 General election candidates:

Republican Party Steve Bair: 9,100 Green check mark transparent.png

District 32

Democratic Party May 20 Democratic primary:
Republican Party May 20 GOP primary:
  • John H. Tippets: 6,294 Approveda - Incumbent Tippets first assumed office in 2011.

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Bob Fitzgerald: 3,023
Republican Party John H. Tippets: 9,930 Green check mark transparent.png

District 33

Democratic Party May 20 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed for election.
Republican Party May 20 GOP primary:
  • Bart M. Davis: 3,635 Approveda - Incumbent Davis first assumed office in 1998.

November 4 General election candidates:

Republican Party Bart M. Davis: 8,365 Green check mark transparent.png

District 34

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

November 4 General election candidates:

Republican Party Brent Hill: 7,992 Green check mark transparent.png

District 35

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

November 4 General election candidates:

Republican Party Jeff C. Siddoway: 11,166 Green check mark transparent.png

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