Jim Chmelik

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Jim Chmelik
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Lieutenant Governor of Idaho
Former Candidate
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Jim Chmelik was a Republican candidate for Lieutenant Governor of Idaho in the 2014 elections.[1][2] He his campaign for lieutenant governor on January 2014, stating, "We need to take back control from the federal government."[2] He lost to incumbent Republican Lt. Gov. Brad Little in the Republican primary election on May 20, 2014.

Chmelik is the Idaho County Commissioner for District 3.[3]



See also: Idaho Lieutenant Gubernatorial election, 2014

Chmelik ran for election to the office of Lieutenant Governor of Idaho. Chmelik lost the Republican primary on May 20, 2014.[4] The general election took place November 4, 2014.

Primary Election Results

  • Republican primary
Lieutenant Governor of Idaho, Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Jim Chmelik 33.2% 48,105
Green check mark transparent.pngBrad Little Incumbent 66.8% 96,790
Total Votes 144,895
Election Results Via:Idaho Secretary of State. Vote totals above are unofficial and reflect 100% precincts reporting.
Campaign themes

When Chmelik announced his bid for lieutenant governor, he cited the following priorities and goals for the office, if elected:[2]

  • "Transfer of public lands from the federal government back to the states."
  • "Lower regulations, lower taxes...specifically personal income tax...and look at utilizing natural resources for jobs like the timber industry."

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