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Jim Chmelik

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Jim Chmelik
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Lieutenant Governor of Idaho
Former Candidate
ProfessionIdaho County Commissioner
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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
Green check mark transparent.pngBrad Little Incumbent 66.8% 96,780
Jim Chmelik 33.2% 48,099
Total Votes 144,879
Election Results via Idaho Secretary of State.
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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