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Pete Gertonson

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Pete Gertonson
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Former candidate for
Idaho State Senate, District 6
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Waha Water District Chairman
High schoolLewiston High School (1971)
Bachelor'sLewis Clark State College (2010)
ProfessionU.S. Postal Service (Retired)
Campaign website
Pete Gertonson was a 2014 Democratic candidate for District 6 of the Idaho State Senate. He ran unsuccessfully for District 6A of the Idaho House of Representatives in 2012.


Campaign themes


Gertonson's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[1]

Restore Education Funding

  • Excerpt: "If Idaho is to have a future, restoring massive cuts in Education is a top priority!"

Idaho Not for Sale

  • Excerpt: "Protecting Public Land Access is vital to our lifestyle and economy!"



See also: Idaho State Senate elections, 2014

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. Pete Gertonson was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while incumbent Dan Johnson was unopposed in the Republican primary. Gertonson was defeated by Johnson in the general election.[2][3][4][5]

Idaho State Senate, District 6, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDan Johnson Incumbent 63.4% 7,884
     Democratic Pete Gertonson 36.6% 4,543
Total Votes 12,427


See also: Idaho House of Representatives elections, 2012

Gertonson ran in the 2012 election for Idaho House of Representatives District 6A. He ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on May 15 and was defeated by Thyra K. Stevenson (R) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[6][7]

Idaho House of Representatives, District 6A, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngThyra K. Stevenson 54.2% 9,814
     Democratic Pete Gertonson 45.8% 8,294
Total Votes 18,108


Gertonson has a wife, Jerene, and two children.[8]

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