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Steve Berch

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Steve Berch
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Candidate for
Idaho House of Representatives, District 15A
PartyDemocratic
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sState University of New York-Albany
Master'sUniversity of Minnesota
Personal
ProfessionConsultant
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Steve Berch is a 2014 Democratic candidate for District 15A of the Idaho House of Representatives. He ran unsuccessfully for District 15B of the Idaho House of Representatives in 2012.

Issues

Campaign themes

2012

Berch's campaign website described the following issues:[1]

  • Excerpt: "Idaho ranks 49th in the nation for per capita personal income. I will work to make Idaho more competitive with other states so we can keep good paying jobs in Boise – and bring new ones here."
  • Excerpt: "Education is the foundation for sustained economic growth in Idaho. Idaho ranks at the bottom of states for students attending and graduating college. I will work to make Idaho among the most admired for the quality of its education systems (public and higher)."
  • Excerpt: "Government should not force unnecessary medical procedures on anyone – and never against their will. This is not the role of government. The legislature is threatening to pass the mandatory ultrasound bill in 2013. I will work to defeat this legislation which is an affront to all women."
  • Excerpt: "We must maintain the public’s trust in government. Elected officials and their appointees should be held to the highest standards of ethical conduct. I support the creation of an independent Ethics Commission (similar to what over 40 other states have adopted)."
  • Excerpt: "You have the right to know the industrial chemicals being put in your drinking water. The Idaho Legislature allowed industry lobbyists to write their own rules. These rules permitted the oil and gas industry to inject potential cancer-causing chemicals in your drinking water without having to disclose what those chemicals are. I will work to better balance the needs of industry with the safety of our citizens."

Elections

2014

See also: Idaho House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Idaho House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election took place May 20, 2014. The general election will take place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 14, 2014. Steve Berch was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while incumbent Lynn M. Luker was unopposed in the Republican primary. Berch will face Luker in the general election.[2][3][4]

2012

See also: Idaho House of Representatives elections, 2012

Berch ran in the 2012 election for Idaho House of Representatives District 15B. He was unopposed in the Democratic primary on May 15 and was defeated by Mark Patterson (R) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[5][6]

Idaho House of Representatives, District 15B, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMark Patterson 53.1% 9,618
     Democratic Steve Berch 46.9% 8,481
Total Votes 18,099

2010

See also:Idaho House of Representatives elections, 2010

Berch was a Democratic candidate for District 14B in the Idaho House of Representatives in the November 2, 2010, state legislative elections. He was unopposed in the primary on May 25th. He lost to Republican Reed DeMordaunt in the general election on November 2, 2010.[7]

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