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Ken Roberts
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Idaho House of Representatives District 8A
Former member
In office
2000-2012
PartyRepublican
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected2000
Term limitsN/A
Personal
BirthdayMay 5, 1963
Place of birthCascade, ID
ProfessionFarmer
ReligionBaptist
Websites
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Ken Roberts (b. May 5, 1963) was a Republican member of the Idaho House of Representatives. Roberts represented District 8A from 2000 through July 2012. He served as the Majority Caucus Leader. Roberts resigned from the state House to take an appointment from Governor Butch Otter to the Idaho State Tax Commission.[1]

Roberts attended college at Boise State, the Moody Bible Institute, and the University of Idaho.

In addition to being a Representative, Roberts is a construction contractor and farmer.

Committee assignments

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Roberts served on these committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Roberts served on these committees:

Elections

2012

See also: Idaho House of Representatives elections, 2012

Roberts ran for re-election in the 2012 election for Idaho House of Representatives District 8A. He defeated John Blattler and Dan Davis in the Republican primary. Karla J. Miller ran unopposed in the Democratic primary. Roberts withdrew from the race on July 16, 2012, and was replaced on the ballot by Terry F. Gestrin. The general election took place on November 6, 2012.[2][3][4][1]

Idaho House of Representatives District 8A Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngKen A. Roberts Incumbent 44.9% 3,290
John Blattler 29.9% 2,194
Dan Davis 25.2% 1,848
Total Votes 7,332

2010

See also:Idaho House of Representatives elections, 2010

Roberts won re-election to District Seat 8A in 2010 with no opposition. He defeated Gordon Conrad in the Republican primary on May 25th by a margin of 4,397 to 1,921. The general election took place on November 2, 2010.[5]

Idaho House of Representatives, District 8A (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Ken Roberts (R) 11,486 100.0%

2008

On November 4, 2008, Republican Ken Roberts won re-election to the Idaho House of Representatives District 8A receiving 59.7% of the vote (11,043 votes), ahead of Democrat Richard Adams who received 40.3% of the vote (7,455 votes).[6]

Idaho House of Representatives, District 8A (2008)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Ken Roberts (R) 11,043 59.7%
Richard Adams (D) 7,455 40.3%

Campaign donors

2010

In 2010, a year in which Roberts was up for re-election, he collected $30,585 in donations.[7]

His largest contributors in 2010 were:

Idaho House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Ken Roberts's campaign in 2010
Idaho Farm Bureau$2,000
Potlatch Corp$1,500
Idaho Association Of Realtors$1,500
Hecla Mining$1,300
Qwest Communications$1,100
Total Raised in 2010 $30,585

2008

In 2008, Roberts raised $43,147.

Listed below are those who contributed the most to his campaign.[8]


Donor Amount
Idaho Farm Bureau $2,000
Idaho Republican Party $2,000
Idaho Association of Realtors $1,500
Micron Technology $1,500
Melaleuca Inc. $1,250
Blue Cross of Idaho $1,100
Idaho Power Co. $1,000
Freedom Fund $1,000
Idaho Soft Drink Association $1,000
Citigroup $1,000
Suncor Idaho $1,000
Potlatch Corp. $1,000

District 8-A

Roberts represented Seat A in Idaho House District 8. District 8 includes all of Clearwater, Idaho, Lewis, and Valley counties[9].

Personal

Ken is married to Mary Jo Roberts. They have three children and reside in Donnely, Idaho.

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Preceded by
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Idaho House of Representatives District 8A
2000–2012
Succeeded by
Terry F. Gestrin (R)