M.C. Heileson

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M.C. Heileson
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Candidate for
U.S. House, Idaho, District 2
High schoolBonneville High School (1963)
Bachelor'sBrigham Young University
ProfessionHVAC contractor
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M.C. Heileson was a 2012 Republican candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 2nd Congressional District of Idaho.


Heileson grew up in Iona, Idaho. After high school Heileson joined the National Guard and spent seven months in active duty stateside followed by four years in the active reserve.[1] He also served a one year tour of duty in Vietnam during the Vietnam War.[1] He attended Ricks College and received a bachelor's in political science from Brigham Young University.[1]


Heileson has been involved in the home construction and property development industries, as well as owning and operating various companies.[1] He is an HVAC contractor.[1]



See also: Idaho's 2nd Congressional District elections, 2012

Heileson ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent Idaho's 2nd District. Heileson was defeated in seeking the nomination on the Republican ticket.[2] Heileson faces incumbent Mike Simpson and John Baird in the Republican primary. Nicole LeFavour defeated Jack Wayne Chappell in the Democratic primary. Candidates wishing to run were required to file by the signature filing deadline of March 9, 2012. The primary elections were held on May 15, 2012.[3]

Idaho's 2nd Congressional District Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMike Simpson Incumbent 69.6% 50,799
M.C Heileson 30.4% 22,240
Total Votes 73,039

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Heileson and his wife, Gloria Severe, were married in 1972. They have 7 children and 13 grandchildren.[1]

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