Richard Keller

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Richard Keller
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Former candidate for
Idaho State Senate, District 15
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
ProfessionMechanical Engineer
Richard Keller was a 2014 Democratic candidate for District 15 of the Idaho State Senate. He ran unsuccessfully for District 15A of the Idaho House of Representatives in 2012.


Keller earned his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering in 1994. His professional experience includes working as a sr. mechanical engineer and homeowners association board member and president.[1]


Campaign themes


Keller's campaign website listed the following issues:

Excerpt: "FOR: Excellence and Quality Education in Our Public Schools
AGAINST: Replacing Teachers with Computers"
Excerpt: "FOR: Middle-Class Tax Payers
AGAINST: Unnecessary Tax Cuts for Large Corporations and the Wealthy"
Excerpt: "FOR: Affordable Healthcare
AGAINST: Government Mandated Medical Procedures"
Excerpt: "FOR: Openness and Accountability
AGAINST: Secrecy and Favoritism in Our Government"



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. Richard Keller was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while incumbent Fred S. Martin defeated Diego Rodriguez in the Republican primary. Keller was defeated by Martin in the general election. Quane Kenyon, Sr. (R) filed to run but did not appear on the primary ballot.[2][3][4]

Idaho State Senate, District 15, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngFred S. Martin Incumbent 57.7% 7,244
     Democratic Richard Keller 42.3% 5,302
Total Votes 12,546
Idaho State Senate, District 15 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngFred S. Martin Incumbent 60.3% 2,034
Diego Rodriguez 39.7% 1,339
Total Votes 3,373


See also: Idaho House of Representatives elections, 2012

Keller ran in the 2012 election for Idaho House of Representatives District 15A. He defeated John Hart in the Democratic primary on May 15 and was defeated by incumbent Lynn M. Luker (R) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[5][6][7]

Idaho House of Representatives, District 15A, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngLynn M. Luker Incumbent 59% 10,602
     Democratic Richard Keller 41% 7,379
Total Votes 17,981
Idaho House of Representatives District 15A Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngRichard Keller 58% 408
John Hart 42% 295
Total Votes 703


Keller has a wife, LeAnn, and a child, Sarah.[8]

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