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Thyra Stevenson

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Thyra K. Stevenson
Thyra K Stevenson.jpeg
Idaho House of Representatives District 6A
Former member
In office
December 1, 2012 - 2014
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Lewiston City Council
High schoolLewiston High School
Bachelor'sEnglish, Boston University
Master'sMA, Spanish, New York University, Madrid, Spain
Ph.D.ABD, Latin American Literature, University of Washington
Military service
Service/branchU.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, Aircraft Commander, Instructor Pilot & Flight Examiner
Campaign website
Thyra K. Stevenson is a former Republican member of the Idaho House of Representatives, representing District 6A from 2012 to 2014.

Committee assignments


At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Stevenson served on the following committees:

Idaho Committee Assignments, 2013
Agricultural Affairs
Joint Finance-Appropriations


Campaign themes


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

Enhance Economic Opportunity

  • Excerpt: "I believe we must focus on policies that foster the expansion of Idaho-based companies, create new business, and encourage entrepreneurship and investment. More private-sector jobs, expanded tax base, more productivity: all these elements flourish when government does not get in the way, but rather facilitates a higher quality of economic life, free of excessive regulation."

Strong Future - Empower Idahoans

  • Excerpt: "Education is key to Idaho's prosperity. We must continue to provide our citizens with quality educational opportunities. In addition, affordability and access to quality health care is a pressing need. It will require innovative ideas and solutions to ensure Idaho leads the way."

Promote Responsible Government

  • Excerpt: "Idahoans are fortunate to live in a state that respects the importance of zero-based budgeting and responsible fiscal planning. Our priorities include less regulation and common Sense Tax Structures."



See also: Idaho House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Idaho House of Representatives 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. Dan Rudolph was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while incumbent Thyra K. Stevenson was unopposed in the Republican primary. Rudolph defeated Stevenson in the general election.[2][3][4][5]

Idaho House of Representatives, District 6A, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDan Rudolph 50.1% 6,230
     Republican Thyra K. Stevenson Incumbent 49.9% 6,204
Total Votes 12,434


See also: Idaho House of Representatives elections, 2012

Stevenson won election in the 2012 election for Idaho House of Representatives District 6A. Stevenson ran unopposed in the Republican primary on May 15 and defeated Pete Gertonson (D) 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


See also: State legislative scorecards and State legislative scorecards in Idaho

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Because scorecards can be specific to particular issues or general to a state’s legislative term, for example, each report should be considered on its own merits. Each entity that publishes these reports uses different methodologies and definitions for the terms used.

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In 2013, the Idaho State Legislature was in session from January 7 through April 4.[8]

Legislators are scored on their votes on bills "impacting economic freedom in the state."


In 2012, the Idaho State Legislature was in session from January 9 through March 29.[9]

Legislators are scored on their stances on conservative issues.

Idaho Freedom Index

The Idaho Freedom Foundation, an Idaho-based, nonprofit educational research institute, released its "Idaho Freedom Index" in 2013. The index intended to show how Idaho legislators voted on the principles the Foundation seeks to promote. It measured each state legislator based on two tiers, which include whether legislators voted for or against bills that would create or eliminate government agencies, programs, and regulations, and bills that would impact the free market in a positive or negative way. Scores ranged from the highest possible score for members of the state Senate (194 points) and for members of the state House (180 points). A higher score indicated that the legislator voted more in favor of the values supported by the Foundation.[10] Stevenson received a score of 102 points in the 2013 index, ranking 10th out of 70 members of the Idaho House of Representatives that were evaluated for the study.


Stevenson and her husband, Walt, have five children.[11]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Thomas Trail (R)
Idaho House of Representatives District 6A
Succeeded by
Dan Rudolph (D)