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Bill Killen

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Bill Killen
Idaho House of Representatives District 17A
Former Member
In office
Minority Caucus Leader
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Mayor, City of McCall
Bachelor'sStanford University, 1961
Master'sStanford University, 1967
J.D.University of Idaho College of Law, 1976
Date of birthNovember 5, 1938
Place of birthOlympia, WA
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Bill Killen (b. November 5, 1938) is a former Democratic member of the Idaho House of Representatives, representing District 17A from 2006 to 2012. He served as Minority Caucus Leader from 2011 to 2012.

Killen earned his Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University in 1961 and his Master's degree from Stanford in 1971. Killen earned his law degree from the University of Idaho in 1976. Killen served in the US Navy on active duty from 1960 to 1964.

In addition to being a representative, Killen is a practicing attorney. Killen is a also a former engineer for Hewlett Packard.

Committee assignments


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


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



See also: Idaho House of Representatives elections, 2012

Killen ran for re-election in the 2012 election for Idaho House of Representatives District 17A. He was running against John L. Gannon in the Democratic primary, but withdrew from the race on March 13, 2012.[2] Kreed Ray Kleinkopf is running unopposed in the Republican primary. Gus Voss is running as an independent. The general election took place on November 6, 2012.[3]


See also:Idaho House of Representatives elections, 2010

Killen won re-election to District Seat 17A in 2010 against Republican candiddate, Craig Thomas, and Libertarian candidate, Mikel Hautzinger. He ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on May 25th. The general election took place on November 2, 2010.[4]

Idaho House of Representatives, District 17A (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Bill Killen (D) 5,276 56.7%
Craig Thomas (R) 3,529 37.9%
Mikel Hautzinger (L) 499 5.4%


On November 4, 2008, Democrat Bill Killen won re-election to the Idaho House of Representatives District 17A receiving 76.7% of the vote (10,875 votes), ahead of Libertarian Mikel Hautzinger who received 23.3% of the vote (3,298 votes).[5]

Idaho House of Representatives, District 17A (2008)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Bill Killen (D) 10,875 76.7%
Mikel Hautzinger (L) 3,298 23.3%

Campaign donors


In 2010, a year in which Killen was up for re-election, he collected $22,110 in donations.[6]

His largest contributors in 2010 were:

Idaho House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Bill Killen's campaign in 2010
Idaho Education Association$2,000
Killen, William Michael$1,110
Coeur D Alene Tribe$1,000
Idaho Democratic Legislative Caucus$1,000
Bosco, David M$1,000
Total Raised in 2010 $22,110


In 2008, Killen raised $17,151.

Listed below are those who contributed the most to her campaign.[7]

Donor Amount
Idaho Education Association $2,000
Professional Fire Fighters of Idaho $1,000
David Bosko $1,000


Killen is divorced with four children and resides in Boise, Idaho.

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Preceded by
Idaho House of Representatives District 17A
Succeeded by
John L. Gannon (D)