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Jimmy Farris

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Jimmy Farris
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Candidate for
Idaho House of Representatives, District 16A
Elections and appointments
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
High schoolLewiston High School
Bachelor'sUniversity of Montana (2000)
Place of birthLewiston, ID
ProfessionFootball Player (Retired)
Jimmy Farris was a 2014 Democratic candidate for District 16A of the Idaho House of Representatives. He previously sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 1st Congressional District of Idaho in 2012.



  • Lewiston High School
  • 2000: University of Montana, Marketing and Management


Farris worked as a wide receiver for several seasons with the San Francisco 49er’s, New England Patriots, Atlanta Falcons and the Washington Redskins.[1] He was a member of the 2001 New England Patriots Super Bowl Championship team.[1]

Farris also founded the non-profit The Jimmy Farris Future Leaders Foundation, which helps to equipping and developing young leaders with the skills necessary to excel academically, spiritually, socially and athletically.[1]



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. John McCrostie defeated Jimmy Farris and Jeff Stephenson in the Democratic primary, while Rosann Wiltse was unopposed in the Republican primary. McCrostie defeated Wiltse in the general election.[2][3][4]

Idaho House of Representatives, District 16A, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJohn McCrostie 58.4% 8,197
     Republican Rosann Wiltse 41.6% 5,838
Total Votes 14,035
Idaho House of Representatives, District 16A Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJohn McCrostie 52.6% 1,048
Jimmy Farris 42.2% 842
Jeff Stephenson 5.2% 104
Total Votes 1,994


See also: Idaho's 1st Congressional District elections, 2012

Farris ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent Idaho's 1st District. Farris won the nomination on the Democratic ticket.[5] Farris defeated Cynthia Clinkingbeard in the Democratic primary. He faced Pro-Life (I), incumbent Raul Labrador (R) and Rob Oates (L) in the general election on November 6, 2012, and was defeated by Labrador.[6]

U.S. House, Idaho District 1 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRaul R. Labrador Incumbent 63% 199,402
     Democratic Jimmy Farris 30.8% 97,450
     Libertarian Rob Oates 3.9% 12,265
     Independent Pro-Life 2.4% 7,607
Total Votes 316,724
Source: Idaho Secretary of State "November 6, 2012 General Election Results"
U.S. House, Idaho District 1 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJimmy Farris 53.2% 5,362
Cynthia Clinkingbeard 46.8% 4,723
Total Votes 10,085

Campaign donors


Breakdown of the source of Farris's campaign funds before the 2012 election.

Farris lost election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Farris's campaign committee raised a total of $82,924 and spent $82,904.[7]

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