John Rusche

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John Rusche
Idaho House of Representatives District 7B
In office
Term ends
December 1, 2012
Years in position 11
Minority Caucus Chair, Idaho State House
Base salary$16,116/year
Per diem$122/day outside Boise, $49/day otherwise
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected2004
Next generalNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sUniversity of Notre Dame, 1973
M.D.University School of Medicine, 1977
Date of birthDecember 3, 1950
Place of birthWaukesha, WI
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John Rusche (b. December 3, 1950) is a Democratic member of the Idaho House of Representatives. He has represented District 7B since 2004 and currently serves as Minority Leader. Rusche was re-elected in November of 2010 with his term expiring in 2012.

Rusche graduated from Notre Dame with his Bachelor's Degree in Chemical Engineering in 1973 and his Medical degree from Washington University in 1977.

Rusche is a retired physician and health insurance executive.

Committee assignments


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Rusche has been appointed to these committees:


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



See also: Idaho House of Representatives elections, 2012

Rusche is running for re-election in the 2012 election for Idaho House of Representatives. Due to redistricting, he is running in District 6B. He was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Daniel Santiago ran unopposed in the Republican primary. The general election takes place on November 6, 2012. [1]


See also:Idaho House of Representatives elections, 2010

Rusche won re-election to District Seat 7B in 2010 with no opposition. He ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on May 25th. The general election took place on November 2, 2010.[2]

Idaho House of Representatives, District 7A (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png John Rusche (D) 9,499 100.0%


On November 4, 2008, Democrat John Rusche won re-election to the Idaho House of Representatives District 7B receiving 100% of the vote (13,608 votes), ahead of Independent David Mosher who received 0% of the vote (0 votes).[3]

Idaho House of Representatives, District 7B (2008)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png John Rusche (D) 13,608 100%
David Mosher (Independent) 0 0%

Campaign donors


In 2010, a year in which Rusche was up for re-election, he collected $46,837 in donations.[4]

His largest contributors in 2010 were:


In 2008, Rusche raised $33,771.

Listed below are those who contributed the most to his campaign. [5]

Donor Amount
Professional Fire Fighters of Idaho $2,000
Winning for Idaho $1,000
Idaho Power Co. $1,000
Idaho Medical Association $1,000
Citigroup $1,000
Idaho Health Care Association $1,000
Idaho Education Association $1,000

District 7-B

Rusche represents seat B in Idaho House District 7. District 7 includes all of Nez Perce County[6].


John is married to Kay Rusche. They have one child and reside in Lewiston, Idaho.

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