Shirley Ringo

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Shirley Ringo
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Idaho House of Representatives District 5B
Incumbent
In office
1998-2000, 2002-Present
Term ends
December 1, 2014
Years in position (current service)12
Years in position (previous service)2
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$16,116/year
Per diem$122/day outside Boise, $49/day otherwise
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2002
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sWashington State University, 1962
Master'sWashington State University, 1965
Personal
BirthdayOctober 29, 1940
Place of birthFort Collins, CO
ProfessionTeacher (retired)
ReligionMethodist
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Shirley Ringo (b. October 29, 1940) is a Democratic member of the Idaho House of Representatives, representing District 5B since 2002, and previously from 1998 to 2000.

Ringo graduated with her Bachelor's degree from Washington State University in 1962 and her Master's in Mathematics teaching from Washington State in 1965.

Ringo is a retired teacher in Idaho's public schools.

Before becoming a representative, Ringo was Chairwoman of the Latah County Democrats from 1992 to 1998 and from 2000 to 2002. Ringo was also selected as a Delegate for the 1996 and 2000 Democratic National Conventions.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Idaho Committee Assignments, 2013
Appropriations
Judiciary, Rules, and Administration
Transportation and Defense
Joint Finance-Appropriations
Joint Legislative Oversight

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Issues

Campaign themes

2012

Ringo's campaign website lists the following issues:[1]

  • Taxes
Excerpt: "Enact a law permitting a local option sales tax. Remove the sales tax on food. Eliminate ineffective and unfair exemptions. ...Improve funding for safe roads and bridges."
  • Health
Excerpt: "Assure access to affordable high quality healthcare. Increase community treatment for substance abuse and mental health."
  • Early Childhood
Excerpt: "Higher standards for childcare providers. Require school districts to offer kindergarten. Increase focus on pre-kindergarten education."
  • Education
Excerpt: "Work with educators on pay and teacher evaluation plans. Salary equity for university teachers and researchers. Improve financial aid for post-secondary education. Restore and improve support for K-12 and higher education."

Elections

2012

See also:Idaho House of Representatives elections, 2010

Ringo won re-election in District 5B due to redistricting. She was unopposed in the Democratic primary on May 15 and defeated Kenneth B. De Vries in the general election on November 6, 2012. [2][3]

Idaho House of Representatives, District 5B, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngShirley Gene Ringo Incumbent 53.6% 10,739
     Republican Kenneth B. De Vries 46.4% 9,293
Total Votes 20,032

2010

See also:Idaho House of Representatives elections, 2010

Ringo won re-election to District Seat 6B in 2010 against Republican Isaac Young. She ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on May 25th. The general election took place on November 2, 2010.[4]

Idaho House of Representatives, District 6B (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Shirley Ringo (D) 6,748 55.4%
Isaac Young (R) 5,424 44.6%

2008

On November 4, 2008, Democrat Shirley Ringo won re-election to the Idaho House of Representatives District 6B receiving 57.6% of the vote (9,773 votes), ahead of Republican Rob Hassoldt who received 42.4% of the vote (7,187 votes).[5]

Idaho House of Representatives, District 6B (2008)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Shirley Ringo (D) 9,773 57.6%
Rob Hassoldt (R) 7,187 42.4%

Campaign donors

2012

Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.

2010

In 2010, a year in which Ringo was up for re-election, she collected $14,580 in donations.[6]

His largest contributors in 2010 were:

Idaho House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Shirley Ringo's campaign in 2010
Moscow Cares$1,000
Communications Workers Of America$1,000
Idaho Education Association$1,000
Idaho Power Co$750
Wallis, James G$500
Total Raised in 2010 $14,580

2008

In 2008, Eskridge raised $30,220.

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


Donor Amount
Shirley Ringo $5,000
Idaho Education Association $2,000
Phyllis Solomon $1,000
Phyllis Solomon $1,000
CMTE to Elect Wendy Jaquet $1,000

Personal

Shirley is married to John Ringo. They have three children and reside in Moscow, Idaho.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Frank Henderson (R)
Idaho House of Representatives District 5B
2012-present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Idaho House of Representatives District 6B
1998-2000, 2002–2012
Succeeded by
John Rusche (D)