|Idaho House of Representatives District 24B|
|December 1, 2014|
|Years in position||6|
|Per diem||$122/day outside Boise, $49/day otherwise|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Ph.D.||University of Minnesota|
Hartgen earned his B.A. in History from Amherst University, his M.A. from Brandeis University and his Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota.
Hartgen's professional experience includes working as a business consultant.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Hartgen served on the following committees:
|Idaho Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Commerce and Human Resources, Chair|
|• Environment, Energy, and Technology|
|• Revenue and Taxation|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Hartgen served on these committees:
|Idaho Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Commerce and Human Resources, Vice Chair|
|• Environment, Energy and Technology|
|• Joint Millennium Fund|
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Hartgen served on these committees:
|Idaho Committee Assignments, 2009|
|• Commerce and Human Resources|
|• Environment, Energy and Technology|
Hartgen's website highlighted the following campaign themes:
- Conservative Principles
- Excerpt: "I believe in limited government, individual accomplishment and opportunity and individual freedom and responsibility. The internal debates we sometimes have within the Republican Party are healthy in this regard."
- Gun Control
- Excerpt: "The patriots at Lexington Green and Concord Bridge were organized into militia companies, but the guns they carried on that April day in 1775 were their own. I oppose efforts to abridge that right."
- School prayer
- Excerpt: "The Founding Fathers understood the importance of God's hand in the shaping of our nation. We should acknowledge that creation. The separation of church and state, as the Founding Fathers understood it, was never intended to remove prayers and expressions of faith from the public square of American life."
- Human Life
- Excerpt: "I believe human life begins at conception. We should limit abortion to those situations involving rape, incest, or to save the life of the mother."
- Gay Marriage
- Excerpt: "I believe the institution of traditional marriage should be protected in Idaho. By history, culture, Scripture and biology, marriage is intended as between a man and a woman, not in any other way."
Hartgen won re-election in the 2012 election for Idaho House of Representatives. Due to redistricting, he ran in District 24B. He was unopposed in the Republican primary and defeated Rosemary Fornshell (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.
|Idaho House of Representatives, District 24B, General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Stephen Hartgen Incumbent||59.9%||9,202|
|Idaho House of Representatives, District 23B (2010)|
|Stephen Hartgen (R)||7,496||68.4%|
|Bill Chisholm (D)||3,465||31.6%|
On November 4, 2008, Republican Stephen Hartgen won the election to the Idaho House of Representatives District 23B receiving 64.8% of the vote (9,951 votes), ahead of Democrat Mike Ihler who received 35.2% of the vote (5,413 votes).
|Idaho House of Representatives, District 23B (2008)|
|Stephen Hartgen (R)||9,951||64.8%|
|Mike Ihler (D)||5,413||35.2%|
Comprehensive donor information for Hartgen is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Hartgen raised a total of $63,632 during that time period. This information was last updated on December 12, 2013.
|Stephen Hartgen's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Idaho House, District 24B||$25,517|
|2010||Idaho House, District 23B||$17,245|
|2008||Idaho House, District 23B||$20,870|
|Grand Total Raised||$63,632|
2012Hartgen won re-election to the Idaho House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Hartgen raised a total of $25,517.
|Idaho House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Stephen Hartgen's campaign in 2012|
|Twin Falls County Republican Central Committee||$3,000|
|Elect Lance Clow Account||$1,753|
|Idaho Farm Bureau||$1,500|
|Lee Helder Campaign||$1,228|
|Total Raised in 2012||$25,517|
|Source:Follow the Money|
In 2010, a year in which Hartgen was up for re-election, he collected $17,245 in donations.
His largest contributors in 2010 were:
|Idaho House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Stephen Hartgen's campaign in 2010|
|Idaho Farm Bureau||$1,350|
|Magic Valley Mall||$1,000|
|Idaho Land Fund||$500|
|Education Networks Of America||$500|
|Total Raised in 2010||$17,245|
In 2008, Anderson raised $20,870.
Listed below are those who contributed the most to his campaign.
|Idaho Republican Party||$2,000|
|Grace N. Jones||$1,000|
|Idaho Power Co.||$1,000|
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. Hartgen received a score of -37 points in the 2013 index, ranking 54th out of 70 members of the Idaho House of Representatives that were evaluated for the study.
Hartgen has a wife, Linda.
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- Campaign Website
- Stephen Hartgen on Facebook
- Idaho House of Representatives - Stephen Hartgen
- Project Vote Smart legislative profile
- Project Vote Smart biography
- Campaign contributions: 2008
- Stephen Hartgen on Twitter
- Stephen Hartgen, "Issues," accessed October 18, 2012
- Idaho Secretary of State, "2012 primary election results," May 15, 2012
- Idaho Secretary of State – Elections Division, “November 6, 2012 General Election Results,” accessed December 27, 2012
- Idaho Secretary of State - 2010 General election results
- Idaho House of Representatives official election results for 2008
- Follow the Money, "Hartgen, Stephen," accessed December 12, 2013
- 2010 campaign contributions
- 2008 contributors to Stephen Hartgen
- Idaho Freedom Foundation, "2013 Freedom Index," accessed August 19, 2013
Sharon Block (R)
|Idaho House of Representatives District 24B
| Succeeded by|
|Idaho House of Representatives District 23B
| Succeeded by|
Pete Nielsen (R)