Terry F. Gestrin

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Terry F. Gestrin
Terry Gestrin.jpg
Idaho House of Representatives District 8A
In office
Term ends
December 1, 2014
Years in position 3
Base salary$16,116/year
Per diem$122/day outside Boise, $49/day otherwise
Elections and appointments
Next generalNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Valley County Commissioner
1995 - 2005
State Insurance Fund Board
2008 - Present
ProfessionGeneral and fuel store operator
Office website
Campaign website
Terry F. Gestrin is a Republican member of the Idaho House of Representatives, representing District 8A since 2012. Gestrin was selected to fill the spot vacated by Ken Roberts, who left mid-term to serve on the Idaho State Tax Commission.[1]

Gestrin is also a 2012 Republican candidate for District 8A of the Idaho House of Representatives.

Committee assignments


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

Idaho Committee Assignments, 2013
Resources and Conservation
Transportation and Defense


Campaign themes


Gestrin's campaign website lists the following issues:[2]

  • Free market, reduction in government regulations
  • The right to own and bear arms
  • Intelligent use of natural resources
  • Pro-life policies




See also: Idaho House of Representatives elections, 2012

Gestrin won election in the 2012 election for Idaho House of Representatives District 8A. On July 25, 2012, he was chosen as the ballot replacement for incumbent Ken Roberts, who withdrew on the July 16. He defeated Karla J. Miller (D) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[3][4]

Idaho House of Representatives, District 8A, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngTerry F. Gestrin 65.2% 13,894
     Democratic Karla J. Miller 34.8% 7,405
Total Votes 21,299


See also: Idaho State Senate elections, 2012

Gestrin ran in the 2012 election for Idaho State Senate District 8. He was defeated by Steven Thayn in the Republican primary on May 15.[5][6]

Idaho State Senate District 8 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngSteven Thayn 44.6% 3,312
Alan D. Ward 27.8% 2,065
Terry Gestrin 27.6% 2,053
Total Votes 7,430

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Preceded by
Ken Roberts (R)
Idaho House of Representatives District 8A
Succeeded by