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Thomas Loertscher
Idaho House of Representatives District 31B
In office
Term ends
December 1, 2012
Years in position 11
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
Prior offices
Commissioner, Bonneville County
Bachelor'sUniversity of Utah
Date of birthJanuary 4, 1944
Place of birthPark City, UT
Office website
Thomas Loertscher (b. January 4, 1944) is a Republican member of the Idaho House of Representatives, serving District 31B since 2004. Loretscher was re-elected in November of 2010 with his term expiring in 2012. He first served in the Idaho House from 1996 to 2002.

Loretscher earned his Bachelor's degree in Accounting from the University of Utah.

In addition to being a legislator, Loretscher is a rancher.

Committee assignments


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



See also: Idaho House of Representatives elections, 2012

Loertscher is running for re-election in the 2012 election for Idaho House of Representatives. Due to redistricting, he is running in District 32B. He is running against Kelton L. Larsen and Franklyn G. Vilt Sr. in the Republican primary. Ralph Mossman is running unopposed in the Democratic primary. The general election takes place on November 6, 2012. [1]


See also:Idaho House of Representatives elections, 2010

Loertscher won re-election to District Seat 31B in 2010 against Democrat Ralph Mossman. He ran unopposed in the Republican primary on May 25th. The general election took place on November 2, 2010.[2]

Idaho House of Representatives, District 31B (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Thomas Loertscher (R) 9,965 68.4%
Ralph Mossman (D) 4,597 31.6%


On November 4, 2008, Republican Thomas Loertscher won re-election to the Idaho House of Representatives District 31B receiving 98.2% of the vote (15,421 votes), ahead of Independent Ralph Mossman who received 1.8% of the vote (289 votes).[3]

Idaho House of Representatives, District 31B (2008)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Thomas Loertscher (R) 15,421 98.2%
Ralph Mossman (Independent) 289 1.8%

Campaign donors


In 2010, a year in which Loertscher was up for re-election, he collected $18,600 in donations.[4]

His largest contributors in 2010 were:

Idaho House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Thomas Loertscher's campaign in 2010
Idaho Farm Bureau$1,550
Idaho Telecom Alliance$1,000
Bonneville County Republican Central Cmte$1,000
Idaho Hospital Association$1,000
Blue Cross Of Idaho$750
Total Raised in 2010 $18,600


In 2008, Loertscher raised $22,680.

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

Donor Amount
Idaho Veterinary Medical Association $1,000
House Republican Victory Fund of Idaho $1,000
Winning for Idaho $1,000
Stan Hawkins $1,000
Employers Resource of America $1,000
PacifiCorp $1,000
Idaho Chooses Life Pac $1,000

Committee assignments

Loretscher serves on these committees:

District 31-B

Loretscher represents seat B in Idaho House District 31. District 31 includes all of Caribou County[6].


Thomas is married to Linda Loetscher. They have eight children and reside in Iona, Idaho.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Idaho House District 31B
Succeeded by