Thomas Loertscher

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Thomas Loertscher
Idaho House of Representatives District 32B
In office
Term ends
December 1, 2014
Years in position 11
Base salary$16,116/year
Per diem$122/day outside Boise, $49/day otherwise
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2004
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Commissioner, Bonneville County
Bachelor'sUniversity of Utah
Date of birthJanuary 4, 1944
Place of birthPark City, UT
Office website
Campaign website
Thomas Loertscher (b. January 4, 1944) is a Republican member of the Idaho House of Representatives, representing District 32B since 2012. He previously represented District 31B from 2004 to 2012. He previously 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


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

Idaho Committee Assignments, 2013
State Affairs, Chair
Commerce and Human Resources


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



See also: Idaho House of Representatives elections, 2012

Loertscher won re-election in the 2012 election for Idaho House of Representatives. Due to redistricting, he ran in District 32B. He defeated Kelton L. Larsen and Franklyn G. Vilt Sr. in the Republican primary and defeated Ralph Mossman (D)[1] in the general election on November 6, 2012.[2][3][4]

Idaho House of Representatives, District 32B, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngThomas Loertscher Incumbent 73.7% 14,416
     Democratic Ralph Mossman 26.3% 5,147
Total Votes 19,563

Idaho House of Representatives District 32B Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngTom Loertscher 54.4% 4,257
Kelton Larsen 30.1% 2,356
Franklyn G. Vilt Sr. 15.4% 1,206
Total Votes 7,819


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.[5]

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).[6]

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


Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.


In 2010, a year in which Loertscher was up for re-election, he collected $18,600 in donations.[7]

His largest contributors in 2010 were:


In 2008, Loertscher raised $22,680.

Listed below are those who contributed the most to his campaign. [8]

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:


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

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Preceded by
Erik Simpson (R)
Idaho House of Representatives District 32B
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Idaho House of Representatives District 31B
Succeeded by
Julie Van Orden (R)