Posted by Statesman staff on November 5, 2014
Republican Lynn Luker claimed a narrow victory Tuesday over Democrat Steve Berch in District 15, which includes West Boise. Luker took 6,610 votes to Berch's 6,196 by the time all precincts had reported Wednesday morning.
Other statehouse races in Ada County favored incumbents:
- District 14: Incumbent Republicans Marv Hagedorn, Mike Moyle and Reed DeMourdant easily held onto their seats.
- District 15: Republicans Fred S. Martin and Patrick McDonald won by about 2,000 votes out of 12,500 total in their races.
- District 16: Democrats held on in competitive races. Grant Burgoyne, John McCrostie and Hy Kloc each took more than 8,000 of about 14,000 votes.
- District 17: Democrats Elliot Werk and Sue Chew ran unopposed, and Democrat John Gannon beat Libertarian Paul D. Hautzinger by a wide margin.
- District 18 and 19: Democrats in District 18 defeated their Republican opponents by winning about twice as many votes, while Democrats in District 19 won by even wider margins.
- District 20: The only opposed race, between Republican James Holtzclaw and Constitution Party candidate Daniel S. Weston, went easily to Holtzclaw.
- District 21: The only opposed race, between Republican Tom Dayley and Libertarian Joe Hautzinger, went to Dayley by a wide margin.
- District 22: Republicans Lori DenHartog, John Vander Woude and Jason Monks ran unopposed.
Posted by Audrey Dutton on November 3, 2014
Idaho Gov. Butch Otter spent more than 250 hours on the campaign trail in the first seven months of 2014, a Statesman analysis of his calendar shows.
Posted by Rocky Barker on November 3, 2014
Prepare yourself to vote then exercise your responsibility or stand there and watch someone take away your rights.
Posted by Katy Moeller on November 3, 2014
Two people listed on a mailer promoting Michael Chilton for Ada County coroner have denied endorsing the Republican candidate. The mailer went out to voters last week.
Posted by Rocky Barker on November 2, 2014
Public Policy Polling of Raleigh, N.C., found Gov. Butch Otter leading Democratic Boise businessman A.J. Balukoff 49 percent to 37 percent.
Posted by Rocky Barker on October 27, 2014
How much voters believe Gov. Butch Otter’s account of his handling of the CCA scandal is probably critical to A.J. Balukoff’s chances of beating him.
Posted by Rocky Barker on October 22, 2014
Idaho Conservation League Executive Director Rick Johnson posted that a retiring office holder told him how he voted and it wasn't for "the guy." Democrat Holli Woodings and Republican Lawerence Denney are vying to replace the outgoing secretary of state.