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Idaho: 2006 Elections
Edited on Tue Oct-03-06 11:44 PM by Eugene


Idaho

2006 Elections: Governor, US Senator, Other Statewide Offices, US House, State Senate, State House, Ballot initiatives/Referendums

This page was edited by: IDemo, Daylin Byak, Eugene

State Politics At-A-Glance


Population (2000 Census): 1,293,953
Electoral Votes: 4

:redbox: 2004 Presidential: Kerry (D) 30%, Bush (R) 69%
:redbox: 2000 Presidential: Gore (D) 28%, Bush (R) 67%, Nader (I) 2%
:redbox: 1996 Presidential: Clinton (D) 34%, Dole (R) 52%, Perot (I) 13%

:redbox: Governor: Jim Risch (R) Elected Lt. Governor: 2002 (Next Election: 2006)
:redbox: Senior US Senator: Larry Craig (R) Elected: 1990, 1996, 2002 (Next Election: 2008)
:redbox: Junior US Senator: Mike Crapo (R) Elected: 1998, 2004 (Next Election: 2010)
:redbox: US House (2 seats): D-0, R-2
:redbox: State Senate (35 seats): D-7, R-28
:redbox: State House (70 seats): D-13, R-57

Election Information


Primary Election Dates
Voter Registration Deadline for Primary Election: April 28, 2006 *
State/Local Primary Date: May 23, 2006, 8:00am - 8:00pm

General Election Dates
Voter Registration Deadline for General Election: October 13, 2006 *
General Election Date (all states): November 07, 2006, 8:00am - 8:00pm

* Voters may register at the polling place on election day.

State Office in charge of Elections
IDAHO SECRETARY OF STATE
700 West Jefferson
Boise ID 83720-0080
Phone: (208) 334-2300
Fax: (208) 334-2282
http://www.idsos.state.id.us/elect/eleindex.htm

State Democratic Party
Idaho Democratic Party
988 Longmont, Suite 110
P.O. Box 445
Boise, ID 83701
Phone: (208) 336-1815 / (800) 542-4737 (toll-free)
Fax: (208) 336-1817
Email: info@idaho-democrats.org
http://www.idaho-democrats.org

State Republican Party
Idaho Republican Party
Box 2267 Boise, ID 83701-2267
Phone: (208) 343-6405 / 1-866-343-6405
Fax: (208) 343-6414
http://www.idgop.org

Governor's Race 2006


Candidates

Jerry Brady (D)
Newspaper Publisher and Attorney
Campaign Website: http://www.bradyforidaho.org

C.L. "Butch" Otter (R)
Congressman
Campaign Website: http://www.otter4idaho.com

Marvin Richardson (C)
Sawmill Owner and Pro-Life Activist
Campaign Website: http://www.novotewasted.com/candidates/prolife.html

Ted Dunlap (L)
Idaho Libertarian Party Chairman
Campaign Website: ?

US Senate Race 2006


No US Senate Race in 2006

Other Statewide Races 2006


Lieutenant Governor

Larry LaRocco (D)
Former Congressman and Lobbyist
Campaign Website: http://www.laroccoforidaho.com

Jim Risch (R)
Governor
Campaign Website: ?

William Charles Wellisch (C)
Campaign Website: http://www.novotewasted.com/candidates/wellisch.html

Secretary of State

Ben Ysursa (R) Incumbent
Secretary of State
Campaign Website: http://www.ysursa.com

State Controller

Jackie Groves Twilegar (D)
Businesswoman and Community Activist
Campaign Website: http://www.twilegarforcontroller.com

Donna Jones (R)
Former State Representative and State GOP Vice Chair
Campaign Website: ?

State Treasurer

Howard Faux (D)
Former Banker
Campaign Website: ?

Ron Crane (R) Incumbent
State Treasurer
Campaign Website: http://www.roncrane.com

Attorney General

Bob Wallace (D)
Attorney
Campaign Website: http://www.winwithwallace.org

Lawrence Wasden (R) Incumbent
Attorney General
Campaign Website: http://www.lawrencewasden.com

Superintendent of Public Instruction

Jana Jones (D)
Chief Deputy State Superintendent of Public Instruction and Educator
Campaign Website: http://www.jana4education.com

Tom Luna (R)
Former Nampa School Board Member and Businessman
Campaign Website: http://www.tomluna4idaho.com

US House of Representatives Races 2006


US House Districts: 2

Key Races: 01 OPEN SEAT, Bill Sali (R) v. Larry Grant (D)

Candidates, by Congressional District

ID-01
Larry Grant (D), Campaign Website: http://www.grantforcongress.com
Bill Sali (R), Campaign Website: http://www.billsali.com
Paul Smith (C), Campaign Website: http://www.novotewasted.com/candidates/smith.html
Andy Hedden-Nicely (United), Campaign Website: http://hedden-nicely.com
Dave Olson (I), Campaign Website: ?

ID-02
Jim Hansen (D), Campaign Website: http://www.jimhansenforidaho.com
Mike Simpson (R), Incumbent, Campaign Website: http://www.mikesimpson.org
Travis J. Hedrick (C), Campaign Website: http://www.novotewasted.com/candidates/hedrick.html
Cameron Forth (I), Campaign Website: ?

State Senate Races 2006


State Senate Districts: 35

Seats at stake in 2006: 35

Key Races: ?

State House Races 2006


State House Districts: 70

Seats at stake in 2006: 70

Key Races: ?

Ballot initiatives/Referendums


:graybox: Proposition 1 Initiative Increasing K-12 Education Funding for Local Public Schools
   by Adding One Percent to Sales Tax
   An initiative relating to K-12 public school funding; identifying the purpose of this initiative
   as providing adequate and stable funding for local K-12 public schools; adding one percent (1%)
   sales tax rate, effective July 1, 2007, or requiring legislature to develop alternative revenue
   stream for this component of K-12 local public school funding; creating the Idaho Local Public
   Schools Investment Fund which, along with other revenue sources, will be used exclusively for K-12
   public education, and which must be used for supporting students in the classroom and improving
   local schools; requiring annual accountability reports from local school boards on use of increased
   revenues; requiring that increased revenues in the Idaho Local Public Schools Investment Fund augment,
   not replace, current K-12 public school support revenue, establishing the method to compute each year's
   general fund appropriation for public schools; providing for distribution of increased revenues through
   the current K-12 public school funding mechanism; requiring advisory revote on Act in year 2020; and
   containing a severability clause.
   Full Text

:graybox: Proposition 2 Initiative Limiting Eminent Domain when Used for Economic Development;
   Defining Land Use Law; and Permitting Just Compensation for Regulatory Takings.
   An initiative relating to eminent domain; amending Section 7 701, Idaho Code, to provide limitations
   on eminent domain for private parties, and for urban renewal or economic development purposes; and
   provide for further judicial review of proceedings involving the exercise of eminent domain; adding
   a new Section 7-701A to provide for definitions relating to highest and best use, fair market value,
   just compensation, and land use law; and amending Chapter 80, Title 67, Idaho Code, to provide for just
   compsnsation when a regulatory action reduces fair market value of property and to provide just
   compensation to a condemnee.
   Full Text

:graybox: Proposed Constitutional Amendment H.J.R. 2
   Shall Article III, of the Constitution of the State of Idaho be amended by the addition
   of a new Section 28, to provide that a marriage between a man and a woman is the only
   domestic legal union that shall be valid or recognized in this state?
   Full Text

:graybox: Proposed Constitutional Amendment S.J.R. 107 Idaho Millenium Permanent Endowment Fund
   Shall the Constitution of the State of Idaho be amended by the addition of a new Section 18,
   Article VII, to create an Idaho Millennium Permanent Endowment Fund to consist of eighty percent
   of the moneys received each year by the state of Idaho on and after January 1, 2007, pursuant
   to the Master Settlement Agreement entered into between tobacco product manufacturers and
   the state of Idaho, and any other moneys that may be appropriated or otherwise directed
   to the Idaho Millennium Permanent Endowment Fund by the legislature, including other moneys or
   assets that the Idaho Millennium Permanent Endowment Fund receives by bequest or private donation,
   to provide that such moneys shall remain inviolate and intact except that the state treasurer
   shall distribute five percent of the Idaho Millennium Permanent Endowment Fund's average monthly
   fair market value for the first twelve months of the preceding twenty-four months to the Idaho
   Millennium Income Fund, to provide that such distribution shall not exceed the Idaho Millennium
   Permanent Endowment Fund's fair market value on the first business day of July; to create
   an Idaho Millennium Income Fund, subject to appropriation as provided by law, to consist of the
   distribution from the Idaho Millennium Permanent Endowment Fund and other moneys that may be
   appropriated or otherwise directed to the Idaho Millennium Income Fund as provided by law;
   and to provide that the remaining twenty percent of the moneys received by the state of Idaho
   on and after January 1, 2007, pursuant to the Master Settlement Agreement entered into between
   tobacco product manufacturers and the state of Idaho and the earnings thereon, shall be deposited
   to the Idaho Millennium Fund, to provide that the Idaho Millennium Fund may consist of any other
   moneys that may be appropriated or otherwise directed to the Idaho Millennium Fund by the
   legislature, including other moneys or assets that the Idaho Millennium Fund receives by bequest
   or private donation, to provide that moneys in the Idaho Millennium Fund shall be allowed to
   accumulate, but shall not exceed a maximum limit as determined by law, to provide that any amounts
   so accumulating in the Idaho Millennium Fund which exceed the maximum limit, shall be transferred,
   no less than once a year, to the Idaho Millennium Permanent Endowment Fund and to provide that such
   moneys and earnings in the permanent endowment fund shall also remain inviolate and intact?
   Full Text

:graybox: ADVISORY VOTE
   Should the State of Idaho keep the property tax relief adopted in August 2006, reducing property
   taxes by approximately $260 million and protecting funding for public schools by keeping the sales
   tax at 6%?

Links


Blogs
Democratic Underground Idaho Forum
LeftyBlogs.com Idaho
43rd State Blues
Red State Rebels
Eye on Boise
Liberal Idaho
Idaho Progressive Caucus
Fort Boise
Ridenbaugh Press

Demographic Links
U.S. Census Bureau Idaho Quick Facts

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