2018 Idaho elections

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A general election was held in the U.S. state of Idaho on November 6, 2018. All of Idaho's executive officers will be up for election as well as both of Idaho's two seats in the United States House of Representatives.

Governor[edit]

Incumbent Republican Governor Butch Otter will not run for re-election to a fourth term.[1]

Idaho gubernatorial election, 2018[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Brad Little
Democratic Paulette Jordan
Libertarian Bev Boeck
Constitution Walter Bayes
Total votes

Lieutenant Governor[edit]

Incumbent Republican Lieutenant Governor Brad Little will not run for re-election to a third full term and will instead run for governor.[3]

Democratic primary[edit]

Results[edit]

Democratic primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Kristin Collum 52,417 88.2
Democratic Jim Fabe 6,987 11.8
Total votes 59,404 100.0

Republican primary[edit]

Declared

Results[edit]

Republican primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Janice McGeachin 51,098 28.9
Republican Stephen J. Yates 48,269 27.3
Republican Marv Hagedorn 26,653 15.1
Republican Bob Nonini 26,556 15.0
Republican Kelley Packer 24,513 13.8
Total votes 177,089 100.0

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

Idaho lieutenant gubernatorial election, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Kristin Collum
Republican Janice McGeachin
Total votes

Attorney General[edit]

Incumbent Republican Attorney General Lawrence Wasden announced on September 7th 2017 that he will run for re-election to a fifth term.[8]

Democratic primary[edit]

Results[edit]

Democratic primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Bruce S. Bistline 47,637 100.0
Total votes 47,637 100.0

Republican primary[edit]

Results[edit]

Republican primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Lawrence Wasden (incumbent) 157,064 100.0
Total votes 157,064 100.0

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

Idaho Attorney General election, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Bruce Bistline
Republican Lawrence Wasden (incumbent)
Total votes

Secretary of State[edit]

Incumbent Republican Secretary of State Lawerence Denney announced on April 19, 2017 that he will run for a second term.[9]

Democratic primary[edit]

Results[edit]

Democratic primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jill Humble 42,611 74.8
Democratic Joseph Chastain 14,361 25.2
Total votes 56,972 100.0

Republican primary[edit]

Results[edit]

Republican primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Lawerence Denney (incumbent) 157,014 100.0
Total votes 157,014 100.0

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

Idaho Attorney General election, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jill Humble
Republican Lawerence Denney (incumbent)
Total votes

Treasurer[edit]

Incumbent Republican State Treasurer Ron Crane will not run for re-election to a sixth term.[10]. No Democrats filed to run for this race.

Republican primary[edit]

Declared

Results[edit]

Republican primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Julie A. Ellsworth 60,482 36.8
Republican Tom Kealey 55,657 33.8
Republican Vicky J. McIntyre 48,310 29.4
Total votes 164,449 100.0

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

Idaho State Treasurer election, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Julie Ellsworth
Total votes
Republican hold

Controller[edit]

Incumbent Republican Controller Brandon D. Woolf has announced he will run for re-election to a second full term. He is unopposed in the general election because no Democrats filed to challenge Woolf.

Republican primary[edit]

Results[edit]

Republican primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Brandon D. Woolf (incumbent) 154,375 100.0
Total votes 154,375 100.0

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

Idaho State Controller election, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Brandon D. Woolf (incumbent)
Total votes
Republican hold

Superintendent of Public Instruction[edit]

Incumbent Republican Superintendent of Public Instruction Sherri Ybarra announced on December 16, 2016 that she will be running for re-election to a second term.[13]

Wilder School Superintendent Jeff Dillon has filed to run in the Republican primary on April 29, 2017. [14]

Democratic primary[edit]

Results[edit]

Democratic primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Cindy Wilson 49,565 74.8
Democratic Allen Humble 8,051 25.2
Total votes 57,616 100.0

Republican primary[edit]

Results[edit]

Republican primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Sherri Ybarra (incumbent) 103,071 58.9
Republican Jeff Dillon 71,856 41.1
Total votes 174,927 100.0

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

Idaho Superintendent of Public Instruction election, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Cindy Wilson
Republican Sherri Ybarra (incumbent)
Total votes

United States House of Representatives[edit]

Both of Idaho's two seats in the United States House of Representatives will be up for election in 2018.

Idaho's 1st Congressional District[edit]

Raúl Labrador has announced that he will not seek reelection for his congressional seat (CD1); he is instead running for Governor.

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]

Idaho's 2nd Congressional District[edit]

Mike Simpson hasn't announced whether or not he will run for reelection in 2018.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Russell, Betsy Z. (October 14, 2014). "Otter on running for 4th term: 'If I did, I'd be running as a bachelor, my wife told me'". The Spokesman-Review. Retrieved July 7, 2016.
  2. ^ "Nov 04, 2014 General Election Results". Idaho Secretary of State. Archived from the original on December 1, 2014. Retrieved December 8, 2014.
  3. ^ Dentzer, Bill (June 28, 2016). "Brad Little, Idaho's governor-in-waiting, commits to 2018 run". Idaho Statesman. Retrieved July 7, 2016.
  4. ^ "Meridian Sen. Marv Hagedorn announces lt. governor bid". Meridian Press. December 7, 2016. Retrieved December 11, 2016.
  5. ^ "Nonini makes bid for Idaho lieutenant governor". 2017-10-10. Retrieved 2017-12-05.
  6. ^ a b "2 more candidates to run for Idaho lieutenant governor". Spokesman.com. Retrieved 2017-04-15.
  7. ^ "Yates launches lt. gov. campaign, joining crowded race". Spokesman.com. Retrieved 2017-09-08.
  8. ^ "Wasden to seek another term as Attorney General, not join crowds running for governor, Congress". Spokesman.com. Retrieved 2017-09-08.
  9. ^ "Kimberlee Kruesi on Twitter". Twitter. Retrieved 2017-04-19.
  10. ^ "Eye on Boise: Idaho Treasurer Ron Crane won't seek re-election". Spokesman.com. Retrieved 2017-04-15.
  11. ^ "Ada County Treasurer Vicky McIntyre to run for state office". Spokesman.com. Retrieved 2017-09-08.
  12. ^ "Tom Kealey announces run for state treasurer, third Republican in the race". Spokesman.com. Retrieved 2017-09-08.
  13. ^ Corbin, Clark (December 16, 2015). "Ybarra to Seek Second Term as Schools Chief". Idaho Education News. Retrieved December 11, 2016.
  14. ^ TEGNA. "Wilder schools superintendent to run for state post". KTVB. Retrieved 2017-04-29.
  15. ^ Snyder, Michael. "It's Official: Michael Snyder Is Running For Congress, and He Wants to Turn Over the Tables In Washington D.C." Charisma News. Retrieved 2017-09-19.
  16. ^ "David Leroy announces candidacy for 1st District congressional seat". Spokesman.com. Retrieved 2017-09-19.
  17. ^ "Former Idaho senator Fulcher switches races to try for Congress". Spokesman.com. Retrieved 2017-09-19.
  18. ^ "Malek makes it official: He's running for 1st District congressional seat". Spokesman.com. Retrieved 2017-09-19.
  19. ^ Richert, Kevin (2017-10-26). "Christy Perry considers run for Congress". Idaho Education News. Retrieved 2017-10-30.
  20. ^ "State Rep. Christy Perry of Nampa enters already crowded 1st CD race". Spokesman.com. Retrieved 2017-11-27.

External links[edit]

Official Lieutenant Governor campaign websites
Official Attorney General campaign websites
Official Secretary of State campaign websites
Official Treasurer campaign websites
Official Controller campaign websites
Official Superintendent of Public Instruction campaign websites