Lin Whitworth

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Lin Whitworth
Member of the Idaho Senate
from the 33rd district
In office
1995–2001
Preceded by Karen McGee
Succeeded by Bert C. Marley
Personal details
Born (1933-12-28) December 28, 1933 (age 80)
Inkom, Idaho
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Carol
Children 7 children, 40 grandchildren
Residence Inkom
Profession Farmer, county commissioner

A. Lin Whitworth (born December 28, 1933) is a former Democratic county commissioner from Bannock County, Idaho. He previously served in the Idaho State Senate and was a candidate for the United States House of Representatives in 2004.

Whitworth was elected to the Idaho Senate in 1994, defeating Republican incumbent Karen McGee. He was reelected in 1996, 1998 and 2000 but resigned midway through his fourth term. Whitworth served in very small Democratic minorities in the Idaho Senate, and was one of only three Democrats in the body as of his 2001 resignation.

Whitworth won the Democratic nomination in the Idaho 2nd Congressional District in 2004, but was defeated by Republican incumbent Mike Simpson. In 2006 Whitworth was elected to the Bannock County Commission as a Democrat. However in 2008 was defeated for reelection in the Democratic primary by Karen Cordell. In 2014, he is running unopposed in the Democratic Primary for Idaho Senate District 28 and will face incumbent Republican Jim Guthrie in the General Election.

Whitworth is retired from Union Pacific Railroad where he was noted as a union activist. He is a lifelong resident of Inkom, a small town near Pocatello.

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Party political offices
Preceded by
Edward Kinghorn
Democratic Party nominee, Idaho's 2nd congressional district
2004 (lost)
Succeeded by
Jim D. Hansen