Political party strength in Idaho

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The following table indicates the parties of elected officials in the U.S. state of Idaho:

The table also indicates the historical party composition in the:

For years in which a presidential election was held, the table indicates which party's nominees received the state's electoral votes.

The parties are as follows:       Democratic (D),       Democratic–Populist fusion (D/P),       Democratic–Populist–Silver Republican fusion, (D/P/SR),       Democratic–Silver Republican fusion (D/SR),       Independent (I),       Populist (P),       Socialist (S),       Silver Republican (SR),       Republican (R), and       a tie or coalition within a group of elected officials.

Year Executive offices State Legislature United States Congress Electoral College votes
Governor Lieutenant Governor Sec. of State Atty. Gen. Auditor/
Controller
Treasurer Supt. of Pub. Inst. Insp. Mines State Senate State House U.S. Senator (Class II) U.S. Senator (Class III) U.S. House District 1 U.S. House District 2
1863 William H. Wallace (R)[2] no such office William B. Daniels[3] no such office John M. Bacon Derrick S. Kenyon no such office no such office no such bodies no such offices no such office no electoral votes
1864 Caleb Lyon[2] C. DeWitt Smith[3] Benjamin F. Lamkin Ephraim Smith J. R. Chittenden William H. Wallace (R)[4]
1865 Horace G. Gilson[3] Edward Dexter Holbrook (D)[4]
1866 David W. Ballard[5] S.R. Howlett[3] W. R. Bishop
1867 Horace B. Lane Edward C. Sterling Jacob K. Shafer (D)[4]
William R. Bishop
1868 Daniel Cram
1869 Edward J. Curtis[3]
1870 Samuel Bard[6]
Gilman Marston[6]
1871 Alexander H. Conner[6] John S. Gray Samuel Augustus Merritt (D)[4]
Thomas M. Bowen[6]
Thomas W. Bennett (R)[6]
1872 John Huntoon
1873 John Hailey (D)[4]
1874
1875 David P. Thompson[6] Joseph Perrault Thomas W. Bennett (I)[4]
1876 Mason Brayman[6] Stephen Southmyd Fenn (D)[4]
1877
1878 John P. Hoyt[7] Robert A. Sidebotham[3]
1879 George Ainslie (D)[4]
1880 John Baldwin Neil[7] Theodore Frelinghuysen Singiser (R)[3]
1881 James L. Onderdonk
1882
1883 John N. Irwin[8] Edward L. Curtis[3] Theodore Frelinghuysen Singiser (R)[4]
1884 William M. Bunn[8] David P.B. Pride[3]
1885 Edward A. Stevenson[9] Edward J. Curtis[3] D. P. B. Pride Silas W. Moody Joseph Perrault John Hailey (D)[4]
1886
1887 Richard Z. Johnson J. H. Wickersham Charlies Himrod Silas W. Moody Fred Dubois (R)[4]
1888
1889 George Laird Shoup[10] Charles C. Stevenson
1890 George Laird Shoup (R)[11] N. B. Willey (R)
N. B. Willey (R)[12] John S. Gray (R) George Laird Shoup (R) William J. McConnell (R) Willis Sweet (R)
1891 A. J. Pinkham (R) George H. Roberts (R) Silas W. Moody (R) Frank R. Coffin (R) Joseph Harroun (R) 18 members 36 members Fred Dubois (R)
1892 James Weaver and James G. Field (P) Red XN
1893 William J. McConnell (R) F. B. Willis (R) J. F. Curtis (R) George M. Parsons (R) Frank C. Ramsey (R) W. C. Hill (R) B. B. Lower (R) William S. Haskins
1894
1895 F. J. Mills (R) I. W. Garrett (R) Charles Bunting (R) C. A. Foresman (R) E. H. Dewey (R) 10R, 5P, 2D, 1I 25R, 8P, 1D, 1I Edgar Wilson (R)
1896 William Jennings Bryan and Arthur Sewall (D/P/SR) Red XN
1897 Frank Steunenberg (D/P)[13] George F. Moore (D/P)[13] George Lewis (D/P)[13] Robert McFarland (D/P)[13] J. H. Anderson (D/P)[13] George H. Storer (D/P)[13] Louis Anderson (D/P)[13] Benjamin Hastings (D/P)[13] 7R, 7P, 7D 17R, 16P, 15D Henry Heitfeld (D/P)[13] James Gunn (P)
1898
1899 J. H. Hutchinson (D/SR)[14] M.A. Patrie (R) S. H. Hays (D) Bartlett Sinclair (D) L. C. Rice (D/P/SR)[15] Permeal French (D) Jay A. Czizek (D/SR)[14] 9R, 7D/(P)/SR, 3D, 2P 17D/(P)/SR, 14D, 12R, 6P Edgar Wilson (SR)
1900 William Jennings Bryan and Adlai E. Stevenson I (D) Red XN
1901 Frank W. Hunt (D) Thomas F. Terrell (D) Charles Bassett (D/SR)[14] Frank Martin (D) E. W. Jones (D/SR)[14] J. J. Plummer (D) Martin Jacobs (D/P/SR)[15] 10D, 7R, 3P, 1SR 20R, 16D, 7SR, 6P Fred T. Dubois (D) Thomas L. Glenn (P)
1902
1903 John T. Morrison (R) James M. Stevens (R) Will H. Gibson (R) John A. Bagley (R) Theo Turner (R) Henry C. Coffin (R) May L. Scott (R) Robert N. Bell (R) 14R, 6D, 1I 35R, 11D Weldon B. Heyburn (R) Burton L. French (R)
1904 Theodore Roosevelt and Charles Fairbanks (R) Green tickY
1905 Frank R. Gooding (R) Burpee L. Steeves (R) John Guheen (R) Robert S. Bragaw (R) 19R, 2D 48R, 2D
1906
1907 Ezra A. Burrell (R) Robert Lansdon (R) C. A. Hastings (R) S. Belle Chamberlain (R) 15R, 6D 38R, 12D, 1I William Edgar Borah (R)[16]
1908 William Howard Taft and James Sherman (R) Green tickY
1909 James H. Brady (R) Lewis H. Sweetser (R) D. C. McDougall (R) S. D. Taylor (R) F. Cushing Moore (R) 13R, 10D 44R, 9D Thomas Ray Hamer (R)
1910
1911 James H. Hawley (D) Wilford L. Gifford (R) O. V. Allen (R)[17] Grace M. Shepherd (R) Robert N. Bell (R) 14R, 8D 35R, 24D Burton L. French (R)
1912 Kirtland I. Perky (D) Woodrow Wilson and Thomas R. Marshall (D) Green tickY
1913 John M. Haines (R) Herman H. Taylor (R) Joseph H. Peterson (R) Fred L. Huston (R) 21R, 3D 56R, 4D James H. Brady (R) Burton L. French (R)[18] Addison T. Smith (R)[18]
1914 E. H. Dewey (R)[19]
1915 Moses Alexander (D) George R. Barker (R) John W. Eagleson (R) Bernice McCoy (R) 19R, 11D, 2Pr, 1S 32R, 28D, 1Pr Robert M. McCracken (R)[18]
1916
1917 Ernest L. Parker (D) William T. Dougherty (D) T. A. Walters (D) Clarence Van Deusen (D) Ethel E. Redfield (R) 21D, 16R 36D, 29R Burton L. French (R)[18]
1918 John F. Nugent (D)
1919 D. W. Davis (R) Charles C. Moore (R) Robert O. Jones (R) Roy L. Black (R) Edward G. Gallett (R) 29R, 12D 46R, 18D Burton L. French (R) Addison T. Smith (R)
1920 Warren G. Harding and Calvin Coolidge (R) Green tickY
1921 Daniel F. Banks (R) Stewart Campbell (R) 39R, 5D 51R, 3D Frank R. Gooding (R)
1922
1923 Charles C. Moore (R) H. C. Baldridge (R) F. A. Jeter (R) A. H. Conner (R) Elizabeth Russum (R) 25R, 14D, 5Pr 37R, 22D, 6Pr
1924 Calvin Coolidge and Charles Dawes (R) Green tickY
1925 32R, 7Pr, 5D 45R, 12Pr, 5D
1926
1927 H. C. Baldridge (R) O. E. Hailey (R) Fred E. Lukens (R) Frank L. Stephan (R) Byron Defenbach (R) Mabelle McConnell Lyman (R) 29R, 11D, 4Pr 52R, 8Pr, 7D, 1I
1928 John W. Thomas (R) Herbert Hoover and Charles Curtis (R) Green tickY
1929 W. B. Kinne[16] W. D. Gillis (R) Myrtle R. Davis (R) 31R, 12D, 1I 50R, 9D
O. E. Hailey (R)
1930
1931 C. Ben Ross (D) G. P. Mix (D) Fred J. Babcock (R) George Barrett (R) 23R, 21D 43R, 27D
1932 Franklin D. Roosevelt and John Nance Garner (D) Green tickY
1933 George E. Hill (D) Franklin Girard (D) Bert H. Miller (D) Harry C. Parsons (D) Myrtle P. Enking (D) John W. Condie (D) W. H. Simons (D) 35D, 9R 59D, 4R James P. Pope (D) Compton I. White (D) Thomas C. Coffin (D)
1934
1935 G. P. Mix (D) Arthur Campbell (D) 36D, 8R 53D, 6R David Worth Clark (D)
1936
1937 Barzilla W. Clark (D) Charles C. Gossett (D) Ira H. Masters (D) J. W. Taylor (D) 33D, 11R 50D, 9R
1938
1939 C. A. Bottolfsen (R) Donald S. Whitehead (R) George H. Curtis (D) Calvin W. Wright (D) 27R, 17D 39R, 20D David Worth Clark (D) Henry C. Dworshak (R)
1940 John W. Thomas (R) Franklin D. Roosevelt and Henry Wallace (D) Green tickY
1941 Chase A. Clark (D) Charles C. Gossett (D) Bert H. Miller (D) C. E. Roberts (D)[17] 23D, 21R 36R, 28D
1942
1943 C. A. Bottolfsen (R) Edwin Nelson (R) 31R, 13D 32R, 27D
1944 Acel H. Chatburn (R)[19] Franklin D. Roosevelt and Harry S. Truman (D) Green tickY
1945 Charles C. Gossett (D)[20] Arnold Williams (D) Ira H. Masters (D) Frank Langley (D) Ernest G. Hansen (D) Ruth G. Moon (D) G. C. Sullivan (D) 24R, 20D 30R, 29D Glen H. Taylor (D)
Arnold Williams (D)[12] A. R. McCabe (D) Charles C. Gossett (D)
1946 Henry C. Dworshak (R)
1947 C. A. Robins (R) Donald S. Whitehead (R) Cy Price (R) Robert Ailshie (R)[16] N. P. Nielson (R)[16] Lela D. Painter (R)[16] Alton B. Jones (R) George A. McDowell (R)[17] 31R, 13D 42R, 17D Abe M. Goff (R) John C. Sanborn (R)
Robert E. Smylie (R)[21]
1948 Harry S. Truman and Alben W. Barkley (D) Green tickY
1949 24D, 20R 35R, 24D Bert H. Miller (D)[16] Compton I. White (D)
1950 Henry C. Dworshak (R)
1951 Leonard B. Jordan (R) Edson H. Deal (R) Ira H. Masters (D)[16] 29R, 15D 36R, 23D Herman Welker (R) John Travers Wood (R) Hamer H. Budge (R)
1952 Margaret Gilbert (R)[19] Dwight Eisenhower and Richard Nixon (D) Green tickY
1953 33R, 11D 45R, 14D Gracie Pfost (D)
1954
1955 Robert E. Smylie (R) J. Berkeley Larsen (R) Graydon W. Smith (R) Ruth G. Moon (D)[16] 24R, 20D 36R, 23D
1956 James H. Young (R)[19]
1957 Rulon A. Swensen (R)[19] 25D, 19R 32R, 27D Frank Church (D)
1958 O. T. Hansen (R)[19]
1959 W. E. Drevlow (D) Arnold Williams (D)[17] Frank L. Benson (D) Joe R. Williams (D)[17] Rulon A. Swensen (R)[19] D. F. Engelking (D) George D. Fletcher (D) 27D, 17R 35D, 24R
1960 Richard Nixon and Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr. (R) Red XN
1961 23R, 21D 31R, 28D Ralph R. Harding (D)
1962 Leonard B. Jordan (R)
1963 Allan Shepard (R)[17] Marjorie Ruth Moon (D) O. T. Hansen 34R, 29D Compton I. White, Jr. (D)
1964 Lyndon B. Johnson and Hubert Humphrey (D) Green tickY
1965 25R, 19D 42R, 37D George V. Hansen (R)
1966 Louis E. Clapp (D)[19]
1967 Don Samuelson (R) Jack M. Murphy (R) Edson H. Deal (R)[16] 22R, 13D 38R, 32D James A. McClure (R)
Pete T. Cenarrusa (R)[21]
1968 Richard Nixon and Spiro Agnew (R) Green tickY
1969 Robert M. Robson (R)[19] 20R, 15D Orval H. Hansen (R)
1970
1971 Cecil D. Andrus (D)[22] W. Anthony Park (D) W. Carl Griner[23] 19R, 16D 41R, 29D
1972
1973 23R, 12D 51R, 19D James A. McClure (R) Steve Symms (R)
1974 no such office[24]
1975 John V. Evans (D) Wayne L. Kidwell (R) Roy F. Truby (D) 21R, 14D 43R, 27D George V. Hansen (R)
1976 Gerald Ford and Bob Dole (R) Red XN
1977 20R, 15D 48R, 22D
John V. Evans (D)[25] William J. Murphy (D)[19]
1978
1979 Phil Batt (R) David H. Leroy (R) Jerry L. Evans (R) 19R, 16D 50R, 20D
1980 Ronald Reagan and George H. W. Bush (R) Green tickY
1981 23R, 12D 56R, 14D Steve Symms (R) Larry Craig (R)
1982
1983 David H. Leroy (R) Jim Jones (R) 21R, 14D 51R, 19D
1984
1985 28R, 14D 67R, 17D Richard H. Stallings (D)
1986
1987 Cecil D. Andrus (D) Butch Otter (R)[26] Lydia Justice-Edwards (R) 26R, 16D 64R, 20D
1988 George H. W. Bush and Dan Quayle (R) Green tickY
1989 23R, 19D
J. D. Williams (D)[21]
1990
1991 Larry EchoHawk (D) 21R, 12D 56R, 28D Larry Craig (R) Larry LaRocco (D)
1992 George H. W. Bush and Dan Quayle (R) Red XN
1993 23R, 12D 50R, 20D Dirk Kempthorne (R) Mike Crapo (R)
1994
1995 Phil Batt (R) Alan G. Lance (R) Anne C. Fox (R) 27R, 8D 57R, 13D Helen P. Chenoweth (R)
1996 Bob Dole and Jack Kemp (R) Red XN
1997 30R, 5D 59R, 11D
1998
1999 Dirk Kempthorne (R)[22] Ron Crane (R) Marilyn Howard (D) 31R, 4D 58R, 12D Mike Crapo (R) Mike Simpson (R)
2000 George W. Bush and Dick Cheney (R) Green tickY
2001 Jack Riggs (R) 32R, 3D 61R, 9D Butch Otter (R)
2002
Keith Johnson (R)[21]
2003 Jim Risch (R) Ben Ysursa (R) Lawrence Wasden (R) 28R, 7D 54R, 16D
2004
2005 57R, 13D
2006
Jim Risch (R)[12] Mark Ricks (R)[19]
2007 Butch Otter (R) Jim Risch (R)[27] Donna Jones (R)[17] Tom Luna (R) 51R, 19D Bill Sali (R)
2008 John McCain and Sarah Palin (R) Red XN
2009 Brad Little (R)[19] 52R, 18D Jim Risch (R) Walt Minnick (D)
2010
2011 57R, 13D Raul Labrador (R)
2012 Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan (R) Red XN
2013 Brandon D. Woolf (R)
Year Governor Lieutenant Governor Sec. of State Atty. Gen. Auditor/
Controller
Treasurer Supt. of Pub. Inst. Insp. Mines State Senate State House U.S. Senator (Class II) U.S. Senator (Class III) U.S. House District 1 U.S. House District 2 Electoral College votes
Executive offices State Legislature United States Congress

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Office renamed per 1994 amendment to state Constitution.
  2. ^ a b Territorial governor appointed by President Abraham Lincoln.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Secretary of Idaho Territory.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k Delegate of Idaho Territory.
  5. ^ Territorial governor appointed by President Andrew Johnson.
  6. ^ a b c d e f g Territorial governor appointed by President Ulysses S. Grant.
  7. ^ a b Territorial governor appointed by President Rutherford B. Hayes.
  8. ^ a b Territorial governor appointed by President Chester A. Arthur.
  9. ^ Territorial governor appointed by President Grover Cleveland.
  10. ^ Territorial governor appointed by President Benjamin Harrison.
  11. ^ Resigned to take an elected seat in the United States Senate.
  12. ^ a b c As lieutenant governor, acted as governor for unexpired term.
  13. ^ a b c d e f g h i Elected on a fusion ticket that was also endorsed by the Populist Party.
  14. ^ a b c d Elected on a fusion ticket that was also endorsed by the Silver Republican Party.
  15. ^ a b Elected on a fusion ticket that was also endorsed by the Populist Party and the Silver Republican Party.
  16. ^ a b c d e f g h i Died in office.
  17. ^ a b c d e f g Resigned.
  18. ^ a b c d Elected state-wide at-large on a general ticket.
  19. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l Appointed to fill vacancy.
  20. ^ Resigned so that Lieutenant Governor Arnold Williams would succeed him and then appoint him to the United States Senate.
  21. ^ a b c d Initially appointed to fill vacancy; later elected in his own right.
  22. ^ a b Resigned to become United States Secretary of the Interior.
  23. ^ Inspector of Mines became appointive position effective January 1971.
  24. ^ Office abolished by state legislature, with duties delegated to the state Department of Labor and Industrial Services, effective July 1, 1974.
  25. ^ As lieutenant governor, acted as governor for unexpired term, and was later elected in his own right.
  26. ^ Resigned to take an elected seat in the United States House of Representatives.
  27. ^ Resigned following election to United States Senate.

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