Shirley McKague

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Shirley J. McKague
Member of the Idaho Senate
from the 20th district
Incumbent
Assumed office
2007
Member of the Idaho House of Representatives
from the 14B & 20B district
In office
1997–2007
Personal details
Born (1935-06-12) June 12, 1935 (age 79)
Nampa, Idaho
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Paul McKague
Profession Legal secretary and
Service Station Owner
Religion Christian[1][2]
Website mckague.org

Shirley J. McKague (born June 12, 1935) is a Republican Idaho State Senator, representing the 20th District (Meridian) since 2007. She previously served as an Idaho State Representative for Districts 14B and 20B from 1997 until her appointment to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Senator Gerry Sweet.

Early life and career[edit]

McKague was born in Nampa, Idaho in 1935 and raised in Meridian. She graduated Nampa High School[1] in 1953.[2] McKague and her husband Paul have six children.

Before entering politics, McKague was a:[2]

  • Secretary, Idaho State House, 1986–1996
  • Columnist, Valley Times, 1980–1982
  • Business Partner/Book Keeper, Family Service Station, 1969–1996
  • Legal Secretary, Carey Nixon, Esquire, 1963–1970
  • Stenographer, Idaho Public Utilities Commission, 1960–1963

Political career[edit]

McKague previously worked as:[2]

  • Idaho State Representative, 1997–2007
  • House Committee Secretary, 1986–1997
  • Precinct Worker and Committeeman, 1986

Committees[edit]

McKague is member of:[2]

  • Senate Judiciary and Rules Committee
  • Senate Local Government and Taxation Committee

Elections[edit]

McKague was first elected in District 14B in 1996 with 13,717 votes (67.3%) against Democrat Glida Bothwell.[3]

  • 1998 Re-elected with 14,564 votes (80.6%) against Glida Bothwell (Natural Law) and Platt Thompson (Reform).[4]
  • 2000 Re-elected with 17,987 votes (61.1%) against Jim Corey (D).[5]

Redistricted to 20B in 2002 and re-elected with 7,712 votes (64.0%) against Richard Harlan (D) and David Lieberman (Libertarian).[6]

  • 2004 Re-elected with 12,316 votes (65.6%) against Kenton S. Travis (D)[7]
  • 2006 Re-elected with 8,975 votes (65.59%) against Chuck Oxley (D) and Kevin Charles Jaeger (L).[8]

McKague was appointed to the vacant Senate seat for District 20 caused by the resignation of Senator Gerry Sweet, took office early in 2007.

  • 2008 Elected with 14,153 votes (68.7%) against Laurynda "Ryndy" Williams (D).[9]
  • 2010 Re-elected unopposed with 11,731 votes.[10]

Retirement[edit]

In February 2012, McKague announced her retirement and endorsed fellow Republican Senator Chuck Winder;[11][12] redistricting had placed them both in the newly redrawn Senate District 20. McKague planned to work until the end of the legislative session in December 2012.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Senate Membership". Idaho Legislature. Retrieved January 31, 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c d e "Senator Shirley J. McKague's Biography". Project Vote Smart. Retrieved January 15, 2011. 
  3. ^ Cenarrusa, Pete T.. "Idaho General Election Results November 5, 1996". Boise, Idaho: Secretary of State of Idaho. Retrieved June 7, 2012. 
  4. ^ Cenarrusa, Pete T. "Idaho General Election Results November 3, 1998". Boise, Idaho: Secretary of State of Idaho. Retrieved June 7, 2012. 
  5. ^ Cenarrusa, Pete T. "November 7, 2000 General Election Results". Boise, Idaho: Secretary of State of Idaho. Retrieved June 7, 2012. 
  6. ^ Cenarrusa, Pete T. "November 5, 2002 General Election Results". Boise, Idaho: Secretary of State of Idaho. Retrieved June 7, 2012. 
  7. ^ Ysursa, Ben. "November 2, 2004 General Election Results". Boise, Idaho: Secretary of State of Idaho. Retrieved June 7, 2012. 
  8. ^ Ysursa, Ben. "November 7, 2006 General Election Results". Boise, Idaho: Secretary of State of Idaho. Retrieved June 6, 2012. 
  9. ^ Ysursa, Ben. "November 4, 2008 General Election Results". Boise, Idaho: Secretary of State of Idaho. Retrieved June 7, 2012. 
  10. ^ Ysursa, Ben. "November 2, 2010 General Election Results". Boise, Idaho: Secretary of State of Idaho. Retrieved June 7, 2012. 
  11. ^ "McKague won't run again for Idaho Senate". KTVB: Associated Press. February 7, 2012. Retrieved June 7, 2012. 
  12. ^ Sewell, Cynthia (February 7, 2012). "Meridian lawmaker McKague will not seek another term". Idaho Statesman. Retrieved June 7, 2012. 

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