Idaho Democratic Party

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Idaho Democratic Party
Chairperson Bert Marley
Senate leader Michelle Stennett
House leader John Rusche
Founded 1860s
Headquarters Boise, Idaho
Ideology Liberalism
Social liberalism
National affiliation Democratic Party
Colors Blue
Seats in the Upper House
7 / 35
Seats in the Lower House
14 / 70

The Idaho Democratic Party is the affiliate of the Democratic Party in the state of Idaho. Although the party has been in the minority for most of the state's history, it has produced several notable public figures, including the late U.S. Senator Frank Church and former governor and Secretary of the Interior Cecil Andrus.

Democratic strength in Idaho is concentrated in Blaine County and Pocatello, as well as parts of Boise and the Idaho Panhandle region. Trade union support has traditionally been a key component of Democratic success in Idaho.

Recent former party chairs include Richard Stallings, a former member of the United States House of Representatives from Idaho, Hailey attorney R. Keith Roark, and former U. S. House candidate Larry Grant.[1][2] In August 2015 former state senator Bert Marley of McCammon became party chair, succeeding Larry Kenck of Post Falls, who resigned for health reasons.[3]

In 2008 the Idaho Democratic Party won its first congressional race in 16 years when Walt Minnick defeated Republican incumbent Bill Sali in the state's First Congressional District. The party currently does not hold any major seats at the state or federal level. However, Boise Mayor David H. Bieter ranks as one of the state's better known Democrats.[4]

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