Lawerence Denney

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Lawerence Denney
Secretary of State of Idaho
Assumed office
January 5, 2015
GovernorButch Otter
Brad Little
Preceded byBen Ysursa
40th Speaker of the Idaho House of Representatives
In office
2006–2012
Preceded byBruce Newcomb
Succeeded byScott Bedke
Member of the Idaho House of Representatives
from the 9th district
In office
December 1, 1996 – December 1, 2014
Preceded byGertrude Sutton
Succeeded byRyan Kerby
Member of the Idaho House of Representatives
from the 13th district
In office
December 1, 1990 – December 1, 1992
Preceded by???
Succeeded byPam Ahrens
Personal details
Born (1948-02-25) February 25, 1948 (age 71)
Council, Idaho, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
EducationUniversity of Idaho (BA)
WebsiteCampaign website

Lawerence Denney (born February 25, 1948) is the Secretary of State of Idaho. A Republican, Denney previously served as a member of the Idaho House of Representatives, including three terms as Speaker.

Political career[edit]

Denney was first elected to the Idaho House for a single term in 1990.

He returned to the House in 1996 and served until 2014.

In 2006 Denney was elected Speaker of the Idaho House of Representatives and reelected in 2008[1][2] and 2010.[3][4]

He was defeated for reelection has Speaker in 2012 by fellow Republican Scott Bedke.[5][6]

Denney won the Republican nomination four way race to replace Ben Ysursa for Idaho Secretary of State in 2014.[7]

Denny defeated Democratic state Rep. Holli Woodings in the general election.[8]

On April 19, 2017 Denny announced that he plans on seeking re-election.[9]

Personal[edit]

Denney has a bachelor's degree from the University of Idaho.[10] He has been a farmer since 1972.[11]

Electoral history[edit]

Idaho House of Representatives District 13A Republican Primary Election, 1990
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Lawerence Denney 9,494 51.62
Republican Shirley Taylor 8,899 48.38
Idaho House of Representatives District 13A Election, 1990
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Lawerence Denney 25,828 59.54
Democratic Everett Grimes 17,554 40.46
Idaho House of Representatives District 9A Republican Primary Election, 1996
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Lawerence Denney 1,472 48.00
Republican Arthur Correia 777 25.00
Republican Lynn Isaacson 418 14.00
Republican Elaine Pollock 399 13.00
Idaho House of Representatives District 9A Election, 1996
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Lawerence Denney 7,794 62.80
Democratic Vonnie Paul 4,618 37.20
Idaho House of Representatives District 9A Republican Primary Election, 1998
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Lawerence Denney (inc.) 3,349 66.00
Republican Donna Allen 1,727 34.00
Idaho House of Representatives District 9A Election, 1998
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Lawerence Denney (inc.) 8,423 100.00
Idaho House of Representatives District 9A Election, 2000
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Lawerence Denney (inc.) 9,450 100.00
Idaho House of Representatives District 9A Election, 2002
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Lawerence Denney (inc.) 6,449 62.00
Democratic Lori Ann Steiniker 3,952 38.00
Idaho House of Representatives District 9A Election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Lawerence Denney (inc.) 11,541 100.00
Idaho House of Representatives District 9A Election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Lawerence Denney (inc.) 9,189 100.00
Idaho House of Representatives District 9A Election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Lawerence Denney (inc.) 10,968 71.90
Democratic Frederick "Fritz" Hallberg 4,286 28.10
Idaho House of Representatives District 9A Election, 2010
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Lawerence Denney (inc.) 8,736 76.70
Democratic Lynn Webster 2,660 23.30
Idaho House of Representatives District 9A Election, 2012
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Lawerence Denney (inc.) 12,234 70.90
Democratic Steve Worthley 5,013 29.10
Idaho Secretary of State Republican Primary Election, 2014
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Lawerence Denney 51,041 37.10
Republican Phil McGrane 38,336 27.90
Republican Evan Frasure 26,539 19.30
Republican Mitch Toryanski 21,630 15.70
Idaho Secretary of State Election, 2014
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Lawerence Denney 241,851 56.20
Democratic Holli Woodings 188,353 43.80

Sources[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2008 Primary Results legislative". www.sos.idaho.gov. Retrieved 2017-04-07.
  2. ^ "2008 General Results legislative". www.sos.idaho.gov. Retrieved 2017-04-07.
  3. ^ "2010 Primary Results legislative". www.sos.idaho.gov. Retrieved 2017-04-07.
  4. ^ "2010 General Results legislative". www.sos.idaho.gov. Retrieved 2017-04-07.
  5. ^ "Idaho House Republicans oust Speaker Denney in a rare coup for a tradition-bound body" Idaho Statesman, 6 December 2012. (accessed 6 December 2012)
  6. ^ "Idaho House speaker Denney ousted". Spokesman.com. Retrieved 2017-04-07.
  7. ^ "Statewide Totals". www.sos.idaho.gov. Retrieved 2017-04-07.
  8. ^ "Statewide Totals". www.sos.idaho.gov. Retrieved 2017-04-07.
  9. ^ "Idaho Secretary of State Denney running for re-election". Retrieved 2017-04-23.
  10. ^ "At Home in the Gem State | Denney For Idaho". denneyforidaho.com. Retrieved 2017-04-07.
  11. ^ "At Home in the Gem State | Denney For Idaho". denneyforidaho.com. Retrieved 2017-04-07.
Political offices
Preceded by
Bruce Newcomb
Speaker of the Idaho House of Representatives
2006–2012
Succeeded by
Scott Bedke
Preceded by
Ben Ysursa
Secretary of State of Idaho
2015–present
Incumbent