Lin Whitworth

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Lin Whitworth
Member of the Idaho Senate
from the 33rd district
In office
December 1, 1994 – 2001
Preceded by Mary Lloyd
Succeeded by Bert Marley
Personal details
Born (1933-12-28) December 28, 1933 (age 83)
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 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.

Elections[edit]

Idaho Senate District 33[edit]

Whitworth was elected to the Idaho Senate in 1994, defeating Republican Karen McGee.[1] He was reelected in 1996[2], 1998[3] and 2000[4] 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.[5]

Idaho 2nd Congressional District[edit]

2004

Whitworth was unopposed in the Democratic primary.[6]

Whitworth was defeated by incumbent Mike Simpson only getting 29.3% of the vote [7].

Bannock County Commissioner[edit]

2006

Whitworth was elected to the Bannock County Commission as a Democrat.

2008

Whitworth was defeated for reelection in the Democratic primary by Karen Cordell.

Idaho Senate District 28[edit]

2014

Whitworth was unopposed in the Democratic Primary for Idaho Senate District 28.[8]

Whitworth withdrew on June 30 2014 leaving incumbent Jim Guthrie (politician) unopposed. [9][10]

External links[edit]

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


  1. ^ "1994 General Election Results". www.sos.idaho.gov. Retrieved 2017-06-06. 
  2. ^ "1996 General Election Results". www.sos.idaho.gov. Retrieved 2017-06-06. 
  3. ^ "1998 General Election Results". www.sos.idaho.gov. Retrieved 2017-06-06. 
  4. ^ "2000 General Results legislative". www.sos.idaho.gov. Retrieved 2017-06-06. 
  5. ^ "Make-up of Legislature". www.sos.idaho.gov. Retrieved 2017-06-05. 
  6. ^ "2004 Primary Results statewide". www.sos.idaho.gov. Retrieved 2017-06-05. 
  7. ^ "2004 General Results statewide". www.sos.idaho.gov. Retrieved 2017-06-05. 
  8. ^ "Legislative Totals". www.sos.idaho.gov. Retrieved 2017-06-05. 
  9. ^ "Legislative Totals". www.sos.idaho.gov. Retrieved 2017-06-06. 
  10. ^ Staff, Journal. "Dems to field one District 28 hopeful". Idaho State Journal. Retrieved 2017-06-06.