Mark Harris (Idaho politician)

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Mark Harris
Member of the Idaho Senate
from District 32
Assumed office
July 22, 2015
Preceded byJohn Tippets
Personal details
NationalityAmerican
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Cheryl
Children4
ResidenceSoda Springs, Idaho
Alma materUtah State University
ProfessionRancher

Mark Harris is a Republican Idaho State Senator since 2015 representing Legislative District 32.

Early life, education, and career[edit]

Harris earned his bachelor's degree in political science from Utah State University and works on the family ranch.[citation needed]

Idaho Senate[edit]

When John Tippets resigned his seat for an appointment as director of the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality, the Legislative District 32 Republican Central Committee met to fill the vacancy in the Senate seat, sending three names in order of preference to Governor Butch Otter: Harris, Larry Oja of Malad City, and R. Scott Workman of Preston. Governor Otter appointed Harris to serve the remainder of Senator Tippet's term.[1]

Committee assignments[edit]

  • Heath and Welfare Committee
  • Transportation Committee

Harris previously served on the Agriculture Affairs Committee in 2016.

Elections[edit]

District 32 Senate - Bear Lake, Caribou, Franklin, Oneida, and Teton Counties and part of Bonneville County.
Year Candidate Votes Pct Candidate Votes Pct
2016 Primary[2] Mark Harris (incumbent) 6,709 100%
2016 General[3] Mark Harris (incumbent) 16,168 79.6% Bob Fitzgerald 4,139 20.4%

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Soda Springs area rancher appointed to Idaho Senate". Idahostatejournal.com. Retrieved 15 May 2016.
  2. ^ Denney, Lawerence. "May 17, 2016 Primary Election Results: Legislative Totals". Boise, Idaho: Secretary of State of Idaho. Archived from the original on December 20, 2016. Retrieved January 22, 2017.
  3. ^ Denney, Lawerence. "Nov 8, 2016 General Election Results: Legislative Totals". Boise, Idaho: Secretary of State of Idaho. Archived from the original on December 21, 2016. Retrieved January 22, 2017.