Richard H. Stallings
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|Richard H. Stallings|
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Idaho's 2nd district
January 3, 1985 – January 3, 1993
|Preceded by||George Hansen|
|Succeeded by||Mike Crapo|
|Born||Richard Howard Stallings
October 7, 1940
|Spouse(s)||Ranae Garner Stallings
(m. 1963–2015, her death)
|Children||2 sons, 1 daughter|
|Residence||Island Park (formerly Pocatello and Rexburg)|
|Alma mater||Weber State College, B.S. 1965
Utah State University, M.S. 1968
|Religion||The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon)|
Richard Howard Stallings (born October 7, 1940) is a Democratic politician from the state of Idaho, the 2014 Democratic nominee to again represent Idaho's 2nd congressional district, which he served from 1985 to 1993. Stallings also served in several other state and local political offices over the course of a 22-year political career.
Early life and career
Born in Ogden, Utah, Stallings earned degrees from Weber State College, Utah State University and Colorado College. Beginning in 1969, Stallings taught history at Ricks College (now Brigham Young University-Idaho) in Rexburg, Idaho.
Idaho Democrats nominated Stallings to challenge four-term Republican incumbent George Hansen in 1982, but he lost in the general election. In 1984, after Hansen was censured by the House of Representatives, Stallings defeated him in a hotly contested race by fewer than 200 votes. Despite representing a heavily Republican district, Stallings was re-elected three times by comfortable margins.
Stallings was the Democratic nominee in 1992 for an open seat in the United States Senate, but lost to Dirk Kempthorne, the popular two-term mayor of Boise. In 1993, Stallings was appointed United States Nuclear Waste Negotiator by President Bill Clinton and served in that capacity until the office was eliminated in early 1995.
Stallings attempted to win his old House seat back in 1998, but was defeated by Mike Simpson of Blackfoot in the general election. The seat was open, as three-term incumbent Mike Crapo successfully ran for an open seat in the U.S. Senate. After leaving Congress, Stallings later served as executive director of the Pocatello Neighborhood Housing Services and later on the Pocatello, Idaho, City Council.
In 2005, Stallings won both election as chairman of the Idaho Democratic Party and re-election to the Pocatello City Council. Stallings was re-elected state Democratic chair in 2007 and resigned from both posts on December 20, 2007.
2014 Congressional campaign
On March 14, 2014, Stallings filed to run as the Democratic candidate for his old U.S. House seat in Idaho's Second Congressional District. He was the Democratic nominee after the uncontested primary election, but was defeated by Simpson in the general election.
|1982||Richard Stallings||76,608||47.7%||George Hansen (inc.)||83,873||52.3%|
|1984||Richard Stallings||101,266||50.03%||George Hansen (inc.)||101,133||49.97%|
|1986||Richard Stallings (inc.)||103,035||54.4%||Mel Richardson||86,528||45.6%|
|1988||Richard Stallings (inc.)||127,956||63.4%||Dane Watkins||68,226||38.8%||Donovan Bramwell||Libertarian||5,703||2.8%|
|1990||Richard Stallings (inc.)||98,008||63.6%||Sean McDevitt||56,004||32.4%|
|1998||Richard Stallings||77,736||44.7%||Mike Simpson||91,337||52.5%||Jonathan B. Ratner||Natural Law||4,854||2.8%|
|1992||Richard Stallings||208,036||43.5%||Dirk Kempthorne||270,468||56.5%|
This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
- Robinson, Jeff. "Richard Stallings Resigns as State Democratic Party Chair". Retrieved 2007-12-22.
- "Idaho Secretary of State 2014 Final Primary List of Declared Candidates" (PDF). Retrieved 2014-03-14.
- "Office of the Clerk: Election statistics". U.S. House of Representatives. Retrieved March 9, 2013.
- United States Congress. "Richard H. Stallings (id: S000785)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
- Idaho State University Library – Richard H. Stallings, papers 1984–1995
|United States House of Representatives|
George V. Hansen
|United States House of Representatives, Idaho Second Congressional District
January 4, 1985–January 5, 1993
David H. Leroy
|United States Nuclear Waste Negotiator
Under President Bill Clinton
1993 – 1995
|Party political offices|
John V. Evans
|Democratic Party nominee, U.S. Senator (Class 3) from Idaho