Stephen Hartgen

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Stephen Hartgen
Member of the Idaho House of Representatives
from District 24 Seat B
Assumed office
December 1, 2012
Preceded by Sharon Block
Member of the Idaho House of Representatives
from District 23 Seat B
In office
2006 – December 1, 2012
Preceded by Bert Brackett
Succeeded by Pete Nielsen
Personal details
Born 1944
Baltimore, Maryland
Nationality American
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Linda Wright
Residence Twin Falls, Idaho
Alma mater Amherst College
Brandeis University
University of Minnesota
Profession Business consultant
Website stephenhartgen.com

Stephen Hartgen is a Republican Idaho State Representative since 2008 representing District 23 in the B seat.[1][2] Hartgen is the son of artist Vincent Andrew Hartgen.

Education and career[edit]

Hartgen earned his bachelor's degree in history from Amherst College, his master's in American history from Brandeis University, and his doctorate in American history from the University of Minnesota. Hartgen is a business consultant and a former editor and publisher of the Times-News.

Elections[edit]

  • 2012 Redistricted to 24B, Hartgen was unopposed for the May 15, 2012, Republican primary and won with 2,932 votes; he faces Democratic nominee Rosemary Fornshell[3] for the November 6, 2012, general election to succeed Republican Representative Sharon Block, who is not seeking re-election.
  • 2008 When District 23 Republican Senator Tom Gannon died after the 2008 primary election, Republican Representative Bert Brackett was allowed to replace him on the general election ballot; since Brackett had been unopposed in the primary, Hartgen was allowed to replace Brackett on the general election ballot for 23B; Hartgen won the November 4, 2008, general election with 9,951 votes (64.8%) against Mike Ihler (D).[4]
  • 2010 Unopposed in the May 25, 2010, Republican primary, Hartgen won with 3,881 votes;[5] he won the November 2, 2010, general election with 7,496 votes (68.4%) against Bill Chisholm (D).[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "House Membership: Stephen Hartgen". Boise, Idaho: Idaho Legislature. Retrieved July 7, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Representative Stephen Hartgen's Biography". Project Vote Smart. Retrieved July 7, 2012. 
  3. ^ Ysursa, Ben. "May 15, 2012 Primary Election Results". Boise, Idaho: Secretary of State of Idaho. Archived from the original on November 19, 2012. Retrieved July 7, 2012. 
  4. ^ Ysursa, Ben. "November 4, 2008 General Election Results". Boise, Idaho: Secretary of State of Idaho. Archived from the original on June 16, 2012. Retrieved July 7, 2012. 
  5. ^ Ysursa, Ben. "May 25, 2010 Primary Election Results". Boise, Idaho: Secretary of State of Idaho. Retrieved July 7, 2012. 
  6. ^ Ysursa, Ben. "November 2, 2010 General Election Results". Boise, Idaho: Secretary of State of Idaho. Archived from the original on May 1, 2012. Retrieved July 7, 2012. 

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