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
July 2008 – 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.

Early life, education, and career[edit]

Hartgen is the son of artist and University of Maine professor Vincent Hartgen. He 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.[citation needed] Hartgen is a business consultant and a former editor and publisher of the Times-News.[citation needed]

Idaho House of Representatives[edit]

In July 2008, after the death of Senator Tom Gannon, the Legislative District 23 Republican Central Committee met to fill the vacancy in the Senate seat and replace Gannon's name on the upcoming general election ballot. The committee selected then-Representative Bert Brackett of Rogerson to replace Gannon's name on the ballot and sent three names in order of preference to Governor Butch Otter to fill the vacancy: Brackett, Hartgen, and Jeanne Gannon of Buhl, the widow of Senator Gannon.[1] Governor Otter appointed Brackett to serve the remainder of Gannon's term.[2] The committee met again to fill the vacancy in the House of Representatives from Brackett's appointment to the Senate and replace Brackett's name for representative on the upcoming general election ballot. The committee selected Hartgen to replace Brackett's name on the ballot for Representative and sent three names in order of preference to Governor Otter to fill the vacancy: Hartgen, former Representative Gene Winchester, of Homedale, and Doran Parkins, of Marsing.[3] Governor Otter appointed Hartgen to serve the remainder of Brackett's term in the House.[4]

Committee assignments[edit]

  • Commerce and Human Resources Committee (chairman)
  • Environment, Energy, and Technology Committee
  • Revenue and Taxation Committee

Hartgen previously served on the Education Committee from 2008-2012.

Elections[edit]

District 23 House Seat B - Owyhee County and part of Twin Falls County
Year Candidate Votes Pct Candidate Votes Pct
2008 General[5] Stephen Hartgen (incumbent) 9,951 64.8% Mike Ihler 5,413 35.2%
2010 Primary[6] Stephen Hartgen (incumbent) 3,881 100%
2010 General[7] Stephen Hartgen (incumbent) 7,496 68.4% Bill Chisholm 3,465 31.6%
District 24 House Seat B - Part of Twin Falls County
Year Candidate Votes Pct Candidate Votes Pct
2012 Primary[8] Stephen Hartgen (incumbent) 2,932 100%
2012 General[9] Stephen Hartgen (incumbent) 9,202 59.9% Rosemary Fornshell 6,164 40.1%
2014 Primary[10] Stephen Hartgen (incumbent) 2,699 100%
2014 General[11] Stephen Hartgen (incumbent) 5,587 53.5% Catherine Talkington 4,850 46.5%
2016 Primary[12] Stephen Hartgen (incumbent) 2,103 59.0% Mary Bello 1,462 41.0%
2016 General[13] Stephen Hartgen (incumbent) 10,161 61.3% Catherine Talkington 6,422 38.7%

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hopkins, Jared (July 11, 2008). "Brackett top pick for Gannon's empty seat". The Prairie Star. Retrieved March 22, 2017. 
  2. ^ Hopkins, Jared (July 9, 2008). "Otter picks Brackett to replace Gannon". The Times-News. Retrieved March 22, 2017. 
  3. ^ Hopkins, Jared (July 15, 2008). "Hartgen replaces Brackett on November ballot". The Times-News. Retrieved March 22, 2017. 
  4. ^ Hopkins, Jared (July 16, 2008). "Otter appoints Hartgen to finish House term". The Times-News. Retrieved March 22, 2017. 
  5. ^ Ysursa, Ben. "November 4, 2008 General Election Results: Legislative Totals". Boise, Idaho: Secretary of State of Idaho. Retrieved March 22, 2017. 
  6. ^ Ysursa, Ben. "May 25, 2010 Primary Election Results: Legislative Totals". Boise, Idaho: Secretary of State of Idaho. Retrieved March 22, 2017. 
  7. ^ Ysursa, Ben. "November 2, 2010 General Election Results: Legislative Totals". Boise, Idaho: Secretary of State of Idaho. Retrieved March 22, 2017. 
  8. ^ Ysursa, Ben. "May 15, 2012 Primary Election Results: Legislative Totals". Boise, Idaho: Secretary of State of Idaho. Retrieved March 22, 2017. 
  9. ^ Ysursa, Ben. "November 6, 2012 General Election Results: Legislative Totals". Boise, Idaho: Secretary of State of Idaho. Retrieved March 22, 2017. 
  10. ^ Ysursa, Ben. "May 20, 2014 General Election Results: Legislative Totals". Boise, Idaho: Secretary of State of Idaho. Retrieved March 22, 2017. 
  11. ^ Ysursa, Ben. "November 4, 2014 General Election Results: Legislative Totals". Boise, Idaho: Secretary of State of Idaho. Retrieved March 22, 2017. 
  12. ^ Denney, Lawerence. "May 17, 2016 Primary Election Results: Legislative Totals". Boise, Idaho: Secretary of State of Idaho. Retrieved March 22, 2017. 
  13. ^ Denney, Lawerence. "Nov 8, 2016 General Election Results: Legislative Totals". Boise, Idaho: Secretary of State of Idaho. Retrieved March 22, 2017. 

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