Vito Barbieri

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Vito Barbieri
Representative Vito Barbieri- 2014-05-03 18-49.jpeg
Member of the Idaho House of Representatives
from District 2 Seat A
Assumed office
December 1, 2012
Preceded by Shannon McMillan
Member of the Idaho House of Representatives
from District 3 Seat A
In office
December 1, 2010 – December 1, 2012
Preceded by Shannon McMillan
Succeeded by Ron Mendive
Personal details
Born (1951-10-22) October 22, 1951 (age 65)
San Antonio, Texas
Nationality American
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Joy
Residence Dalton Gardens, Idaho
Alma mater Western State University College of Law
Profession Attorney
Website vitobarbieri.com

Vito Barbieri (born October 21, 1951)[1] is a Republican Idaho State Representative since 2010 representing District 2 in the A seat.[2]

Early life, education, and career[edit]

Barbieri earned his law degree from Western State University College of Law.[3]

Idaho House of Representatives[edit]

Committee assignments[edit]

  • Business Committee (chairman)
  • Local Government Committee
  • State Affairs Committee

Barbieri previously served on the Revenue and Taxation Committee from 2010-2012.

Elections[edit]

District 3 House Seat A - Part of Kootenai County
Year Candidate Votes Pct Candidate Votes Pct Candidate Votes Pct Candidate Votes Pct
2010 Primary[4] Vito Barbieri 2,047 39.4% Duane Rasmussen 1,298 25.0% Jeri DeLange 1,057 20.3% Fred Meckel 794 15.3%
2010 General[5] Vito Barbieri 12,168 100%
District 2 House Seat A - Part of Kootenai County
Year Candidate Votes Pct Candidate Votes Pct
2012 Primary[6] Vito Barbieri (incumbent) 3,147 57.0% Mark Fisher 2,373 43.0%
2012 General[7] Vito Barbieri (incumbent) 14,142 65.7% Cheryl Stransky 7,371 34.3%
2014 Primary[8] Vito Barbieri (incumbent) 3,253 67.5% Fritz Wiedenhoff 1,568 32.5%
2014 General[9] Vito Barbieri (incumbent) 9,470 65.9% Cheryl Stransky 4,901 34.1%
2016 Primary[10] Vito Barbieri (incumbent) 3,250 67.9% Fritz Wiedenhoff 1,539 32.1%
2016 General[11] Vito Barbieri (incumbent) 17,115 72.2% Kathy Kraack Kahn 6,581 27.8%

Controversies[edit]

Barbieri came to national attention on February 23, 2015, after asking a doctor giving testimony if a woman could swallow a camera in order to undergo a remote gynecological exam and received the answer that such was not possible as swallowing a pill will not lead it to the vagina. In response to commentary on social media about the seeming anatomical confusion, he explained his remarks: "I was being rhetorical, because I was trying to make the point that equalizing a colonoscopy to this particular procedure was apples and oranges... So I was asking a rhetorical question that was designed to make her say that they weren't the same thing, and she did so. It was the response I wanted."[12][13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "House Membership: Vito Barbieri". Boise, Idaho: Idaho Legislature. Retrieved July 6, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Representative Vito Barbieri's Biography". Project Vote Smart. Retrieved July 6, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Idaho State Legislature - House Membership". idaho.gov. Retrieved 24 February 2015. 
  4. ^ Ysursa, Ben. "May 25, 2010 Primary Election Results: Legislative Totals". Boise, Idaho: Secretary of State of Idaho. Retrieved February 7, 2017. 
  5. ^ Ysursa, Ben. "November 2, 2010 General Election Results: Legislative Totals". Boise, Idaho: Secretary of State of Idaho. Retrieved February 7, 2017. 
  6. ^ Ysursa, Ben. "May 15, 2012 Primary Election Results: Legislative Totals". Boise, Idaho: Secretary of State of Idaho. Retrieved February 7, 2017. 
  7. ^ Ysursa, Ben. "November 6, 2012 General Election Results: Legislative Totals". Boise, Idaho: Secretary of State of Idaho. Retrieved February 7, 2017. 
  8. ^ Ysursa, Ben. "May 20, 2014 General Election Results: Legislative Totals". Boise, Idaho: Secretary of State of Idaho. Retrieved February 7, 2017. 
  9. ^ Ysursa, Ben. "November 4, 2014 General Election Results: Legislative Totals". Boise, Idaho: Secretary of State of Idaho. Retrieved February 7, 2017. 
  10. ^ Denney, Lawerence. "May 17, 2016 Primary Election Results: Legislative Totals". Boise, Idaho: Secretary of State of Idaho. Retrieved February 7, 2017. 
  11. ^ Denney, Lawerence. "Nov 8, 2016 General Election Results: Legislative Totals". Boise, Idaho: Secretary of State of Idaho. Retrieved February 7, 2017. 
  12. ^ "Idaho lawmaker asks if woman can swallow camera for gynecological exam before medical abortion". startribune.com. Retrieved 24 February 2015. 
  13. ^ Russell, Betsy Z. "Barbieri: 'It was rhetorical'". The Spokesman-Review. Retrieved 24 February 2015. 

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