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 byShannon McMillan
Member of the Idaho House of Representatives
from District 3 Seat A
In office
December 1, 2010 – December 1, 2012
Preceded byShannon McMillan
Succeeded byRon Mendive
Personal details
Born (1951-10-22) October 22, 1951 (age 67)
San Antonio, Texas
NationalityAmerican
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Joy
ResidenceDalton Gardens, Idaho
Alma materWestern State University College of Law
ProfessionAttorney
Websitevitobarbieri.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. Archived from the original on May 1, 2012. 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. Archived from the original on December 20, 2016. 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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