Aug. 30, 2014

Rep. Mike Simpson (R-Idaho)

  • District: 2nd District, East -- Pocatello, Idaho Falls, part of Boise
  • Residence: Idaho Falls
  • Born: September 8, 1950; Burley, Idaho
  • Religion: Mormon
  • Family: Wife, Kathy Simpson
  • Education: Utah State U., attended 1968-72 (pre-dentistry); Washington U. (Mo.), D.M.D. 1977; Utah State U., B.S. 2002 (pre-dentistry)
  • Military Service: None
  • Political Highlights: Blackfoot City Council, 1980-84; Idaho House, 1984-98 (speaker, 1992-98); U.S. House, 1999-present
  • Elected: Elected: 1998 (8th term)
  • Committee Assignments: Appropriations (Energy-Water - Chairman; Interior-Environment - Vice Chairman; Transportation-HUD)
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State Information: 2nd District, East -- Pocatello, Idaho Falls, part of Boise

Election History
Year Election Candidate Votes Percent
2012 general Mike Simpson (R) 207,412 65.2%
Nicole LeFavour (D) 110,847 34.8%
2010 general Mike Simpson (R) 137,468 68.8%
Mike Crawford (D) 48,749 24.4%
Brian Schad (I) 13,500 6.8%
2008 general Mike Simpson (R) 205,777 71%
Deborah Holmes (D) 83,878 29%
2006 general Mike Simpson (R) 132,262 62%
Jim Hansen (D) 73,441 34.4%
Cameron Forth (I) 5,113 2.4%
Travis Hedrick (CNSTP) 2,516 1.2%
2004 general Mike Simpson (R) 193,704 70.7%
Lin Whitworth (D) 80,133 29.3%
2002 general Mike Simpson (R) 135,605 68.2%
Edward Kinghorn (D) 57,769 29%
John Lewis (LIBERT) 5,508 2.8%
2000 general Mike Simpson (R) 158,912 70.7%
Craig Williams (D) 58,265 25.9%
Donovan Bramwell (LIBERT) 7,542 3.4%
1998 general Mike Simpson (R) 91,337 52.5%
Richard H. Stallings (D) 77,736 44.7%
Jonathan Bradford Ratner (NL) 4,854 2.8%
Michael Myers (Write-In) 18 0%
Vote For President
Year Democrat Republican Independent
2012 Barack Obama: 33% Mitt Romney: 64%
2008 Barack Obama: 37% John McCain: 61%