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Rep. Walt Minnick (D-Idaho)

  • District: 1st District, West -- Nampa, Panhandle, part of Boise
  • Residence: Boise
  • Born: September 20, 1942; Walla Walla, Wash.
  • Religion: Unitarian
  • Family: Wife, A.K. Minnick; four children
  • Education: Whitman College, B.A. 1964 (economics); Harvard U., M.B.A. 1966; Harvard U., J.D. 1969
  • Military Service: Army 1970-72
  • Political Highlights: Democratic nominee for U.S. Senate, 1996; U.S. House, 2009-11
  • Elected: Elected: 2008 (1st term); Defeated Rep. Bill Sali, R
  • Committee Assignments: Agriculture (Conservation, Credit, Energy & Research; Livestock, Dairy & Poultry; Rural Development, Biotechnology, Specialty Crops & Foreign Agriculture); Financial Services (Capital Markets, Insurance & GSEs; Financial Institutions & Consumer Credit)
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State Information: 1st District, West -- Nampa, Panhandle, part of Boise

Election History
Year Election Candidate Votes Percent
2010 general Raul Labrador (R) 126,231 51%
Walt Minnick (D) 102,135 41.3%
Dave Olson (D) 14,365 5.8%
Mike Washburn (LIBERT) 4,696 1.9%
2008 general Walt Minnick (D) 175,898 50.6%
Bill Sali (R) 171,687 49.4%
2006 general Bill Sali (R) 115,843 49.9%
Larry Grant (D) 103,935 44.8%
Dave Olson (I) 6,857 3%
Andy Hedden-Nicely (NL) 2,882 1.2%
Paul Smith (CNSTP) 2,457 1.1%
2004 general C. Otter (R) 207,662 69.6%
Naomi Preston (D) 90,927 30.4%
2002 general C. Otter (R) 120,743 58.6%
Betty Richardson (D) 80,269 38.9%
Steve Gothard (LIBERT) 5,129 2.5%
Vote For President
Year Democrat Republican Independent
2008 Barack Obama: 36% John McCain: 62%
2004 John Kerry: 30% George W. Bush: 68%
2000 Al Gore: 28% George W. Bush: 68%

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