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Filing period opens for Idaho legislative candidates 

Mar 04, 2024 | 7:54 pm ET
By Clark Corbin
Filing period opens for Idaho legislative candidates聽
Idaho Gov. Brad Little gives his State of the State speech in the House chambers of the State Capitol building on Jan. 8, 2024. (Otto Kitsinger for Idaho Capital Sun)

The filing period for candidates running for the Idaho Legislature and other elected offices opened Monday morning, kicking the 2024 campaign season up yet another notch in Idaho.  

The filing period will remain open until 5 p.m. March 15. The forms necessary to run for office, as well as a list of candidates who have filed for office, is available on the new Vote Idaho website launched by the Idaho Secretary of State’s Office.

This year, all 105 seats in the Idaho Legislature are up for election. 

In addition, Matt Loesby, a Libertarian Party candidate; Brendan Gomez, a Constitution Party candidate, and incumbent Republican Rep. Russ Fulcher, filed to run for the U.S. House of Representatives in Idaho’s 1st Congressional District.

In Idaho’s 2nd Congressional District, Republican incumbent Mike Simpson and Democrat David Roth filed to run.

The primary election is set for May 21, and the winners of the primary election will advance to the Nov. 5 general election. 

Here are the legislative candidates who have filed to run in May 21 primary election, as of 5:17 p.m. Monday. 

* Denotes incumbent


District 1


House Seat A: Democrat Karen Matthee, Sandpoint 

House Seat B: Republican Chuck Lowman, Sandpoint; Democrat Kathryn Larson, Sagle


District 2

Senate: Democrat Tom Hearn, St. Maries

House Seat A: *Republican Heather Scott, Blanchard

House Seat B


District 3

Senate: *Republican Doug Okuniewicz, Hayden

House Seat A: *Republican Vito Barbieri, Dalton Gardens

House Seat B: *Republican Jordan Redman, Coeur d’Alene


District 4

Senate: *Ben Toews, Coeur d’Alene

House Seat A: *Republican Joe Alfieri, Coeur d’Alene;

House Seat B: *Republican Elaine Price, Coeur d’Alene; Democrat Paula Marano, Coeur d’Alene 


District 5

Senate: *Republican Carl Bjerke, Coeur d’Alene

House Seat A: *Republican Ron Mendive, Coeur d’Alene

House Seat B: *Republican Tony Wisniewski, Post Falls


District 6

Senate: *Republican Dan Foreman, Viola; Democrat Julia Parker, Moscow

House Seat A

House Seat B: *Republican Brandon Mitchell, Moscow


District 7


House Seat A

House Seat B: Republican Larry Dunn, White Bird; *Republican Charlie Shepherd, Pollock


District 8

Senate: *Republican Geoff Schroeder, Mountain Home; Republican Christy Zito, Hammett

House Seat A: *Republican Matt Bundy, Mountain Home; Constitution Party Tony Ullrich, Hammett

House Seat B: Republican Faye Thompson, McCall


District 9


House Seat A: Republican John Shirts, Weiser

House Seat B


District 10


House Seat A: Democrat Nancy Parker, Caldwell

House Seat B: *Republican Bruce Skaug, Nampa


District 11

Senate: *Republican Chris Trakel, Caldwell

House Seat A: Republican Kent Marmon, Caldwell

House Seat B: Republican Sarah Chaney, Caldwell; Democrat Marisela Pesina, Caldwell


District 12

Senate: Republican Victor Rodriguez, Nampa

House Seat A: Republican Jeff Cornilles, Nampa

House Seat B


District 13


House Seat A:

House Seat B: *Republican Kenny Wroten, Nampa; Republican Amy Henry, Nampa


District 14

Senate: *Republican Scott Grow, Eagle

House Seat A: *Republican Ted Hill, Eagle; Democrat Crystal Ivie, Eagle

House Seat B: *Republican Josh Tanner, Eagle


District 15

Senate: *Democrat Rick Just, Boise; Republican Code Galloway, Boise

House Seat A: *Democrat Steve Berch, Boise; Republican Steve Keyser, Boise; Republican Annette Tipton, Boise

House Seat B *Republican Dori Healey, Boise


District 16

Senate: *Democrat Ali Rabe, Boise

House Seat A: *Democrat Soñia Galaviz, Boise

House Seat B: Democrat Wayne Richey, Boise


District 17

Senate: *Democrat Carrie Semmelroth, Boise

House Seat A: *Democrat John Gannon, Boise

House Seat B


District 18

Senate: *Democrat Janie Ward-Engelking, Boise; Republican Dan Bridges, Boise

House Seat A: *Democrat Ilana Rubel, Boise

House Seat B: *Democrat Brooke Green, Boise


District 19


House Seat A: Democrat Monica Church, Boise

House Seat B: *Democrat Chris Mathias, Boise


District 20

Senate: Republican Josh Keyser, Meridian

House Seat A

House Seat B: *Republican James Holtzclaw, Meridian


District 21


House Seat A: *Republican James Petzke, Meridian 

House Seat B: *Republican Jeff Ehlers, Meridian; Constitution Party Daniel Weston, Meridian


District 22


House Seat A: Democrat Loren Petty, Boise

House Seat B: *Republican Jason Monks, Nampa


District 23

Senate: *Republican Todd Lakey, Nampa

House Seat A: *Republican Melissa Durrant, Kuna

House Seat B


District 24

Senate: Democrat Edward Easterling, Kimberly

House Seat A: *Republican Chenele Dixon, Kimberly; Republican Clint Hostetler, Twin Falls

House Seat B


District 25

Senate: *Republican Linda Wright Hartgen, Twin Falls

House Seat A

House Seat B: *Republican Gregory Lanting, Twin Falls; Republican David Leavitt, Twin Falls


District 26


House Seat A: *Democrat Ned Burns, Bellevue

House Seat B


District 27


House Seat A

House Seat B: *Republican Clay Handy, Burley; Republican Pat Field, Burley


District 28


House Seat A: *Republican Rick Cheatum, Pocatello

House Seat B: *Republican Dan Garner, Clifton


District 29

Senate: *Democrat James Ruchti, Pocatello

House Seat A: *Republican Dustin Manwaring, Pocatello

House Seat B


District 30

Senate: Democrat Karen Keith, Blackfoot

House Seat A: *Republican David Cannon, Blackfoot

House Seat B: *Republican Julianne Young, Blackfoot


District 31 


House Seat A: *Republican Jerald Raymond, Menan

House Seat B: *Republican Rod Furniss, Rigby


District 32

Senate: *Republican Kevin Cook, Idaho Falls

House Seat A: *Republican Stephanie Mickelsen, Idaho Falls

House Seat B: *Republican Wendy Horman, Idaho Falls


District 33


House Seat A: *Republican Barbara Ehardt, Idaho Falls

House Seat B: *Republican Marco Erickson, Idaho Falls


District 34


House Seat A: *Republican Jon Weber, Rexburg

House Seat B: *Republican Britt Raybould, Rexburg


District 35 


House Seat A

House Seat B: *Republican Josh Wheeler, Ammon

Idaho Capital Sun editor-in-chief Christina Lords contributed to this report.