Tuesday, November 13, 2018
Muffy Davis, Dick Fosbury Enjoy Night of Olympic Proportions
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Muffy Davis rolled along the campaign trail with her 9-year-old daughter Elle and husband Jeff Burley.
 
Wednesday, November 7, 2018
 

STORY AND PHOTO BY KAREN BOSSICK

Olympic Gold Medalist Dick Fosbury vaulted into a Blaine County commission seat on Tuesday, winning nearly three times the votes of his nearest challenger in a three-way race.

And Paralympic Gold Medalist Muffy Davis got more than twice the votes that incumbent Steve Miller did in the race for state representative, Position A, District 26.

"This felt like a Paralympic competition with 12,000 judges!" said Davis.

State Sen. Michelle Stennett easily retained her seat against her challenger Julie Lynn. And Rep. Sally Toone did the same against Mike McFadyen.

Realtor Ned Burns topped Hailey police officer Jared Murphy for the position of Bellevue Mayor, while Angenie McCleary held onto her county commission seat against Mickey Garcia.

Idaho voters passed Proposition 2, which would expand Medicaid for the uninsured. They turned down Proposition 1, which would have legalized instant horse racing machines.

Meanwhile, Republican Lt. Gov. Brad Little held off Democrat challenger Paulette Jordan, while Republican Janice McGeachin made history, becoming the first woman to capture the office of lieutenant governor against Democrat Kristin Collum who got the major newspaper endorsements.

As the sun rose Wednesday morning, Democrat Cindy Wilson was within a few percentage points of incumbent Republican Sherri Ybarra for Superintendent of Public Instruction, making the race too close to call. Ybarra eventually was declared the winner.

U.S. Congressman Mike Simpson retained his seat against challenger Aaron Swisher. Lawerence E. Denney won the Secretary of State seat against Democrat Jill Humble. Attorney Gen. Lawrence Wasden retained his seat against Democrat challenger Bruce Bistline.

Roger B. Harris beat David W. Gadd to succeed Randy J. Stoker as District Judge, District 5.

LOCAL ELECTION RESULTS (Blaine County Results in Parentheses)

LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT 26 STATE SENATOR

Julie Lynn 3,549 (2,639) 30%

Michelle Stennett 8,386 (7,649) 70%

LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT 26 STATE REPRESENTATIVE POSITION A

Muffy Davis 8,182 (7,602) 68%

Steve Miller 3,790 (2,713) 32%

LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT 26 STATE REPRESENTATIVE POSITION B

Mike McFadyen 3,900 (2,932) 33%

Sally Toone 7,954 (7,276) 67%

COUNTY COMMISSIONER FIRST DISTRICT

Mick Halverson 2,465

Dick Fosbury 6,760

Debra Hall 1,005

COUNTY COMMISSIONER THIRD DISTRICT

Mickey Garcia 2,134

Angenie McCleary 7,494

CLERK OF THE DISTRICT COURT

JoLynn Drage 8,649

COUNTY TREASURER

John David Davidson 8,622

COUNTY ASSESSOR

Jim Williams 8,633

COUNTY CORONER

Russell Mikel 7,561

FIFTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT JUDGE TO SUCCEED JUDGE RANDY STOKER

David W. Gadd (2,504)

Roger B. Harris (4,398)

BELLEVUE MAYOR

Jared Murphy 200

Ned Burns 618

ALDERMAN

Gregory Cappel 626

BLAINE SOIL CONSERVATION DISTRICT

Wade Prescott 6,285

Robert Simpson 6,357

U.S. AND STATE ELECTION RESULTS (Blaine County results in parentheses)

Congress Second District

Mike Simpson 166,257 (3,590) 60 %

Aaron Swisher 109,263 (6,661) 40 %

GOVERNOR

Paulette Jordan 219,774 (7,159) 38 %

Brad Little 340,795 (2,993) 60 %

LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR

Kristin Collum 227,172 (7,149) 41 %

Janice McGeachin 328,375 (3,058) 50 %

SECRETARY OF STATE

Lawerence E. Denney 341.302 (3,406)62 %

Jill Humble 209,701 (6,752) 38 %

ATTORNEY GENERAL

Bruce S. Bistline 192,203 (6,503) 35%

Lawrence Wasden 354,684 (3,585) 65 %

SUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION

Cindy Wilson 271,747 (7,275) 49%

Sherri Ybarra 281,8868 (2,848) 51%

PROPOSITION ONE (Horse Racing)

Yes 264,194 (4,155) 46 %

No 305,450 (5,941) 54 %

PROPOSITION TWO (Medicaid Expansion)

Yes 346,939 (8,206) 61 %

No 222,968  (2,056)39 %

This vote reflects just over 900 of Idaho's 958 precincts.

 

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