Idaho Elections: Little elected governor, Ybarra edges Wilson for schools chief

With 95 percent of precincts reporting, Idaho voters on Tuesday elected Republican Brad Little as governor. Little defeated Democrat Paulette Jordan 59.4 percent to 38.5 percent.

For the first time in state history, Idaho has a woman as lieutenant governor. Republican Janice McGeachin beat Democrat Kristin Collum 59 percent to 41 percent.

Republican Incumbent Secretary of State Lawerence Denney held on to his seat, with 62 percent of the vote over Democrat Jill Humble.

Attorney General Lawrence Wasden also prevailed, defeating Democrat Bruce Bistline 65 percent to 35 percent.

In a tight race for Superintendent of Public Instruction, incumbent Republican Sherri Ybarra edged Democrat Cindy Wilson 51.1 percent to 48.9 percent – a difference of just 12 -thousand votes out of more than 557,000 cast.

In the state’s Congressional races, Republican Russ Fulcher got 62.4 percent of the vote to claim the 1st District seat, with Democrat Cristina McNeil receving 31.3 percent, and five other candidates splitting the remaining vote.

In the 2nd District, Republican incumbent U.S. Rep. Mike Simpson won election to an 11th term, defeating Democrat Aaron Swisher 60 percent to 40 percent. (Idaho Secretary of State’s Office)

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