Wednesday, April 14, 2021
District 26 Incumbents Sweep Election
Voting was light enough at Ketchum’s Community Library that poll workers had time to do the wave.
Wednesday, November 4, 2020


Dist. 26 Sen. Michelle Stennett-D defeated her Republican challenger Eric Parker Tuesday. in a race that received national attention from NPR and others because of Parker’s militia ties.

Dist. Rep. Muffy Davis-D retained her seat, running unchallenged.

Dist. 26 Rep. Sally Toone-D., retained her seat, running against William Thorpe of Bliss.

Louise Noyes spent Tuesday afternoon knitting a new red sweater as she served as poll watcher at Ketchum’s Community Library.

Blaine County Commissioner Jacob Greenberg turned away challenger Kiki Tidwell, And Tammy E. Davis, Gregory Cappel and Doug Brown retained their alderman seats in Bellevue.

Longtime U.S. Sen. Jim Risch-R easily beat Paulette Jordan, the Democrat candidate.


  • Legislative District 26, State Senate

    Eric Parker-R 8,253 votes--41.5 percent

    Michelle Stennett-D 11,636 votes—58.5 percent

  • Legislative District 26, State Representative A

    Muffy Davis-D 14,954 votes—100 percent

  • Legislative District 26, State Representative B

    William Thorpe-R 8,571 votes—43.2 percent

    Sally Toone-D 11,267 votes—56.8 percent

    • County Commissioner First District

      Dick Fosbury-D 11,386—100 percent

    • County Commissioner Second District

      Jacob Greenberg-D 9,069—72.01 percent

      Kiki Tidwell-Ind 3,525—27.99 percent

    • County Sheriff

      Steve Harkins-D 11,379—100 percent

    • Prosecuting Attorney

      Matthew Fredback-D 11,320—100 percent

    • Retain Magistrate Jennifer K. Haemmerle

      Yes 10,583—85.57 percent

      No 1,784—14.43 percent

    • Bellevue Mayor

      Ned Burns 874—82.22 percent

      Jared Murphy—189 17.78 percent

    • Alderman Bellevue

    Tammy E. Davis 824—29.16 percent

    Gregory Cappel 634—22.43 percent

    Doug Brown 746—26.40 percent

    Robert R. Bradford 622—22.01 percent

  • U.S. Senate

Jim Risch-R 394,435 votes—60.82 percent

Paulette Jordan-D 230,398 votes—35.41 percent

* U.S. House, Second Idaho District

Mike Simpson-R 178,434--61.53 percent

C. Aaron Swisher-D 99,804--34.42 percent

 As for the Presidency? It's a nail bitter with Vice President Joe Biden claiming 238 electoral votes to President Trump's 213 and all eyes on Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Michigan, North Carolina, Nevada and Georgia.

In Blaine County, however, Biden won 8,919 votes, or 67.12 percent. Trump won 4,031 votes, of 30.34 percent in a race that featured seven candidates, including Kanye West, who got 53 votes.

Paulette Jordan also carried Blaine County in the Senate race with 8,739 votes, or 65.68 percent, to Jim Risch's 4,225 votes, or 31.75 percent. And Aaron Swisher got 7,703 votes, or 58.54 percent, to Mike Simpson's 5,025, or 38.19 percent.



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