US Representative, 2nd Congressional District
Candidates' Debate: Sunday October 22, 7:00 p.m. MT/PT
Qualifications: 25 years of age; U.S. citizen for at least seven years; Idaho resident
Term of office: Two years
Salary: Approximately $168,000 in 2007
Duties: Assess and collect taxes; regulate commerce, both interstate and foreign; pay the debts and provide for the common defense and general welfare of the United States; coin money; establish post offices; establish courts inferior to the Supreme Court; declare war; and raise and maintain an army and navy. To make all laws which shall be necessary and proper for carrying into execution the foregoing powers, and all other powers vested by this Constitution in the government of the United States, or in any department or officer thereof.
Cameron Forth
Cameron Forth
Jim Hansen
Jim Hansen
Mike Simpson
Mike Simpson
    NOT DEBATING: NO ACTIVE CAMPAIGN
    Vitals
  • Born 1975 in Dayton, OH
  • Married to Kate
  • Father of two
  • Education
  • B.S., University of Colorado, 1997
  • Professional Experience
  • Survey Technician, Jorgensen Associates, 2004-present
  • Brewer, Grand Teton Brewing Company, 2003-2006
  • Military Experience
  • Captain, United States Air Force, 1998-2003
  • Associations / Community Involvement
  • Member, Idaho Society of Professional Land Surveyors, 2005-present
    Vitals
  • Born 1959 in Idaho Falls, Idaho
  • Married to Joan
  • Father of two
  • Education
  • J.D. University of Idaho College of Law, 1985
  • B.A. The College of William and Mary, 1982
  • Professional Experience
  • Founder and executive director of United Vision for Idaho, 1995 to present
  • Idaho State Representative, 1988-1994
  • Acting director of the Office of Conflict Management Services and adjunct instructor at Boise State University, 1992-1994
  • Practiced law with Idaho firm of Givens, McDevitt, Pursley, Webb & Buser, 1986-1991
  • Associations / Community Involvement
  • Active in Rotary; President of the Rotary Club of Boise-Sunrise, 2004-2005
  • Co-founder of Fund for Idaho; board of directors, 2001-2006
  • Idaho Shakespeare Festival Board of Directors 1989-1994
  • Idaho Mediation Association Board of Directors
  • Idaho State Bar Committee on Judicial Independence and Integrity
  • Ford Foundation "Leadership for a Changing World Award"
    Vitals
  • Born 1950 in Burley, Idaho
  • Married to Kathy
  • Education
  • D.D.S. Washington University School of Dental Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri 1977
  • Professional Experience
  • U.S House of Representatives Idaho‚Äôs 2nd District, 1998-current
  • Speaker of the House, Idaho House of Representatives, 1992-1998
  • Idaho State Representative, 1984-1998
  • Blackfoot City Council, 1980
  • Former practitioner, Simpson Family Dental Practice in Blackfoot, Idaho

Other candidate(s) on the ballot: Travis J Hedrick, Constitution Party
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