Debate cancelled, as Jill Ellsworth, the original Democratic candidate on the ballot, did not respond to our invitation.
Qualifications: 25 years of age, U.S. Citizen, two year Idaho resident
Term of office: Four years
Salary: $85,800 in 2007, $88,374 in 2008, $91,025 in 2009, $93,756 in 2010
Duties: The State Treasurer operates as the central chief fiscal officer and banker of monies collected by Idaho. The Treasurer is responsible for managing more than $2 billion dollars. The Treasurer's Office also acts as the state's bank, receiving and disbursing all monies. The Office invests idle state monies and funds for local government and state agencies. The Office's daily balance is in excess of $1.6 billion dollars, and processes about $30 million each day. The Idaho State Treasurer's Office also administers the Idaho Millennium Fund, the IDeal College Savings Program, and the Idaho Prime Loan Program.
Ron Crane
Ron Crane
Howard Faux
Howard Faux
  • Born 1948 in Nampa, Idaho
  • Married to Cheryl
  • Father of six, grandfather of three
  • Education
  • Associates Degree, Bible Missionary Institute, 1971
  • Professional Experience
  • Founder, Crane Alarm Service (Burglar & Fire Alarm Company), 1979
  • Idaho First National Bank, 1973-1975
  • First National Bank of Rock Island, 1968-1972
  • Military Experience
  • Member Idaho National Guard, 1971-1977
  • Named "Idaho Soldier of the Year," 1975
  • Associations / Community Involvement
  • Elected State Treasurer, 1998-present
  • Member, Idaho House of Representatives, 1983-1998
  • Republican Precinct Committeeman, 1980-83
  • Board member and Treasurer at Grace Bible Church – Nampa, Idaho
  • Board member and Vice-Chairman - Hope International Missions charity
  • Born 1927 in Buhl, Idaho
  • Married to Mary
  • Father of six, grandfather of 18
  • Education
  • B. S. in Business Administration, University of Idaho, 1949
  • Pacific Coast School of Banking, certificate in bank management, 1967
  • Professional Experience
  • Realtor and now Managing Associate Broker for Heritage Shores Realty, Inc., 1993-current
  • Vice President and Manager, First National Bank of North Idaho in Sandpoint, 1984-1993
  • Vice President and Manager, Idaho First National, 1967-1984
  • Military Experience
  • U.S. Navy, 1945-1946
  • Associations / Community Involvement
  • Past commissioner of Westside Fire District, 1984-1998
  • 30 year membership Kiwanis Club, 1963-1993
  • Board of Director member for Bonner General Hospital, 1976-current
  • Lifetime member Elks Club


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