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Richard H. Stallings
|Chair of the Idaho Democratic Party|
2005 - December 20, 2007
|R. Keith Roark|
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from Idaho's 2nd district
January 3, 1985 - January 3, 1993
Richard Howard Stallings
October 7, 1940
Ogden, Utah, U.S.
|Children||2 sons, 1 daughter|
|Residence||Island Park (formerly Pocatello and Rexburg)|
|Alma mater||Weber State College, B.S. 1965|
Utah State University, M.S. 1968
Richard Stallings was born in Ogden, Utah to Howard and Elizabeth (née Austin) Stallings in 1940. Richard was raised in Ogden along with his younger sister, Marilyn. He grew up active in Scouting, earning the rank of Eagle Scout at age 16, and a year later the Silver Award. Stallings is a graduate of the Ben Lomond High School class of 1958. He served as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in New Zealand from 1960 to 1962. While attending Weber State College, Richard met his first wife, Ranae Garner. The couple were married in 1963 in the Salt Lake Temple in a ceremony officiated by Spencer W. Kimball. He earned a Bachelor of Science in History and Political Science from Weber State College, then went on to earn a Master of Science in History from Utah State University, having fulfilled a portion of his Master's studies at Colorado College. Stallings taught history at Ricks College in Rexburg, Idaho from 1969 until his election to Congress in 1984. During those years, Ranae gave birth to a son and a daughter, and the couple adopted another son.
Idaho Democrats nominated Stallings to challenge four-term Republican incumbent George Hansen in 1982, but he lost in the general election. In 1984, after Hansen was censured by the House of Representatives, Stallings defeated him in a hotly contested race by fewer than 200 votes. Despite representing a heavily Republican district, Stallings was re-elected three times by comfortable margins.
Stallings attempted to win his old House seat back in 1998, but was defeated by Mike Simpson of Blackfoot in the general election. The seat was open, as three-term incumbent Mike Crapo successfully ran for an open seat in the U.S. Senate.
On March 14, 2014, Stallings filed to run as the Democratic candidate for his old U.S. House seat in Idaho's Second Congressional District. He was the Democratic nominee after the uncontested primary election, but was defeated by Simpson in the general election.
|1982||Richard Stallings||76,608||48%||George Hansen (inc.)||83,873||52%|
|1984||Richard Stallings||101,266||50%||George Hansen (inc.)||101,133||50%|
|1986||Richard Stallings (inc.)||103,035||54%||Mel Richardson||86,528||46%|
|1988||Richard Stallings (inc.)||127,956||63%||Dane Watkins||68,226||34%||Donovan Bramwell||Libertarian||5,703||3%|
|1990||Richard Stallings (inc.)||98,008||64%||Sean McDevitt||56,004||32%|
|1998||Richard Stallings||77,736||45%||Mike Simpson||91,337||53%||Jonathan B. Ratner||Natural Law||4,854||3%|
|2014||Richard Stallings||82,801||39%||Mike Simpson||131,492||61%|
|1992||Richard Stallings||208,036||43.5%||Dirk Kempthorne||270,468||56.5%|
This article incorporates public domain material from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress website http://bioguide.congress.gov.
|U.S. House of Representatives|
George V. Hansen
| United States House of Representatives, Idaho Second Congressional District
January 4, 1985 - January 5, 1993
David H. Leroy
| United States Nuclear Waste Negotiator
Under President Bill Clinton
1993 - 1995
|Party political offices|
John V. Evans
| Democratic Party nominee, U.S. Senator (Class 3) from Idaho
| Chairman of the Idaho Democratic Party
2005 - 2007
R. Keith Roark