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Denton Darrington

Denton Darrington
Member of the Idaho Senate
from the 27th district
Incumbent
Assumed office
1982
Personal details
Born (1940-04-30) April 30, 1940
Burley, Idaho
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Virgene Lind Darrington
Profession Farmer, Teacher
Religion The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon)

Denton Darrington (born April 30, 1940) is a former Republican Idaho State Senator serving from 1982 to 2012. He represented the Idaho 27th District which included all of Cassia County. [1]

Contents

  • Early Life and Career 1
  • Elections 2
  • Honors 3
  • Legislative Experience 4
  • Travels 5
  • References 6
  • External links 7

Early Life and Career

Senator Denton Darrington was born in Idaho State Senate from 1982 to 2012. Following redistricting in 2012 he declined to run against Republican State Senator Dean L. Cameron when the counties of Cassia and Minidoka were combined into a single legislative district.

Elections

District 27 - Cassia, Oneida, and Power Counties and a portion of Bingham County
Year Candidate Votes Pct Candidate Votes Pct
2002 Primary[2] Denton Darrington 3,141 59.6% Moon Wheeler 2,131 40.4%
2002 General[3] Denton Darrington 8,758 100%
2004 Primary[4] Denton Darrington 4,106 100%
2004 General[5] Denton Darrington 11,273 100%
2006 Primary[6] Denton Darrington 4,414 100%
2006 General[7] Denton Darrington 8,786 100%
2008 Primary[8] Denton Darrington 4,341 100%
2008 General[9] Denton Darrington 11,667 100%
2010 Primary[10] Denton Darrington 5,217 100%
2010 General[11] Denton Darrington 8,705 100%

Honors

Darrington’s many Honors:

  • Outstanding Republican County Chairman – Republican Hall of Fame (1980)
  • Outstanding Republican Legislator – Republican Hall of Fame (1986)
  • Friend of Agriculture Award – Idaho Farm Bureau (1987–88, 1991–92, 2007–08)
  • Outstanding Citizen, Farmer, Businessman – Burley Chamber of Commerce (1991)
  • Legislator of the Year – National Republican Legislators Association (1994)
  • Honorary Member of the Burley Kiwanis Club (1997)
  • Idaho State Bar (1998)

[12]

Legislative Experience

  • Chairman of Health and Welfare Committee (1984–1988)
  • Pacific NW Hazardous Waste Advisory Council, was appointed by Gov. Andrus (1988–1990)
  • Executive Committee, NCSL (1988–91, 2006–09)
  • Chairman of the Judiciary and Rules Committee (1988–present)
  • Co-Chairman of Select Committee on Education (1993)
  • Chairman of Law and Criminal Justice Committee, NCSL (1993–94, 2003–04)
  • Governor’s Task Force on Adolescent Pregnancy (1994)
  • Co-Chairman of Legislative Council Interim Committee on Juvenile Justice (1994)
  • Elected to Legislative Council by Senate Members (1994–1997)
  • Member of State Affairs Committee (1994–present)
  • Governor’s Task Force for Alternative Sentencing (1995)
  • Chairman of Interim Committee on Reapportionment (1995)
  • Senate Representative on State Board of Education (1995)
  • K-12 Rules Review Committee (1995)
  • Co-Chairman of Interim Committee on Criminal Justice
  • Member of the Board of Juvenile Corrections, appointed by Gov. Kempthorne (1998–present)
  • State Historical Records Advisory Board, appointed by Gov. Kempthorne (1999–2008)
  • Task Force for Needs Assessment for Children’s Mental Health (2000)
  • Substance Abuse Revolving Fund Oversight Committee, appointed by Pres. Pro Tem Geddes (2000)
  • Vice-Chairman NCSL, Law and Justice Committee (2000, 2002, 2005–06)
  • Millennium Fund Committee, appointed by Pres. Pro Tem Geddes (2000–present)
  • Chairman of Millennium Fund Committee (2000–2005)
  • NCSL, Elections Task Force (2001)
  • Idaho Council on Children’s Mental Health, appointed by Gov. Kempthorne (2001–08)
  • Permanent Building Fund Advisory Council, appointed by Gov. Kempthorne (2001–present)
  • Chairman of Idaho Council on Children’s Mental Health (2004–08)
  • NCSL Task Force on Homeland Security (2004–present)
  • Chairman of Permanent Building Fund Advisory Council (2004–present)
  • Governor’s Criminal Justice Commission, appointed by Gov. Kempthorne (2005–present)
  • Advisory Committee on Ada County Courthouse, appointed by Pres. Pro Tem Geddes)

[13]

Travels

  • Tour of France, England and Scotland (1988)
  • Study Tour of Germany and Poland (1994)
  • 3-Branch Roundtable on Federalism, Washington, D.C. (1998)
  • NCSL Tour of Bavaria, Germany, Brussels, and Belgium (2004)
  • Keynote, Brooking Institute, Washington, D.C. (2008)

[14]

References

  1. ^ Ballotpedia.org-Darrington
  2. ^  
  3. ^ Cenarrusa, Pete T. "November 5, 2002 General Election Results". Boise, Idaho: Secretary of State of Idaho. Retrieved November 11, 2014. 
  4. ^  
  5. ^ Ysursa, Ben. "November 2, 2004 General Election Results". Boise, Idaho: Secretary of State of Idaho. Retrieved November 11, 2014. 
  6. ^ Ysursa, Ben. "May 23, 2006 Primary Election Results". Boise, Idaho: Secretary of State of Idaho. Retrieved November 11, 2014. 
  7. ^ Ysursa, Ben. "November 7, 2006 General Election Results". Boise, Idaho: Secretary of State of Idaho. Retrieved November 11, 2014. 
  8. ^ Ysursa, Ben. "May 27, 2008 Primary Election Results". Boise, Idaho: Secretary of State of Idaho. Retrieved November 11, 2014. 
  9. ^ Ysursa, Ben. "November 4, 2008 General Election Results". Boise, Idaho: Secretary of State of Idaho. Retrieved November 11, 2014. 
  10. ^ Ysursa, Ben. "May 25, 2010 Primary Election Results". Boise, Idaho: Secretary of State of Idaho. Retrieved November 11, 2014. 
  11. ^ Ysursa, Ben. "November 2, 2010 General Election Results". Boise, Idaho: Secretary of State of Idaho. Retrieved November 11, 2014. 
  12. ^ Project Vote Smart-Bio Sen. Darrington
  13. ^ Project Vote Smart-Bio Sen. Darrington
  14. ^ Congress.org-Bio Sen. Denton Darrington

External links

  • Idaho Legislature Official government website
  • Project Vote Smart-Bio Sen. Darrington
  • Congress.org-Bio Sen. Denton Darrington
  • Freedom Speaks-Official profile of Sen. Darrington
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