Thyra Stevenson

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Thyra Stevenson
Member of the IdahoHouseofRepresentatives
from the District 6, seat A district
In office
December 1, 2012 December 1, 2014
Preceded by Tom Trail
Succeeded byDan Rudolph
In office
December 1, 2016 May 11, 2020
Preceded byDan Rudolph
Personal details
BornSeptember 4, 1944
Palo Alto, California, U.S.
Died (aged 75)
Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, U.S.
Nationality American
Political party Republican
Spouse(s)
Walter Noel Greenham
(m. 1978;died 2015)
Children5
Alma mater Boston University, New York University, University of Washington
OccupationMilitary pilot, CIO, Spanish professor, politician
Website thyrastevensonidahohouse.com
Military career
AllegianceFlag of the United States.svg  United States
Service/branchFlag of the United States Coast Guard.svg  United States Coast Guard

Thyra Kay Stevenson (September 4, 1944 – May 11, 2020) was an American politician from Idaho. She was a Republican member of Idaho House of Representatives from District 6 in the A seat.

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Early life

Stevenson was born in Palo Alto, California. [1]

Education

Stevenson earned a BA in English and another BA degree in Spanish from Boston University. She earned a certificate in Spanish from the University of Madrid [ disambiguation needed ][ which? ] in Spain, a MA in Spanish literature from New York University, and a PhD in Latin American literature from the University of Washington. [1]

Career

Stevenson began flying when she was a child. As an experienced pilot, she flew planes such as DC-3s, Convairs, Boeing 727 cargo and passenger planes. [2]

Stevenson served in the military as an Aircraft Commander, Flotilla Commander, and pilot instructor in the United States Coast Guard. Stevenson was also a Chief Information Officer in the AuxAir Squadon. [1] She was a Professor of Spanish at University of Washington. [1]

On November 6, 2012, Stevenson won the election and became a Republican member of Idaho House of Representatives for District 6 seat A. Stevenson defeated Pete Gertonson with 54.2% of the votes. [1] [3]

On November 4, 2014, as an incumbent, Stevenson lost the seat for District 6 seat A. Stevenson was defeated by Dan Rudolf with 49.9% of the votes. [1] [4]

On November 8, 2016, Stevenson won the election and became a Republican member of Idaho House of Representatives for District 6 seat A again. Stevenson defeated Bob Blakely with 56.55% of the votes. [1] [5] On November 6, 2018, as an incumbent, Stevenson won the election and continued serving District 6 seat A. Stevenson defeated Rick Tousley with 59.0% of the votes. [1] [6]

Stevenson was the vice chair person of the Revenue and Taxation Committee. [1]

Elections

District 6 House Seat A - Lewis and Nez Perce Counties
YearCandidateVotesPctCandidateVotesPct
2012 Primary [7] Thyra Stevenson2,566100%
2012 General [8] Thyra Stevenson9,81454.2%Pete Gertonson8,29445.8%
2014 Primary [9] Thyra Stevenson (incumbent)1,938100%
2014 General

[4]

Dan Rudolph6,23050.1%Thyra Stevenson (incumbent)6,20549.9%
2016 Primary [10] Thyra Stevenson2,148100%
2016 General [5] Thyra Stevenson10,60056.6%Bob Blakey8,14443.4%

Personal life and death

In 1978, Stevenson married Walter Noel Greenham (1941–2015), a Navy veteran and computer engineer. She had five children. Stevenson lived in California, until returning to Lewiston, Idaho after retirement. Stevenson served on the Lewiston City Council. [1] [11]

Stevenson died on May 11, 2020, at age 75, from complications of a heart attack she suffered a week prior. [12]


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References

  1. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 "Representative Thyra Stevenson's Biography". Vote Smart . Retrieved October 24, 2019.
  2. Spence, William S. (February 16, 2014). "Pilot-lawmaker ready to soar". lmtribune.com. Retrieved October 24, 2019.
  3. "November 6, 2012 General Election Results". sos.idaho.gov. November 6, 2012. Retrieved October 24, 2019.
  4. 1 2 Ysursa, Ben. "November 4, 2014 General Election Results: Legislative Totals". Boise, Idaho: Secretary of State of Idaho. Archived from the original on December 20, 2016. Retrieved February 9, 2017.
  5. 1 2 Denney, Lawerence. "Nov 8, 2016 General Election Results: Legislative Totals". Boise, Idaho: Secretary of State of Idaho. Archived from the original on December 21, 2016. Retrieved February 9, 2017.
  6. "November 6, 2018 General Election Results". sos.idaho.gov. November 6, 2018. Retrieved October 24, 2019.
  7. Ysursa, Ben. "May 15, 2012 Primary Election Results: Legislative Totals". Boise, Idaho: Secretary of State of Idaho. Archived from the original on November 19, 2012. Retrieved February 9, 2017.
  8. Ysursa, Ben. "November 6, 2012 General Election Results: Legislative Totals". Boise, Idaho: Secretary of State of Idaho. Archived from the original on June 15, 2016. Retrieved February 9, 2017.
  9. Ysursa, Ben. "May 20, 2014 General Election Results: Legislative Totals". Boise, Idaho: Secretary of State of Idaho. Archived from the original on November 8, 2014. Retrieved February 9, 2017.
  10. Denney, Lawerence. "May 17, 2016 Primary Election Results: Legislative Totals". Boise, Idaho: Secretary of State of Idaho. Archived from the original on December 20, 2016. Retrieved February 9, 2017.
  11. "Walter Noel Greenham". lmtribune.com. March 8, 2015. Retrieved October 24, 2019.
  12. "Thyra Stevenson, Idaho state rep., dies at 75". Associated Press . KIDK. May 11, 2020. Retrieved May 11, 2020.