Tony Potts (politician)

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Tony Potts
Member of the Idaho Senate
from the 33rd district
In office
October 10, 2017 December 1, 2018
Preceded by Bart Davis
Succeeded by David Lent
Personal details
Born1976/1977(age 41–42)
Political party Republican
Residence Idaho Falls, Idaho
Alma mater Brigham Young University

Tony Potts (born 1976/77) was an appointed Republican member of the Idaho Senate. He served only one term before losing the primary to Dave Lents. He represented the 33rd district, which covers parts of Bonneville County.

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Biography

Potts graduated from Brigham Young University. He is active in the local Republican party and unsuccessfully ran for Bonneville County Commission in 2016. [1] He works as a property manager and salesman in Idaho Falls. [2]

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Following the resignation of longtime Senator Bart Davis in order to serve as United States Attorney for the District of Idaho, Potts was selected by Governor Butch Otter to fill the vacancy. [3] He was chosen over State Representative Bryan Zollinger and Mark Fuller, chairman of the Bonneville County Republican Party. [4] [5]

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Potts lost by a close to a two-to-one margin in the May 15th, 2018 Republican Primary to David Lent. [6]

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References

  1. Russell, Betsy Z. (October 15, 2017). "Eye on Boise: Lawmaker thankful for 'America, the land of redemption'". The Spokesman-Review . Retrieved December 15, 2017.
  2. "Gov. Otter names Tony Potts to fill vacant Senate seat". Meridian Press. October 11, 2017. Retrieved December 15, 2017.
  3. "Tony Potts named District 33 State Senator". Local News 8. October 10, 2017. Retrieved December 15, 2017.
  4. Russell, Betsy Z. (October 10, 2017). "Otter picks Potts to serve out Davis' Senate term". The Spokesman-Review . Retrieved December 15, 2017.
  5. Hanian, John (October 10, 2017). "Potts Named to Fill Idaho Senate Vacancy Left by Bart Davis Departure". Office of Governor Butch Otter. Retrieved December 15, 2017.
  6. http://www.postregister.com/articles/news-todays-headlines/2018/05/15/lent-beats-potts-will-face-sehlke-general