Hello and welcome to the Website of Rep. Stephen Hartgen, District 24, Idaho House of Representatives. I'm pleased you're taking a look at this page, and hope you'll look at the other pages here. My contact information is below.
I was appointed to fill this seat in the Idaho House in July, 2008 by Governor C.L. "Butch" Otter, following selection by the District 24 Central Committee. I was then elected in November, 2008, by a margin of about 65 percent.
Since beginning service in July, 2008, I have frequently travelled about
the diverse and beautiful land of District 24, getting onto the back roads
and meeting more people wherever I go. District 24 consists of most of the city of Twin Falls
The city's cultural center is the College
The people of our Southern Idaho are as varied and wonderful as the land. We're hard-working, common-sense oriented and conservative in our values and outlooks. Twin Falls residents are down to earth, honest and fair-dealing. We love our families, our land, our state and nation. We're immensely proud to be Idahoans and Americans.
If our nation's Founding Fathers could return, I think they'd want to live "Out West," in a place just like District 24. They would recognize many of the values today which they fought to create in the new American nation. And, they would love our respect for the land, our appreciation for the ranching and farming way of life and our hard work and dedication to our communities, schools, churches and civic groups.
As deeply-connected as we are to the land, District 24 residents are also open-minded and alert to new ways to do things. Whether it's in agriculture, ranching or business, residents seem to have an abundance of initiative, determination and drive. We're rural, yes, and we're progressive too.
I can't think of a better place in America to serve in public office.
I'm also very proud to be an Idaho Republican. This past year, I had the privilege of being a delegate to the Republican national Convention in 2008 and I came away with a renewed commitment to the values of our party. Individual Liberty. Personal Responsibility. Opportunity to grow and succeed. Fiscal Prudence. Keeping our nation safe and secure. Those are values I believe in and want to see our state and nation follow.
It is a genuine privilege to serve in House Seat B, District 24, Idaho
With Best Regards,
Rep. Stephen Hartgen