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Press Release: Gov. Little comments on passing of Stephen Hartgen

By • December 31, 2021

The following Press Release was sent out by Governor Brad Little. Note: Press Releases sent out by elected officials do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of those at the Idaho Dispatch.

Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little commented today on the passing of former House member and Twin Falls Times News editor and publisher Stephen Hartgen.

“Steve was a colleague and friend who served with distinction in the Idaho House of Representatives. He was a steady leader and icon of Twin Falls, having served as editor and publisher of The Times News and in numerous economic development roles. A well-educated man, he passionately shared his opinions on important issues facing our state – right up until the days before he died. Idaho and the Magic Valley are better today because of Steve’s contributions. Teresa and I send our condolences to Steve’s wife, Linda Wright Hartgen, who is serving now as a member of the Idaho House of Representatives, and their five children,” Governor Little said.

A Times News article on Hartgen’s life can be found here:

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