Hy Kloc

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Hy Kloc
Member of the Idaho House of Representatives
from District 16 Seat B
In office
December 1, 2012 – December 1, 2018
Preceded byElfreda Higgins
Succeeded byRob Mason
Personal details
BornEssen, Germany
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Joan Wallace
ResidenceBoise, Idaho
Alma materNew York City Community College
Western Michigan University

Hy Kloc (born in Essen, Germany)[1][2] is a Democratic Idaho State Representative representing the northwest Ada County-based District 16 since 2012.[3]


The son of Polish Holocaust survivors, Kloc emigrated to the United States at age 3 and settled in Brooklyn.[2] Kloc earned his AAS in marketing management from New York City Community College (now New York City College of Technology) and his BS in business education from Western Michigan University.

Upon moving to Boise in 2001 Kloc served as development director of Boise State Radio.[2]


Greater Boise Auditorium District[edit]

He was elected to the Greater Boise Auditorium District board of directors in 2011[4] and re elected in 2017.[5]

Kloc served as its vice chairman in 2014.[6]

Idaho House of Representatives[edit]


Kloc was unopposed in the primary[7] and the general[8] election.


Kloc was unchallenged in the primary.[9]

Kloc won the general election against Republican nominee Jim Silsby with 8,257 votes (58.31%).[10]


When Democratic Representative Elfreda Higgins retired and left the District 16 B seat open, Kloc won the May 15, 2012 Democratic Primary with 881 votes (73.3%) against David A. Honey.[11]

Kloc won the November 6, 2012 General election with 10,258 votes (54.2%) against Republican nominee Graham Paterson.[12]


  1. ^ "House Membership: Hy Kloc". Boise, Idaho: Idaho Legislature. Retrieved October 16, 2013.
  2. ^ a b c Hoffman, Nathaniel. "Hy Kloc - Citizen" Boise Weekly, June 17, 2009. (accessed 2 February 2014)
  3. ^ "Representative Hy Kloc's Biography". Project Vote Smart. Retrieved October 16, 2013.
  4. ^ "2011 May Election" (PDF).
  5. ^ "Greater Boise Auditorium District Director" (PDF).
  6. ^ Boise Auditorium District Board of Directors (accessed 2 February 2014)
  7. ^ "Legislative Totals". sos.idaho.gov. Retrieved 2017-11-25.
  8. ^ "Legislative Totals". sos.idaho.gov. Retrieved 2017-11-25.
  9. ^ "Legislative Totals". sos.idaho.gov. Retrieved 2017-11-25.
  10. ^ "Legislative Totals". sos.idaho.gov. Retrieved 2017-11-25.
  11. ^ "2012 Primary Results legislative". sos.idaho.gov. Retrieved 2017-11-25.
  12. ^ "2012 General Results Legislative". sos.idaho.gov. Retrieved 2017-11-25.

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