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Detailing Congressman Helen Chenoweth


Helen P Chenoweth was elected as the Idaho representative during 1994 Republican Revolution. She acted as a conservative state’s right advocate and populist. She took everything as a challenge and took several actions and enhanced environmental regulations. She is outspoken and frank at times. She focused more on the western states natural resource policy.

Helen Palmer is the daughter of Ardelle Palmer and Dwight. She was born on January 27, 1938. She was born in Kansas (Topeka). She did her schooling at Grants Pass High School that is located in Grants Pass, Oregon area. After completing her high school, she joined in Whitworth College that is located in Spokane, Washington. She attended the College from 1955 to 1958.

Helen Palmer came across Nick Chenoweth and married him in Whitworth. They gave birth to two children – Michael and Margaret. The couple got divorced in later years. Helen Palmer married Wayne Hage. Helen Palmer became self-employed after finishing her college studies. She worked as a legal and medical management consultant. She worked for more than a decade that is 1964 to 1975.

She undertook and administered a local medical center. Her interest was in politics, so she decided to enter into politics stream. She focuses on public policies and affairs. She has worked as a lecturer in one of the reputed colleges – Idaho School of Law and Consultation gave her experience and knowledge. It helped her to land a solid position in the politics. She occupied the position – Idaho Republican party’s State Executive Director. She serves between 1975 and 1977. She worked as the main staff member for Idaho Congressman Steve Symms from the year 1977 to 1978.

Helen Palmer and her business partner established lobbying group. It managed issues regarding energy policy, natural resources, political management, government contracts, and environmental policy.

Helen Palmer challenged Democrat Larry La Rocco, who is a two-term incumbent in one of the Idaho districts that consists of nineteen countries in 1994. She started the campaign and promised for the welfare of state economy. As she promised, it was above and better than the state recreation and wildlife. She took a promise to contest ‘Conflict in the West’ in the 1990s period. It ended up in raising of fees on grazing, logging, and commercial mining on federal property.

Her active involvement and movements helped her to achieve a good status in the politics. She held events like the endangered salmon bike and remained as a lightening stick for environmentalists in her district. Also did a few $2k treadmills reviews for a fitness magazine.

In one conference that took place on western wildfires at the University of Montana, one protestor shouted at Helen Palmer saying that she is the main threat to the forest environment. Helen Palmer was shocked and was taken to the podium. She told in the conference that they use salmon, and it should not be harmed anymore. She remained popular with the help of her main constituents in Idaho. The constituents include several States citizen military reserves, states right advocates and conservatives.

She left Congress in the year January 2001. She went back to Boise. She started to work for her consulting company.

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Reckless, Senseless, Heedless: Helen Chenoweth (Former Congressman) Passed Away as She Lived


Helen Chenoweth was born in Kansas. When she was one-year-old, Helen Chenoweth, parents moved to Los Angeles. She is an athlete, horse enthusiast, and musician. She did her graduation in Whitworth College that is located in Spokane. She worked in a cafeteria during her college days. She came to Nick Chenoweth. Nich Chenoweth worked as a cook, and Helen Chenoweth was a waitress. They both fell in love and married on 1958. Their marriage life did not last for a long time.

She started to work for her living. She established and administered Northside medical clinic. She wanted to be a part of politics. She took charge of the Idaho Republican Party as the executive director. She relocated to Boise to take over the position. After leaving the politics, she managed her consultancy business. She had one son and one daughter.

Helen Chenoweth was killed in a car accident. She was traveling in a sports utility vehicle on October 2, 2006. The vehicle overturned near Tonopah on a remote highway. She was seen without a seatbelt. She was traveling with her grandson who is six months old and step daughter in law with her in the vehicle. The infant suffered minor injuries. She was buried along with her husband, Wayne Huge in Monitor Valley (Nevada).
Helen Chenoweth, who is a former congresswoman, is a colorful and bold Idaho eccentric. Her powerful libertarian streak surprised the common people. Her death was shocking to the entire world. She died in a car accident on October 2 in Nevada. It was a tragedy and not surprise. Why was Helen Chenoweth not wearing a seatbelt? She did not use seatbelt as she is never bothered about the Nevada law. The accident was unexpected. The infant’s life was saved with some good luck.

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The worst part was when the SUV rolled in the accident; it was said that the ex-politician had a small infant on her lap. As per the Nevada Law, the passengers should wear a seat belt and infant or children should be buckled in safety belt seats. It was a miracle to see the child who was in their car survived the accident. The small child was thrown out from the vehicle during the accident. The infant was thrown beside with Helen Chenoweth.

Helen Chenoweth was anti-environmental anti-government regulation. She was close in her public statements and ideology to the bigots like Bo Gritz and Randy Weaver, who was the reason to give Idaho a bad name nationally.

Helen Chenoweth made Idahoans look foolish, out of touch and ignorant. She believed in black helicopters and vast government conspiracies. Her name was mentioned in The Progressive. It was mentioned under the Ten Dimmest Bulbs of Congress. It was voted by fellow Republicans and not by Democrats.

It is sad to hear that Helen Chenoweth is dead. She should have been alive. She has died because of not obeying the law. If she has used the seat belt, she would not have lost her life. She was killed because neglected to follow a simple and common rule. The seat belt is a safety precaution and it is legally mandated. It is known well to her.

Some people argue that Helen Chenoweth has risked her life by not following the rule but why did she risk the five-month-old baby that was seated on her lap. Helen Chenoweth was buried at her family cemetery – Pine Creek Ranch, Monitor Valley, Nevada. She died at the age of 68.

Helen Chenoweth does not know the difference between good government policy and ill-informed opinions and that was the major problem with her.

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