Rep. Richard Stallings, D-Idaho, became one of few Church members ever to receive nominating votes for president of the United States at the Democratic National Convention.
Stallings, third-term congressman from Idaho's 2nd District, is a high priest in the McLean (Va.) Ward who taught political science at Ricks College before being elected to Congress. The votes for him for president came when the Minnesota delegation cast three of its presidential nominating votes during a roll-call July 20.The votes for Stallings were among only nine cast for candidates other than Michael Dukakis and the Rev. Jesse Jackson. The three Minnesotans who voted for Stallings said they did so because of his anti-abortion views.