Luke Malek, former North Idaho regional director for then-Gov. Jim Risch and currently a Kootenai County deputy prosecutor, has announced he's running for the seat being vacated next year by four-term state Rep. Marge Chadderdon, R-Coeur d'Alene; Chadderdon has endorsed Malek, a Republican and Kootenai County native who bills himself as a “conservative leader who understands the importance of economic growth, increased job opportunities and smaller government.”
Betsy Z. Russell covers Idaho news from The Spokesman-Review's bureau in Boise.
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