Former Idaho Congressman Bill Sali, who popped up at the Statehouse today proposing a specialty license plate bill to raise funds for his new nonprofit organization, the “American Heritage Foundation,” says he's considering running for the state Legislature again. “I am looking at this open seat out here,” Sali told Eye on Boise. “We have not made a final decision yet, but I'm looking at it.”
Sali served 16 years in the Idaho House before serving one term in Congress; he lost to Democrat Walt Minnick in 2008. Since then, he said he's been “doing some consulting work dealing with kind of land development, economic development, and spending a little more time with family, those kinds of things, kind of keeping a low profile. I found that I had time to work on some things that were of interest to me. I have a couple of old classic Honda motorcycles, I have finally had the time to start working on those, that's been a great delight.” Sali, 57, is an attorney but went on inactive status when he went to Congress in 2006; he said he's just filed his paperwork to return to active status as a lawyer.
Betsy Z. Russell covers Idaho news from The Spokesman-Review's bureau in Boise.
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