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Wed., Feb. 13, 2013, 11:37 a.m.

Substitute Sen. Quane Kenyon: ‘I thought I knew where everything was’

Quane Kenyon, former longtime legislative reporter for the Associated Press, serves as a substitute state senator in 2013 (Betsy Russell)
Quane Kenyon, former longtime legislative reporter for the Associated Press, serves as a substitute state senator in 2013 (Betsy Russell)

Former longtime Associated Press reporter Quane Kenyon covered many an Idaho legislative session, but his role in the Capitol today is a different one – he’s a substitute senator, filling in today through Friday for Sen. Fred Martin, R-Boise. Martin is off to Atlanta with his wife to celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary.

As the Senate’s floor session concluded today, Majority Leader Bart Davis, R-Idaho Falls, said to smiles, “It is wonderful to have a member of the press, even if a retired member of the press, sitting with us Republicans.”

Kenyon said afterward, “I thought I knew where everything was, because I prowled these halls for 26 years. So I get down here, and everything’s moved.”

Counting regular sessions, organizational sessions and special sessions, Kenyon said he covered 40 sessions of the Idaho Legislature for the Associated Press; he also covered the Michigan legislature. While he’s subbing for Martin, Kenyon said, “I hope to avoid making any really hard decisions, since I’m just a caretaker.”




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Betsy Z. Russell
Betsy Z. Russell joined The Spokesman-Review in 1991. She currently is a reporter in the Boise Bureau covering Idaho state government and politics, and other news from Idaho's state capital.

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