Seven-term state Rep. Darrell Bolz, R-Caldwell, vice-chair of the budget-writing Joint Finance-Appropriations Committee, announced today that he won’t run for an eighth term. Bolz, who said he’s not endorsing anyone for his seat, said he’s enjoyed his time in the Legislature and found it rewarding, but feels it is time to step aside and allow someone else to serve. “I feel extremely fortunate to have been able to serve the people of District 10, Canyon County, and the state of Idaho,” Bolz said in a statement. “It has been both an honor and privilege to serve in this capacity.”
Bolz said the things he’s found most rewarding in his legislative career have been “the people that one meets, and the things one learns every day.” In addition to JFAC, Bolz serves on the agriculture and judiciary committees. He is an emeritus professor for the University of Idaho extension.