Sen. Roy Lacey, D-Pocatello, announced today that he won’t seek re-election, and instead is endorsing Rep. Mark Nye, D-Pocatello, to replace him. Lacey has served two terms in the Senate and one in the House before that. The two both represent District 29, Bannock County.
In a statement to constituents in his district, Lacey said, “As with all things in life, there comes a time when change is right and if it is right, everything falls into place. This is the case right now. I have a very capable replacement in Mark Nye who has had two years in the House to get ready. You all know him and can appreciate his wisdom and wit and know that he has your best interests in mind. He has my full confidence and support and surely his size 14 shoes will more than fill my little size 8's.”
Pocatello attorney David H. Maguire, a Democrat, has filed to run for Nye’s seat. You can see the full list of candidates for the May primary at the Secretary of State’s website here; it’s being updated periodically.