Two legislators who are running for statewide office missed most or all of the past week of lawmaking, appointing subs to serve for them while they campaigned. Rep. Lawerence Denney, R-Midvale, who is running for secretary of state, named Howard Rynearson, of Payette, who is running for Denney’s seat, as a substitute for him in the House through Monday. Sen. Russ Fulcher, R-Meridian, named Dan Johnson, a real estate agent from Kuna, to fill in for him for the week; Fulcher is running for governor. Johnson told senators, “He needed some personal time.” Both subs are legislative district GOP chairmen/Betsy Russell, Eye on Boise. Complete Eye on Boise Sunday column here.
Question: Is it right to use subs in the Idaho Legislature so you can campaign for statewide office?