Otter has said he won’t seek reelection next year.
Balukoff, 71, said he’s willing to launch another campaign, but his wife is unsure. He plans on making a final decision this fall.
“It’s something I would like to do, but I’m not going to do it without my wife’s support, that’s key,” Balukoff said. “I think I would have a better chance this time than when I ran against a popular incumbent.”
The outcome in the 2014 race wasn’t a surprise in Republican-leaning Idaho, where all seven statewide elected officials have hailed from the GOP since 2006.
Balukoff is a trustee on the Boise School Board – the state’s second-largest school district – as well as an accountant and businessman who co-owns Boise’s Grove Hotel along with CenturyLink Arena and the Idaho Steelheads minor league hockey team. Full story.