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Watson Seeks 2nd Term

Larry Watson announced he will seek a second term in the Idaho House of Representatives from District 4.

The Wallace Democrat says his accomplishments include work on property tax relief, establishing the rights of float-home residents and restructuring the Idaho Board of Tax Appeals.

During his term, Watson served on an interim committee that drafted legislation designed to increase income for schools from state lands and the state endowment fund. He said he hopes to work on an interim committee to review Idaho’s liquor laws.

Watson serves on the House Revenue and Taxation Committee, the Business and Local Government committees, and the Joint Legislative Oversight Committee.

The House Democratic Caucus gave him the “Friend of Local Government” award.

Watson is chief deputy assessor in Shoshone County. , DataTimes

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