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Chairman of the Idaho Republican Party resigns, Hayden woman to fill in

UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 11:55 a.m.

New Idaho redistricting commissioner Lorna Finman of Rathdrum, right, talks with Idaho Republican Party Executive Director Jonathan Parker, left, during a break in the commission's first meeting on Tuesday. (Betsy Russell / The Spokesman-Review)
New Idaho redistricting commissioner Lorna Finman of Rathdrum, right, talks with Idaho Republican Party Executive Director Jonathan Parker, left, during a break in the commission's first meeting on Tuesday. (Betsy Russell / The Spokesman-Review)
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BOISE – The chairman of the Idaho Republican Party has resigned, a Hayden woman will be acting chair.

The party in a statement on Tuesday released Jonathan Parker’s resignation letter he sent on Monday.

Parker says he’s resigning because the effort of maintaining a full-time job and being fully engaged as a father was harder than he imagined. He says he plans to focus on those priorities.

The Idaho Republican Party in the statement says Jennifer Locke will be acting chair until a replacement is elected this summer to fill the remainder of the two-year term.

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