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First legislative leadership results are in: Dems retain same leaders in Senate, tap Erpelding for open position in House

The first leadership contest results are in tonight, from the Dems in both houses. The Senate results were no surprise: The same three leaders will continue in office, with Sen. Michelle Stennett, D-Ketchum, continuing as minority leader; Sen. Elliot Werk, D-Boise, continuing as assistant minority leader; and Sen. Cherie Buckner-Webb, D-Boise, continuing as minority caucus chair.

In the House, Minority Caucus Chair Donna Pence, R-Gooding, held off a challenge from Rep. Ilana Rubel, D-Boise, to keep her leadership post. For assistant minority leader, a position vacated by former Rep. Grant Burgoyne’s election to the Senate, House Dems chose Rep. Mat Erpelding, D-Boise.

Still to come tonight: House and Senate GOP.

Betsy Z. Russell
Betsy Z. Russell joined The Spokesman-Review in 1991. She currently is a reporter in the Boise Bureau covering Idaho state government and politics, and other news from Idaho's state capital.

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