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Goedde: Luna can now be more ‘forceful’ pushing for task force plan

Idaho schools chief Tom Luna, left, announces that he won't seek re-election. Also pictured are Luna's wife Cindy, Senate President Pro-Tem Brent Hill, and Senate Education Chairman John Goedde. (Betsy Russell)
Idaho schools chief Tom Luna, left, announces that he won't seek re-election. Also pictured are Luna's wife Cindy, Senate President Pro-Tem Brent Hill, and Senate Education Chairman John Goedde. (Betsy Russell)

Idaho Senate Education Chairman John Goedde, R-Coeur d’Alene, said he would have supported state schools Supt. Tom Luna for re-election, but he understands Luna’s decision not to seek a third term. “I agree that certainly his efforts so far this legislative session have been characterized as an attempt to enhance his re-electability,” Goedde said.  Now, Goedde said, “I think the superintendent is in a position that he can be more forceful in trying to see those (education task force) recommendations move forward.”

Luna has served two terms as state superintendent, the first non-educator ever to be elected to the post; you can read my full story here at spokesman.com. He said he has no particular plans for after he leaves office. “I’ve got a business I can go back to,” he said. “I’m not making this decision today because I know what I’m going to do 11 months from now.”

 



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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