Retired longtime Idaho Secretary of State Ben Ysursa is joining Gallatin Public Affairs, where he will be “of counsel.” That’s similar to positions other longtime former elected officials have taken with the regional firm, from former Idaho Gov. Cecil Andrus to former Portland Mayor Vera Katz. In a news release from Gallatin, Ysursa said his work for Gallatin will complement his ongoing involvement in a variety of civic and community organizations. “I know and respect many members of the Gallatin team and appreciate their commitment to bipartisanship and common sense problem solving,” Ysursa said. You can read the firm’s full announcement here.