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Eye On Boise

Idaho Dems to elect new state chair on Saturday

The Idaho Democratic Party announced today that its state central committee will elect its next party chairman this Saturday, at simultaneous meetings in three locations around the state in Lewiston, Pocatello and Boise. “It’s hard for people to all get to Boise,” said acting Chair Jeanne Buell, who has been acting chair since former chair Larry Kenck stepped down this spring for health reasons. There are currently two candidates vying for the chairmanship: Dean Ferguson, the party’s communications director; and Bert Marley, a former Democratic state senator from Pocatello and the party’s 2014 candidate for lieutenant governor. Earlier in the summer there were four candidates, but two others dropped out after Marley announced.

The central committee meeting will be at 2 p.m. Mountain time, 1 p.m. Pacific time; the three locations will be linked by phone. Members who can’t attend in person can send their proxies; there’s more info here.

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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