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Freedom Foundation says Fulcher resigned from its board before announcing gubernatorial bid

Russ Fulcher resigned from the board of the Idaho Freedom Foundation on Wednesday, before he announced that he will run for governor in 2018, the Freedom Foundation said in a news release today. Fulcher had served on the group’s board since December of 2014.

Brent Regan, board chairman, said, “We will miss the wisdom and energy of our friend, Russ Fulcher, on the Idaho Freedom Foundation board, but we are very excited at the opportunity for Idaho to benefit from his leadership.” He thanked Fulcher for his service to the group, saying he served with "diligence and enthusiasm."

The conservative think tank and lobbying group said it “is nonpartisan and happily works with groups, policy-makers, candidates and elected officials of all stripes to promote conservative values and ideals.”

Fulcher said, "It was always my intention to resign IFF if I sought office again. I enjoyed my association with the Freedom Foundation and look forward to working collaboratively in the future to promote free market solutions to challenges facing Idaho."

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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