Episode 37: A conversation with Tom Luna

Last week, Idaho Republican Party leaders rejected two hot-button resolutions.

The first would have required candidates to receive a party central committee’s endorsement before their names could appear on a GOP ballot. The second sought to remove former Supreme Court Justice and Attorney General Jim Jones from the Idaho GOP Hall of Fame.

What do those resolutions say about the state of the GOP?

This week, Kevin Richert interviews state Republican Party Chairman Tom Luna about party politics, and talks to the former state schools superintendent about Idaho education in 2022.

And go to our Soundcloud page for other recent episodes:

  • Episode 36: Previewing the 2022 Legislature, a roundtable (Guests: Matt Compton, Idaho Education Association; Rod Gramer, Idaho Business for Education; Quinn Perry, Idaho School Boards Association)
  • Episode 35: Looking back at ’21, looking ahead to ’22.
  • Episode 34: Hints about the ’22 session, and the Yenor story (Guest, Melissa Davlin, “Idaho Reports”)


Kevin Richert

Kevin Richert

Senior reporter and blogger Kevin Richert specializes in education politics and education policy. He has more than 30 years of experience in Idaho journalism. He is a frequent guest on "Idaho Reports" on Idaho Public Television and "Idaho Matters" on Boise State Public Radio. Follow Kevin on Twitter: @KevinRichert. He can be reached at [email protected]

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