Boise trustee running for House

Boise School Board member Troy Rohn is taking a second run for the House.

Troy Rohn
Troy Rohn

Rohn, a Democrat, is running for the District 19 House seat that is being vacated by Rep. Holli Woodings, a Boise Democrat running for secretary of state.

“After two decades, GOP policy failures to create strong schools are threatening Idaho’s economic future,” Rohn, a Boise State University professor, said in a news release. “Idaho needs legislators who understand education from the bottom up and who view a strong educational system as an investment not a cost.”

Rohn ran for the House in 2012, finishing second in an open three-way Democratic primary. Current Rep. Mat Erpelding was nominated with 48 percent of the vote; Rohn received 35 percent of the vote.

Rohn’s full news release follows:

In addition to his roles as a professor and internationally known researcher in Alzheimer’s disease, Dr. Rohn also serves on the Boise School District Board of Trustees where he helps govern the 45 schools and over 26,000 students in the district. Dr. Rohn also serves as a board member for the North End Neighborhood Association, the Leadership Counsel for the Greater Idaho Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association, and was one of the founding committee members for the Idaho Alzheimer’s Planning Group (IAPG). Last spring, IAPG successfully passed through the legislature a statewide strategic plan for Alzheimer’s disease. Education will be the top issue of his campaign.Dr. Troy Rohn, a professor at BSU, researcher and Alzheimer’s advocate officially announced his candidacy for the Idaho Legislature, House Seat 19B, which was recently vacated by Rep. Woodings.

“After two decades, GOP policy failures to create strong schools are threatening Idaho’s economic future. Idaho needs legislators who understand education from the bottom up and who view a strong educational system as an investment not a cost. To grow our economy and generate a highly skilled work force, it’s our responsibility to reinvest in our schools. With my 14 plus years of experience as a professor at Boise State University and my service as a BSD Board Trustee, I have the necessary leadership skills to move education forward in Idaho.”

Rohn’s endorsements include 2014 gubernatorial candidate, A.J. Balukoff, Jim Walker, chairman of the board of directors for the Greater Boise Auditorium District and Boise city councilman TJ Thomson.