Monday was Day One of the two-week candidate filing period for 2020.
- House Speaker Scott Bedke, R-Oakley, filed for an 11th term.
- House Education Committee Chairman Lance Clow, R-Twin Falls, filed for a fifth term. He’s among four House Education members who filed paperwork Monday. Reps. Steve Berch, D-Boise; Ron Mendive, R-Coeur d’Alene; and Dorothy Moon, R-Stanley, also filed for re-election.
- Steve Bair, R-Blackfoot, co-chair of the budget-writing Joint Finance-Appropriations Committee, will seek an eighth term.
Meanwhile, two veteran House members said they won’t seek re-election: Revenue and Taxation Committee Chairman Gary Collins and Ways and Means Committee Chairman Robert Anderst, R-Nampa, will step aside at year’s end, Betsy Russell of the Idaho Press reported Monday.
Check back over the next two weeks for the latest filings news.