Candidate filings, 3.2.20: Bedke, Clow seek re-election


Monday was Day One of the two-week candidate filing period for 2020.

A few notable filings from Monday:

  • 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.

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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