A J Balukoff

After 21 years of change, Balukoff steps away from Boise board

A new trustee will replace the accountant, businessman and two-time gubernatorial candidate. “It’ll be a little bit of a loss to be on the sidelines,” he said.

Balukoff won’t seek re-election to Boise school board

The businessman, accountant and two-time gubernatorial candidate has served on the board for 21 years.

Big number from the gubernatorial money race: $6.6 million

Meanwhile, the four candidates for state superintendent put a meager $45,392 into their statewide race in the latest filing period.

UPDATED: Gubernatorial candidates rip tuition and fee increases

GOP Lt. Gov. Brad Little said he opposes the 3.5 to 5 percent fee increases, approved last week. Democratic candidates A.J. Balukoff and Paulette Jordan also voiced concerns about college affordability.

Democratic candidates split on marijuana legalization

Former state Rep. Paulette Jordan says legalization could bring in tax revenues for schools; Boise school trustee A.J. Balukoff said he is “pretty much opposed” to legalization.

A J Balukoff, candidate for governor

As the Boise school trustee launches his second run for governor, he is promising to push for pre-K and college affordability.

Jordan resigns from Legislature to focus on governor’s race

Paulette Jordan had been splitting her time between campaigning and serving in the House. In other news, a former House Democratic leader is backing Boise school trustee A.J. Balukoff’s gubernatorial campaign.

GOP candidates raise $1.6 million in bid to succeed Otter

The three major candidates — Tommy Ahlquist, Raul Labrador and Brad Little — are fundraising aggressively in the runup to the May 15 Republican primary. It’s early, but fundraising in the Democratic primary is off to a slow start.

Balukoff launches campaign

“A generation of Idaho children are coming of age without the skills they need to succeed,” the longtime Boise school trustee said Wednesday. He is running for governor on the Democratic ticket.

Balukoff files paperwork for another run for governor

A.J. Balukoff, a longtime Boise school trustee, took a step closer to the gubernatorial campaign Thursday. Balukoff was the Democrats’ nominee in 2014, losing to GOP incumbent Butch Otter.