“If we don’t stop this trend in Ada County, Boise is going to become the next Seattle and Ada is going to become the next King County,” the new state Republican Party chairman told Nicole Foy of the Idaho Statesman.
Republicans elected the former state schools superintendent during their state convention Saturday.
The former congressman takes the party’s helm heading into the 2020 elections, when all 105 legislative seats will be up for grabs. The GOP holds 80 percent supermajorities in the House and Senate.
“For eight years I took on the strongest liberal special interest groups in the country,” Luna told Republican central committee members in an email. The Idaho Falls Post Register reported on Luna’s run Friday.
Former state schools superintendent Tom Luna had been looking at a run in Idaho’s 1st Congressional District.
In his last speech to school administrators, state superintendent Tom Luna pushes for the controversial teacher licensing overhaul.
This week’s segment: Idaho’s $1 billion school levy bill, and Tom Luna’s curious election comments.
In an interview with The Times-News, Republican Tom Luna suggests the state superintendent’s race is Democrat Jana Jones’ to lose.
The outgoing state superintendent also urged business leaders to support the new Idaho Core Standards.
Luna invites his successor to transition early as soon as November’s election is decided.