Rep. Rick Youngblood, R-Nampa, confirmed to Idaho Reports that he is going to run for House Assistant Majority Leader.
Current Assistant Majority Leader Rep. Brent Crane, R-Nampa, announced this summer that he was considering running for House Speaker, as he was unhappy with how Scott Bedke, R-Oakley, conducted business. After that announcement, Youngblood said he was contacted by someone who encouraged him to run for Assistant Majority Leader, the position Crane currently holds.
Crane has since changed his mind, as he told Idaho Reports in October, and intends to run for Assistant Majority Leader again, but Youngblood is still running for the spot as well.
As of right now, that’s the only challenge in majority leadership in the House. We’ll update you with how other races are shaking out.