Boyle to run for House Majority Leader

By Melissa Davlin, Idaho Reports

Rep. Judy Boyle, R-Midvale, is running for House Majority Leader.

Rep. Judy Boyle
Courtesy legislature.idaho.gov

Boyle will challenge Majority Leader Mike Moyle, R-Star, for the position.

Boyle, currently the House Agricultural Affairs Committee chair, was first elected to the legislature in 2008. She said she considers Moyle a friend, but believes it’s time for a change in the leadership team.

“I was always taught that good leaders bring up others to take their place, because none of us are going to live forever and be around forever,” Boyle said Wednesday.

Asked how the House might operate differently if she wins, Boyle said she would listen more, and thinks she would have a better working relationship with the Senate.

“Women lead different than men. There’s no doubt about that,” Boyle said.

Moyle, who was first elected to the House in 1998 and has been House Majority Leader since 2006, couldn’t be reached for comment.

House leadership elections will take place on Dec. 3, the week of the legislature’s organizational session.

Boyle is the second person to announce a challenge to the current leadership team. Rep. Wendy Horman, R-Idaho Falls, is challenging House Speaker Scott Bedke, R-Oakley.

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