Former state Rep. Luke Malek gains support after announcing his run for lieutenant governor

Posted at 6:13 PM, Dec 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-01 20:13:13-05

IDAHO — Former state representative Luke Malek is gaining support in some parts of the state after announcing a couple of weeks ago that he plans to run for lieutenant governor in 2022.

Malek is earning dozens of endorsements from mayors, state leaders to companies' CEO, and the union, professional firefighters of Idaho. Malek represented District four, the Coeur d' Alene area, for about six years.

He's an attorney at the moment, and one of several issues he hopes to focus on is the challenges that may be going on in the health care system.

"Health care is a major issue. I worked in my law career in then worked in the legislature. Obviously, our health care system is going to go undergone a lot of changes in the near future. i look forward to working on those issues," Malek said.

During his time in the legislature, he also served on the land and health welfare commitee.

Below you can find a list of endorsements for Malek.

  • Darrel Anderson, immediate past CEO of Idaho Power
  • Jeff Agenbroad, District 13 state senator from Nampa
  • Paul Amador, District 4 state representative from Coeur d’Alene
  • Margaret Chipman, a retired rancher, education advocate
  • Sean Coletti, mayor of Ammon
  • Dan Dinning, Boundary County commissioner
  • Rod Furniss, District 35 state representative from Rigby
  • John Goedde, former District 4 state senator from Coeur d’Alene
  • Dan Green, former Kootenai County commissioner
  • Dodds Hayden, owner, and CEO of Hayden Beverage
  • Ty Iverson, Boundary County Farmer
  • Ron Jacobson, Mayor of Post Falls
  • Clark Kauffman, District 25 state representative from Filer
  • Shawn Keough, executive director of the Associated Logging Contractors, member of the Idaho State Board of Education and former, long-time District 1 state senator from Sandpoint
  • Laurie Lickley, District 25 state representative from Jerome
  • Dustin Manwaring, District 29 state representative-elect from Pocatello
  • Barry McHugh, Kootenai County prosecutor
  • Sandy Patano, former state director for U.S. Senator Larry Craig
  • Dr. David Pate, former CEO of St. Luke's Health System and Idaho COVID-19 Task Force member
  • Jim Patrick, District 25 state senator from Twin Falls
  • Professional Fire Fighters of Idaho
  • Brenda Richards, a rancher from Owyhee County
  • Doug Ricks, District 34 state senator-elect from Rexburg
  • Peter Riggs, District 3 state senator-elect from Post Falls.
  • Jim Riley, a principal with Riley, Stegner, and Associates
  • Doug Sayer, president and chairman of Premier Technology
  • Laurel Sayer, CEO of Midas Gold Idaho
  • Tom Schultz, former director of Idaho Department of Lands
  • Erick Thomson, Gem County prosecutor
  • Steve Widmyer, mayor of Coeur d’Alene
  • Rick Youngblood, District 12 representative, and Joint Finance and Appropriations Committee co-chair from Nampa