Homeless Boise man runs for governor

Posted at 12:36 PM, Apr 03, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-03 14:36:23-04

A Boise man who was once a plaintiff in a high-profile anti-panhandling lawsuit has registered as a Republican candidate for Idaho governor.

Troy Minton joins an increasingly crowded race. With Governor "Butch" Otter saying he will not seek a fourth term in 2018, the race already has three competitive GOP candidates: Lt. Gov. Brad Little, former state Sen. Russ Fulcher and Boise businessman Tommy Alhquist.

No candidate has yet to file as a Democrat for governor.

In 2013, Minton was one of key homeless individuals involved in an American Civil Liberties Union of Idaho lawsuit that successfully challenged an anti-solicitation ordinance in Boise.

Minton did not return a request for comment.

The 42-year-old listed a Boise homeless shelter as his place of residence when registering for governor.

(by Associated Press)