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Idaho House minority leader resigns, takes new job

Erpelding Resigns
Posted at 5:42 AM, Dec 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-05 07:42:12-05

BOISE, Idaho — The Democratic minority leader in the Idaho House announced that he is resigning and joining the Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce as vice president of government relations.

Lawmaker Mat Erpelding was an articulate spokesman for his party and found areas where he could work with Republicans. However, he did not shy from confrontations.

Democrats will offer three possible replacements for Republican Gov. Brad Little to choose from to serve the rest of Erpelding's term in the next legislative session that begins in January.

He is resigning effective Friday.