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Raul Labrador elected as GOP Chairman

Posted: 7:09 PM, Jun 29, 2019
Updated: 2019-06-29 21:09:29-04
Idaho Congressman Raul Labrador among those in West Virginia train wreck

BOISE, Idaho — Former Representative Raul Labrador has been elected as the GOP Chairman at their summer meeting Saturday.

Labrador served in the Idaho House of Representatives from 2006 to 2010 before being elected to Congress. He gave up his congressional seat in 2018 to run for governor, but was defeated in the GOP gubernatorial primary by Governor Brad Little.

Former Idaho Superintendent of Public Instruction, Tom Luna, was also up for consideration.

Former chairman Jonathan Parker resigned in February, in order to spend more time with his children. Parker was arrested earlier this year on a stalking charge.