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Two former Idaho lawmakers pass away

Posted at 12:15 PM, Jun 08, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-08 14:15:17-04

BOISE, Idaho (AP) -- Two former Idaho lawmakers, Sen. Grant Ipsen and Rep. Jeff Alltus, died over the weekend.

Alltus, a 61-year-old from Hayden, died Saturday at a hospice facility after a five-month bout with pancreatic cancer.

Ipsen, from Boise, died at home in Meridian on Sunday. He was 83.

Both men were Republicans. Alltus was known as an outspoken Christian conservative who served three terms after he was elected to the Statehouse in 1994. Ipsen was elected to his first of five terms in the Senate in 1992. Ipsen was a conservative who remained politically active in recent years with anti-gambling causes.