Rep. Greg Chaney (R-Caldwell) has filed to run for State Senate in what would be the new District 11.
If the new proposed map is officially confirmed, the new legislative district currently has only two incumbents in it, Chaney and Rep. Julie Yamamoto (R-Caldwell).
Chaney teased an election announcement on Twitter earlier today. After searching on the Idaho Secretary of State’s website, a new C1 has been filed for Chaney as a candidate for State Senate.
The lines for current legislative boundaries are expected to change dramatically next year. As a result, current elected officials must decide if they will run for the same office in the new district, a different office in the new district, a different elected position outside the legislature, or announce they will not run for office again.
Chaney joins Rep. Ben Adams (R-13), who has also said he is running for State Senate in his new district.
Other elected officials have chosen to run for different offices altogether, such as Rep. Priscilla Giddings (R-White Bird), Rep. Dorothy Moon (R-Stanley), and Sen. Mary Souza (R-Coeur d’Alene). Giddings is running to be the next Lt. Governor, an open race due to Lt. Governor Janice McGeachin (R) presumably challenging Gov. Brad Little (R) for the governorship and both Moon and Souza running for Secretary of State.
Chaney has been serving in the Idaho House since 2014.
Here is a screenshot of Chaney’s C1 filings on the Idaho Secretary of State’s website: