Longtime Idaho representative won’t seek re-election

Longtime Idaho representative won’t seek re-election
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Longtime Idaho Rep. Dell Raybould says he will not seek re-election this year.

The Post Register reports the 84-year-old Republican on Wednesday announced he wants retire after 18 years representing a district in southeastern Idaho.

Raybould says he and his wife want to travel and “decided it’s been long enough.”

The farmer and businessman is the chairman of the Environment, Energy and Technology Committee. He has also served on the Revenue and Taxation Committee and the Resources and Conservation Committee.

Considered a legislative expert on water issues, Raybould says his work on the topic is among his top contributions to state policy.

Raybould has endorsed his granddaughter Britt Raybould to take his seat. Republican Elaine King has also announced candidacy for the seat.