Another Republican May Enter Idaho's Secretary Of State Race

Nov 12, 2013

Credit State of Idaho

Next May's Republican primary for Idaho secretary of state could get a little more crowded, now that Ben Ysursa has opted against seeking a fourth term in 2014.

Former state Sen. Mitch Toryanski of Boise said Monday he's filing official paperwork, to allow him to begin fundraising and tour Idaho.

Already, Rep. Lawerence Denney, a former House speaker from Midvale, says he wants to be the state's top election official.

Toryanski said his listening tour, to gauge sentiment among GOP voters, will start Nov. 18, but the itinerary is still being worked out.

A lawyer, Toryanski contends his experience as a former Idaho deputy attorney general who specialized in election law makes him a qualified candidate.

He says he'll make a final decision on whether to run following his tour.