Judge Rules That Peterson No Longer Chairman Of Republican Party


By Paul Johnson

Twin Falls, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KSVT-TV ) - Members of the Idaho GOP party had their day in court Tuesday morning.
A district court judge ruled Barry Peterson is no longer chairman of the state's Republican Party.
Peterson had sued two party officials after they scheduled a meeting of the state's central committee august 2nd to elect new party officers.
Peterson felt his two year term had not ended since the party failed to vote for new party officials during their convention in June.
He asserted the meeting was illegally scheduled.
However, judge stoker ruled that Peterson’s term was expired and the meeting can go on as planned.
During that meeting, the group will choose a new chairman.
Whenever the State’s Central Committee meets, Idaho Falls businessman Steve Yates wants to be considered for the group’s chairman. In a news release Yates said, “After receiving several calls urging me to be a candidate for this position, I have decided to do so now.” Yates has spent 24 years working public policy issues at the Federal level.

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