Hall steps down from national GOP committee




BOISE, Idaho (AP) _ Blake Hall, an eastern Idaho lawyer and
veteran activist in the state and national Republican Party, has
stepped down from his role on the national committee.

Idaho Republican Party Chairman Norm Semanko announced Hall's
resignation Monday.

The announcement follows Hall's decision to plead guilty to
misdemeanor stalking in 7th District Court in Idaho Falls Friday.
He was sentenced to six months in jail with all but 15 days
suspended, one year probation and a $1,000 fine. He began serving
his sentence Saturday.

Hall is a former state GOP chairman, and in April he stepped
down from the state Board of Education. He also runs a private law
practice. He was also terminated Monday as attorney in the civil
division of the Bonneville County Attorney's office.

Semanko says Hall's successor will be picked by the Republican
State Central Committee.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
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