Blogs: Could Steve Smylie run again for state schools chief?

May 1, 2013 

Steve Smylie and his wife, Marsha (left), and daughter, Lisa (right) watch a close race between him and Tom Luna for the GOP nomination for Superintendent of Public Instruction in 2006 at the DoubleTree Riverside.


Former state Rep. Steve Smylie is "resisting" the idea of running again to become Idaho's public schools chief. But he's making statements along the lines of a possible candidate, two Statesman bloggers note today.

Smylie, a Republican, challenged current Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Luna in the GOP primary in 2006. Then, Smylie lost by fewer than 900 votes.

Kevin Richert with Idaho Education News asked Smylie if he would consider a run. Richert details that interview in his blog The EDge; Statesman political columnist Dan Popkey then adds his thoughts in his Idaho Politics blog.

Follow these links to read Richert's and Popkey's takes.

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