First-term legislator Rep. Greg Chaney, R-Caldwell, has been selected to serve on the Idaho Commission on Hispanic Affairs. The commission provides a forum to address the issues and opportunities facing Idaho's Hispanic population. Rep. Scott Bedke, Speaker of the Idaho House, appointed Chaney to the position.
"Rep. Chaney is a good choice for the Hispanic Commission. He represents a district with a substantial Hispanic population, and I am confident that he will work effectively and conscientiously to assist the Commission in its work," said Bedke in a press release. The Idaho Commission on Hispanic Affairs comprises nine board members, two are appointed by the President Pro Tempore of the Idaho Senate and two by the Speaker of the House. Five are members from the Hispanic community appointed by the governor. "My district is enriched by its high population of Hispanic Americans," said Chaney, "I believe this appointment will put me in an excellent position to help represent their viewpoints." This is the second appointment for Chaney this week. He announced on Tuesday that he had been selected to serve on the Idaho Industrial Commission Advisory Committee.