State Politics

Following Yates’ resignation, Idaho GOP names new state party chairman

The Idaho Republican Party on Saturday named Jonathan Parker its new chairman three months after the resignation of the previous chair, Stephen Yates.

Parker has a long political history within the Idaho GOP. He has previously worked as the group’s executive director, according to an Idaho Republican Party press release. He has also served as the chairman of the Idaho Young Republicans and the Ada County Republican Party Precinct.

In the release, Parker said he aims to unite Republicans behind “conservative principles” in the face of 2018’s “critical elections.”