BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Former U.S. Rep. Raul Labrador has been elected chairman of the Idaho Republican Party.
Labrador on Saturday defeated former Idaho Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Luna 111-109.
The chairman is responsible primarily for overseeing the party's goals of electing Republicans and developing a political game plan for elections.
Labrador served as a U.S. congressman for Idaho starting in 2010. He left that position to run for Idaho governor in 2018 but lost to now-Gov. Brad Little in the Republican primary.
Former Chairman Jonathan Parker stepped down in February, and his wife filed for divorce in March.
Parker in May was charged with first-degree stalking. Parker's attorney has said it was a misunderstanding.