Dan Johnson is to become Idaho's newest state senator after this morning's appointment by Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter to replace outgoing Sen. Joe Stegner, who resigned to become the University of Idaho's Statehouse-based lobbyist. Johnson will represent Nez Perce County's District 7 in the Idaho Senate.
The 51-year-old Johnson is a solid waste manager for the City of Lewiston and a commissioner for the Port of Lewiston.
Johnson announced that he intends to seek election to the District 7 Senate seat in 2012.
"I understand there are a lot of people who play a part, starting with the precinct folks on the legislative district committee who nominated me for this," said Johnson. "I look forward to being part of the process."