Hy Kloc, current chairman of the Greater Boise Auditorium District, has formally launched his campaign to represent West Boise District 16 in the Idaho House. The seat is currently held by Rep. Elfreda Higgins, who is stepping away from the Legislature and throwing her support to Kloc.
This year's reapportionment has shifted District 16 to include sections of Districts 15 and 19.
Kloc, board member of the Idaho Humane Society and former development director for Boise State Public Radio, was elected to the GBAD board in May 2011.
"These are difficult times," said Kloc. "If we are to survive and thrive, we must learn to put aside our differences and work for the common good."