Port of Lewiston Commissioners To Pick Dan Johnson's Successor


Ill step down from the Port, said Sen. Dan Johnson, indicating he would focus his full-time efforts on the Idaho Statehouse if re-elected.

When Boise Weekly spoke with Republican Sen. Dan Johnson in October in the run-up to his re-election to the Idaho Senate, Johnson told BW that, if elected, he would step down from his other elected position, as a commissioner for the Port of Lewiston.

This morning's Lewiston Tribune reports that at least two candidates, a farmer and the president of a helicopter company, have applied to fill Johnson's soon-to-be vacant post.

Johnson's fellow port commissioners are scheduled to pick his replacement in early January. The appointee would hold Johnson's seat until the next formal election for port commission in 2014.

Candidates for Johnson's commission slot have until Friday, Dec. 21, to to apply.