Greg Chaney Changes His Mind ... Again ... About Running for Idaho House


The on-again, off-again effort by a Canyon County Republican to win a seat in the Idaho Legislature is on again.

Greg Chaney suspended his campaign for the Idaho House in April after it was discovered that he had been convicted of disturbing the peace and malicious injury to property after a 2009 incident for which police initially charged him with false imprisonment.

"I just want to reassure that it was never my intention to misstate or misrepresent anything that's happened in the past," the 32-year-old Chaney told a GOP gathering in April prior to his stepping away from the May GOP primary.

But it turns out that Chaney won the primary anyway because his name was still on the ballot. And this morning's Idaho Press-Tribune reports that he has changed his mind again, saying he was "humbled" after voters "chose me to be their nominee despite the suspension of my campaign and the distractions caused by extensive news coverage of old events."

Chaney now says after huddling with GOP leadership, he is reigniting his campaign to win the seat being vacated by outgoing Idaho House Rep. Darrell Bolz. Chaney will face Democrat Leif Skyving in the November general election.