Balukoff Press Conference Tomorrow: Decision for Idaho Gov’s Race

Any Idaho Democrat in the Treasure Valley should stop by Hillcrest Elementary School tomorrow! It would be wonderful to have a big crowd on hand.

Businessman and Boise School Board member A.J. Balukoff will announce his decision regarding the 2014 Idaho governor’s race.

(Balukoff in center photo being sworn in for the Boise School Board)

Balukoff schedules Tuesday announcement regarding possible run for governor

Posted by Betsy Russell, Eye on Boise, Dec. 2, 2013

Longtime Boise School Board member A.J. Balukoff, a businessman, retired CPA and community volunteer, has scheduled an announcement for tomorrow morning on his decision regarding a possible run for governor as a Democrat. Balukoff, who first announced in July that he was looking at possibly challenging GOP Gov. Butch Otter and said he’d decide by the end of the year, will hold a public announcement at 11 a.m. at Boise’s Hillcrest Elementary School.

Balukoff has served on the Boise School Board since 1997; the board came out strongly against the voter-rejected “Students Come First” school reform laws pushed by state schools Superintendent Tom Luna and backed by Otter. He holds an accounting degree from BYU, and has lived in Boise since 1982, where he’s operated a large CPA firm and a chain of athletic clubs, and is now part of the ownership groups of the Grove Hotel, the Idaho Steelheads hockey team, Century Link Arena, downtown office buildings and more. He and his wife Susie have eight children and 26 grandchildren.

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