(April 21, 2022)
Yesterday, Pocatello for Accountable Government Entities (a local, grassroots group whose purpose is “to encourage civic involvement, to share relevant data and information, to discuss the issues, and to plan for action to create effective accountability that seeks to ensure responsible spending within our various taxing entities”) shared a post on their Facebook page clarifying that it is legal for Idahoans to hold different elected offices at the same time.
The P.A.G.E. post reads: “Recently, P.A.G.E. has had multiple inquiries as to whether individuals within Idaho may hold two elected offices at the same time. The question has arisen from the fact that State Legislative candidate Richard ‘Rick’ Cheatum, currently serving a four-year term on the Pocatello City Council, is also now running for District 28 State Representative, Position A.