Former U.S. Marshal to take of District 15 seat
Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter has announced the replacement of Representative Mark Patterson with Patrick McDonald of Boise to fill District 15 of the Idaho House of Representatives.
McDonald was one of three nominees submitted to the Governor last Friday by the District 15 Republican Legislative Committee.
McDonald is a former U.S. Marshal and Idaho State Police officer who will serve out the remainder of Patterson’s term and will seek the Republican nomination to run for the seat in his own right in the May 20th primary election.
“The citizens of District 15 deserve the chance for continuity and someone of unquestioned integrity representing them in the Idaho House. Pat McDonald ably provides those qualities, as well as a lifetime of service and a focus on the public’s safety and wellbeing,” Governor Otter said. “It’s important that he wants to keep serving in the Legislature beyond this term. More importantly, I trust him to serve District 15 and all of Idaho with character, honesty, and great distinction.”