Trevor Grigg, Boise State's student body president for the past two years and a former president of the College Republicans at BSU, announced Friday that he will challenge two-term Democratic Rep. Phylis King.
Grigg was elected student president in April 2008 reelected in April 2009, only the second time a student president has been elected to consecutive terms at BSU.
Grigg said that as a legislator he would target waste in non-academic programs. In a statement on his Web site, he writes, "I learned firsthand that there is tremendous administrative and student-activity waste at all levels of education. We need to evaluate the cost-benefits of every non-educational program in Idaho, eliminate wasteful resources, and get rid of the large amount of bureaucratic payroll that follows them. I advocate that money spent not directly related to education be directed to the classroom."
He also promises to "fight any new taxes and work to reduce regulation of large and small businesses, recognizing that government doesn’t create jobs, people create jobs."
Grigg added: "The success of our state depends on traditional families, the backbone of Idaho. I believe that families know best how to spend their money, educate their children, and provide for the health and safety of themselves. As your state legislator, I will strive to protect these intrinsic family rights."
Grigg's Web site is www.grigg2010.com