House Minority Caucus Chair Representative Brian Cronin, who served two terms in the Idaho Legislature and announced in March that he wouldn't seek re-election, has endorsed Mat Erpelding for District 19 House A.
Mathew Erpelding, a small business owner and educator, has worked as a policy aide for Cronin.
The public is invited to meet Erpelding at these events: Campaign House Party at the Zuckermans, 905 N 18th St., 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Friday, April 27; and Coffee with Mat in Hidden Springs, 12550 N. Upper Ridge Place, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Thursday, May 10.
Erpelding is the founder and co-owner of Experiential Adventures LLC. He's also a faculty member in the Department of Physical Education at the College of Western Idaho, and an adjunct faculty member in the Leadership Studies Minor at Boise State University.
Erpelding's campaign chairman is Morgan Hill Jr, current chief of staff for the Idaho House Democrats. His campaign treasurer is former District 19 Senator Gail Bray, who served four terms in the Idaho Senate.