Idaho Democratic Party Chair Resigns 

click to enlarge A couple of Larry's: Kenck (left) and Grant (right) in 2013. - GEORGE PRENTICE
  • George Prentice
  • A couple of Larry's: Kenck (left) and Grant (right) in 2013.
Only two months after he was elected to a second term as chairman of the Idaho Democratic Party, Larry Kenck announced Tuesday that he would be stepping down as chair, effective Friday, May 29.

In his resignation, Kenck cited health concerns for his departure:

"There is too much work and too many duties that need to be done now. That is why I must resign my position as Party Chair. No regrets - and no sadness."

IDP Vice Chair Jeanne Buell will serve as acting Chair until Saturday, June 13, when the state central committee is expected to vote for a new permanent chair. The new chair would serve out the remainder of Kenck's current term, which ends 2017.

BW sat down with the then-newly elected Kenck in 2013 when he took over for then-outgoing IDP Chair Larry Grant. Kenck had been elected unanimously by the central committee. Kenck is a Post Falls native was previously a longtime organizer for the Teamsters Union, representing north Idaho and eastern Washington.
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