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Idaho Democratic Party chairman and executive director stepping down in March


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Bert Marley

BOISE — The Idaho Democratic Party is looking for a new chairman and executive director after the current chairman and executive director announced their upcoming departures.

Idaho Democratic Party Chairman Bert Marley and Executive Director Elle Casner recently announced they plan to leave their positions on March 16.

“We want to thank all those who have shared their time, money and energy to help build the party,” Marley and Casner said in a joint statement. “We know when more Idahoans hear about the Idaho Democratic Party’s values and solutions, more Idahoans inevitably understand we are truly the party that fights for the best interests of Idaho’s workers, families, businesses and communities, and the results of this election proved that.”

Marley served as the chairman of the Idaho Democratic Party since Aug. 2015. He said his decision to not seek re-election is due to his commitment to only serve two terms, according to a news release.

“I will honor that commitment and continue to work diligently for the next three months with the hope of turning over to a new chair a fully functioning, vibrant organization. I look forward to new leadership and new approaches to wrestle with the political realities that face us as a party,” Marley said in a news release.

Casner became part of the Idaho Democratic Party in 2015. She began serving as the executive director in Nov. 2017.

“I am incredibly grateful for this experience and opportunity to lead the Idaho Democratic Party through the 2018 Midterm elections. Though we were successful and will continue to be, I have decided it is the right time for me to move on personally and professionally,” Casner said in a news release.

The Idaho Democratic Party plans to announce the hiring process for a new executive director sometime early this year. The State Central Committee will elect a new chair on March 16.