Senator Larry Craig Endorses Luke Malek

By March 29, 2018In The News

Idaho Needs a Champion for Veterans says Former Senator

March 29, 2018 (Coeur d’Alene)- Former United States Senator Larry Craig has endorsed Luke Malek, a three-term Idaho State Representative, for Congress in Idaho’s First Congressional District. As a past Chairman of the Senate Committee on Veteran’s Affairs, Craig said Luke Malek’s unwavering support of veterans was a major factor in securing his endorsement in the District 1 Congressional race.

“In Idaho’s 2018 primary, we have a crowded field in the race for Congress, but for me there’s only one clear choice: Conservative Republican Luke Malek,” said Craig. “This race is about more than representing Idaho today. It’s about Idaho’s future role in Congress. The only choice is Luke. He’s conservative, has a proven track record of working for the people of Idaho and for getting things done. Luke is Idaho’s future and he has the longevity it will take to serve in Congress for Idaho and make real change.”

Craig served 18 years in the U.S. Senate and 10 years in the U.S. House of Representatives. As a dedicated public servant, Craig understands what is required of a long-term, effective congressman for Idaho’s First Congressional District.
“I know Luke will be the most effective advocate for Idaho, and that no one will work harder for our great state than he will.” said Craig.

“I am honored to have the endorsement of Senator Craig. He fought tirelessly for our veterans and for Idaho,” Malek said. “I will model my leadership in Congress after his dedication to the people of Idaho and effectiveness at creating conservative solutions.”

Republican Representative Luke Malek was raised in Idaho, and served in the Idaho House of Representatives for six years. In the Legislature, he is known as a pro-life conservative that has earned “A” ratings from the NRA in all of his re-election races for the Idaho statehouse. He has fought prominently in some of the biggest fights Idaho has had against the federal government and regulations… including fighting alongside Governor Butch Otter to keep Obamacare out of Idaho. He is a small-business owner, employer, and a former prosecutor. He has worked for the Office of the Governor as the Regional Director in Northern Idaho under Governor Risch, as the Executive Director of the Post Falls Urban Renewal Agency, and as a Deputy Prosecutor for Kootenai County. He earned his B.A. at College of Idaho in Caldwell, holds a law degree from the University of Idaho and is a member of the Idaho State Bar. He resides in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, and he and his wife, Tara, enjoy spending time together taking in all our wonderful state has to offer. He is running for Congress to fight for Idaho’s future with effective, conservative solutions.

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