Republican leaders in southeast Idaho say they have three people in mind to replace former state senator Bob Geddes.
Geddes stepped down from his seat earlier this month after he was appointed by Gov. Butch Otter to be the next chairman of the Idaho State Tax Commission. Otter will also appoint Geddes successor.
On Friday, District 31 precinct committee leaders voted to provide Otter with three candidates. The nominees are 59-year-old John Tippets, who served in the Idaho House from 1988 to 2000; 56-year-old Neal Larson, a former mayor of Preston; and 39-year-old Mark Harris, of Georgetown.
Otter has 15 days to make a final decision.
District 31 stretches across Bear Lake, Bonneville, Caribou, Franklin and Teton counties. (AP)