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Idaho Republican Party Executive Director Steps Down

The head of the Idaho Republican Party is stepping down.
Joshua Whitworth took over the role about a year ago when then Executive Director Jonathan Parker left to work at the law firm of Holland and Hart. Whitworth came to the Republican party as a former Idaho State University football player and a cattle rancher. He took on the role in July of 2012.

Wednesday the party announced Whitworth was leaving to take a job with the Idaho State Controller's Office.

Trevor Thorpe will take Whitworth's place . He joined the GOP in 2010 and currently serves as political director for the party. He interned at the U.S. Department of State in 2009 and graduated from Brigham Young University in Provo in 2010. He says he'll fight for conservative values and to keep Idaho one of the reddest states.

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