Crane to Serve Fifth Term as Idaho Treasurer
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Republican Ron Crane has won a fifth term as Idaho treasurer, defeating Democratic challenger and political newcomer Deborah Silver.
Typically, the state treasurer's race is a quiet one. Unlike other low-profile statewide positions like controller and secretary of state, the treasurer doesn't sit on the Land Board which manages 2.5 million acres of Idaho land.
However, this year's election was put in the spotlight after a legislative audit found that Crane inappropriately transferred taxpayer funds during the Great Recession that ended up costing taxpayers nearly $10.2 million. Crane repeatedly denied the report's findings.