Megan Kiska

Megan Kiska

A new state legislator from Boise was named today: Gov. Brad Little appointed Megan Kiska to the House seat vacated by Rep. Tom Dayley, R-Boise, who is now the Idaho director of the federal Farm Service Agency. Little also announced appointments today to the state Board of Correction and the Idaho Transportation Board.

Kiska is inspector general and real property officer for the 124th Fighter Wing in the Idaho Air National Guard, where she is a captain, and is a graduate of California State University, Hayward. She also has served as a Republican precinct committeeman. “Megan’s history of leadership and service with the Idaho Air National Guard makes her the ideal candidate to replace Rep. Dayley,” Little said in a news release. “I look forward to working with her in the Legislature.”

Little selected Kiska from a list of three nominees submitted by the Legislative District 21 GOP committee; the other nominees were Greg Ferch and Julia Rae Morgan.

For the three-member state Board of Correction, Little appointed Dr. Karen Neill, a professor and the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Director of Graduate Studies in Nursing at Idaho State University. Neill served on the Idaho Commission of Pardons and Parole from June of 2017 until April 2019.

Little also named Bill Moad to chair the Idaho Transportation Board. Moad is a former fleet operations manager at Simplot Co. and a past president of the Idaho Trucking Association; his term will start in July.

“I took great care in filling these important positions,” Little said. “I have the utmost confidence in the leadership and discretion Karen and Bill will provide in these vital roles.”

Betsy Z. Russell is the Boise bureau chief and state capitol reporter for the Idaho Press and Adams Publishing Group. Follow her on Twitter at @BetsyZRussell.

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