Boise, Idaho—The Idaho Freedom Foundation announced Monday that former state Sen. Russ Fulcher of Meridian has joined the organization’s board of directors. The board voted unanimously Friday to add Fulcher to the board, IFF Chairman Bob Rathbone said.
“We are all impressed with Russ’ dedication to free market principles and his strong desire to continue advancing public policies that improve the lives of Idahoans,” said Rathbone.
Fulcher entered the state Senate in 2005. During his tenure, Fulcher served as Senate Majority Caucus Chairman. During his time in elected office, Fulcher led the charge against the creation of an Obamacare insurance exchange, fought Medicaid expansion and championed the repeal of the tax on groceries. Fulcher also advocated for reduced reliance on the federal government and the ability of the state to manage public lands within the state’s borders. In May, Fulcher ran unsuccessfully for the Republican nomination for governor. His term as a state senator expired on Dec. 1.
“During my time in the Senate and on the campaign trail, the Idaho Freedom Foundation was a valuable resource for research, data, education and advocacy. I’m looking forward to working with IFF as our organization continues to promote the public policy innovations we need to make Idahoans more prosperous and free,” said Fulcher.
Fulcher joins Rathbone of Boise, Vice Chairman Brent Regan of Coeur d’Alene, IFF founder Heather Lauer of Phoenix, Arizona and Loel Fenwick of Coolin.
For more information, contact Idaho Freedom Foundation President Wayne Hoffman at 208-258-2280, ext. 211.