BOISE - A Boise man who was once a plaintiff in a high-profile anti-panhandling lawsuit has registered as a Republican candidate for Idaho governor.
Troy Minton joins an increasingly crowded race. With Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter saying he will not seek a fourth term in 2018, the race already has three competitive GOP candidates: Lt. Gov. Brad Little, former state Sen. Russ Fulcher and Boise businessman Tommy Alhquist.
No candidate has yet to file as a Democrat for governor.
In 2013, Minton was one of key homeless individuals involved in an American Civil Liberties Union of Idaho lawsuit that successfully challenged an anti-solicitation ordinance in Boise.
Minton did not return a request for comment.
The 39-year-old listed a Boise homeless shelter as his place of residence when registering for governor.
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