BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Democrats have submitted three possible replacements to fill a vacancy in the Idaho House.

The Democratic Legislative Committee for District 19 sent the names Wednesday to Republican Gov. Brad Little.

The committee’s first choice is Lauren Necochea, who directs the Idaho Center for Fiscal Policy and Idaho Voices for Children.

The second choice is Chris Mathias, a U.S. Coast Guard veteran who currently works for the University of California, Santa Cruz, where he helps build and maintain the Idaho standards achievement system.

The third choice is Charlene Taylor, a senior researcher with the National Council on Crime and Delinquency.

Little will select one to replace Mat Erpelding, the former House minority leader who resigned to take a job with the Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce.

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