Lieutenant Governor of Idaho
|Idaho Lieutenant Governor|
|Office website:||Official Link|
|2013 FY Budget:||$142,800|
|Length of term:||4 years|
|Authority:||Idaho Constitution, Article IV, Section 1|
|Assumed office:||January 9, 2009|
|Next election:||November 6, 2018|
|Last election:||November 4, 2014|
|Other Idaho Executive Offices|
|Governor • Lieutenant Governor • Secretary of State • Attorney General • Treasurer • Controller • Superintendent of Public Instruction • Agriculture Director • Insurance Director • Director of Lands • Labor Director • Public Utilities Commission|
- 1 Current officeholder
- 2 Authority
- 3 Qualifications
- 4 Elections
- 5 Vacancies
- 6 Duties
- 7 Divisions
- 8 State budget
- 9 Compensation
- 10 Historical officeholders
- 11 Recent news
- 12 Contact information
- 13 See also
- 14 External links
- 15 References
- See also: Current Lieutenant Governors
The 42nd and current lieutenant governor is Brad Little, a Republican appointed to fill a vacancy left by Jim Risch in January 2009. He was elected to a full term on November 2, 2010, and was re-elected again in 2014.
Before becoming lieutenant governor, Little represented District 11 in the Idaho State Senate from May 2001, when he was appointed to fill a vacancy, to January 2009. Little owns Little Enterprises, Inc., a farming and cattle operation, and is a former chairman of the Idaho Association of Commerce and Industry. He also sits on the board of directors of Home Federal Bank and Performance Design Incorporated, a Boise-based manufacturing company. Little and his wife, Teresa, have two sons.
The executive department shall consist of a governor, lieutenant governor...
|2015 • 2014 • 2013 • 2012 • 2011 • 2010|
|Current Lt. Governors|
|Lt. Governor Elections|
|2015 • 2014 • 2013 • 2012 • 2011 • 2010|
- at least thirty-years old
- a United States citizen
- a resident of Idaho at least two years prior to the election
No person shall be eligible to the office of governor or lieutenant governor unless he shall have attained the age of thirty years at the time of his election; ... In addition to the qualifications above described each of the officers named shall be a citizen of the United States and shall have resided within the state or territory two years next preceding his election.
Idaho elects governors to four-year terms in federal midterm election years, that is, even years that are not presidential election years. Thus, 2006, 2010, 2014 and 2018 are all lieutenant gubernatorial election years. The lieutenant gubernatorial inauguration is always set for the first Monday in the January following an election. Thus, January 3, 2011, and January 5, 2015, are inaugural days.
If two candidates ever tie in the general election, a joint session of the legislature chooses the winner by a majority vote.
|Governor of Idaho, 2014|
|Republican||Butch Otter Incumbent||53.5%||235,405|
|Libertarian||John T. Bujak||4.1%||17,884|
|Election Results via Idaho Secretary of State.|
- See also: States with gubernatorial term limits
To view the electoral history dating back to 2002 for the office of Lieutenant Governor of Idaho, Click [show] to expand the section.
The lieutenant governor presides over the Idaho State Senate when it is in session; fills in for the governor when he is out of the state; and, performs duties that the governor may deem necessary. While not an official duty of the office, the lieutenant governor is often tasked with responding to constituent communication or participating in public meetings.
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- See also: Idaho state budget and finances
The budget for the Office of the Lieutenant Governor in Fiscal Year 2013 was $142,800.
- See also: Comparison of lieutenant gubernatorial salaries and Compensation of state executive officers
The salaries of elected executives in Idaho are determined by the Idaho State Legislature. Salaries cannot be increased or decreased during the current terms of affected officers. In 2014, state legislators passed a bill authorizing annual salaries for executives from 2015 through 2018.
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Office of the Lieutenant Governor
Boise, Idaho 83720-0057
- Office of the Lt. Governor of Idaho, "Biography of Brad Little," accessed September 29, 2011
- Office of the Lt. Governor of Idaho, "Duties," accessed September 28, 2011
- Budget Publications, “State of Idaho 2012 Legislative Fiscal Report for Fiscal Year 2013,” 6.57," accessed June20, 2013
- Idaho State Legislature, "Title 59: Public Officers in General," accessed February 24, 2015
- Council of State Governments, "SELECTED STATE ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICIALS: ANNUAL SALARIES," accessed November 14, 2014
- The Council of State Governments, "Book of the States 2013, Table 4.11," accessed January 31, 2014