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Brad Little
Lieutenant Governor of Idaho
In office
January 9, 2009 - Present
Term ends
January 5, 2015
Years in position 6
PredecessorJim Risch (R)
Base salary$35,100
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$562,785
AppointedJanuary 9, 2009
Appointed byGov. Butch Otter (R)
Term limitsNone
Prior offices
Idaho State Senate
2001 - 2009
Bachelor'sUniversity of Idaho
Date of birthFebruary 15, 1954
Place of birthEmmett, Idaho
Office website
Campaign website
Brad Little (b. February 15, 1954, in Emmett, Idaho) is 42nd and current Republican Lieutenant Governor of Idaho. He has served in this position since his appointment on January 6, 2009 to fill a vacancy left by Jim Risch.

Little ran for, and won election to a full term in 2010. He defeated Eldon Wallace (D) and Paul Venable (C) in the general election on November 2, 2010.

Little's term will expire on January 5, 2015 and he is up for re-election in November 2014. He announced his bid for a third term as lieutenant governor on September 18, 2013.[1] He sought the Republican nomination in the primary on May 20, 2014. The general election took place November 4, 2014.

In his capacity as lieutenant governor, Little also serves as President of the Idaho State Senate.[2]

Before becoming lieutenant governor, Little represented District 11 in the Idaho State Senate from May 2001 until 2009, when Otter tapped him to replace Risch as his second in command.

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.[3]


Little served as leader of the cattle and woolgrowers associations for a number of years until he was appointed to the Idaho State Senate in May 2001. He was elected and re-elected to this position four times.[4]

Little was then appointed by Governor of Idaho Butch Otter in 2009 to succeed Jim Risch, who won an election to serve in the U.S. Senate. Little served in the Idaho State Senate from 2001 to 2009 before becoming lieutenant governor. In 2010, he was elected to a full term along with Gov. Otter.[2]


  • Bachelor's degree - University of Idaho

Political career

Lieutenant Governor of Idaho (2009-Present)

Little was appointed Lieutenant Governor of Idaho in January 2009. He was elected to a full term in 2010.[2]

Presidential preference


See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Brad Little endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [5]

Idaho State Senate (2001-2009)

Little served District 11 in the Idaho State Senate from 2001 to 2009.[2] Elected as majority caucus chairman in 2003, he served in this role until his appointment as lieutenant governor in 2009.[4]



See also: Idaho gubernatorial election, 2014

Little ran for re-election in 2014.[1] He sought the Republican nomination in the primary election on May 20, 2014. The general election took place November 4, 2014.


See also: Idaho lieutenant gubernatorial election, 2010 and Lieutenant Governor elections, 2010

Little ran for re-election in 2010. He defeated Eldon Wallace (D) and Paul Venable (C) in the general election on November 2, 2010.

Idaho Lieutenant Governor, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBrad Little Incumbent 67.8% 299,979
     Democratic Eldon Wallace 27.2% 120,174
     Constitution Paul Venable 5% 22,007
Total Votes 442,160
Election Results via Idaho Secretary of State

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Little is available dating back to 2002. Based on available campaign finance records, Little raised a total of $562,785 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 9, 2013.[6]

Brad Little's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Lieutenant Governor of Idaho Not up for election $23,939
2010 Lieutenant Governor of Idaho Won $432,718
2008 Idaho State Senate District 11 Won $37,650
2006 Idaho State Senate District 11 Won $14,178
2004 Idaho State Senate District 11 Won $38,610
2002 Idaho State Senate District 11 Won $15,690
Grand Total Raised $562,785


Ballotpedia collects information on campaign donors for each year in which a candidate or incumbent is running for election. The following table offers a breakdown of Brad Little's donors each year.[7] Click [show] for more information.


Little lives in Emmett, Idaho, and is married to Teresa Soulen. They have two sons and daughters-in-law, Adam and Angela, and David and Kelsey.[2]

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Preceded by
Jim Risch (R)
Lieutenant Governor of Idaho
Succeeded by