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==See also==
==See also==
*[[Butch_Otter|Idaho Governor Butch Otter]]
*[[Butch_Otter|Idaho Governor Butch Otter]]
*[[Idaho Lieutenant Governor]]
*[[Lieutenant Governor of Idaho]]
*[[Idaho Attorney General]]
*[[Idaho Attorney General]]
*[[Idaho Secretary of State]]
*[[Idaho Secretary of State]]

Revision as of 18:27, 3 December 2010

State executive officials
State legislatures
The Governor of Idaho is the chief executive of the state, and commander-in-chief of the state military forces. The governor appoints department heads and members of boards and commissions.

The governor is responsible for upholding the Idaho Constitution, executing state law and recommending a state budget to the legislature. During special circumstances the governor can call for special sessions of the legislature. The governor has the power to veto bills but must list his objections. The legislature can override a veto by a two-thirds vote of each chamber. In Idaho the governor also serves as the President of the Board of Examiners and Chairman of the Board of Land Commissioners.

The current governor of Idaho is Butch Otter; he has been elected to another term in the 2010 midterm elections.


The term of office of the governor of Idaho is four years. Prior to election, each candidate must pay a filing fee of $300 which is deposited in to the general fund.

A candidate for governor is required to be:

  • at least thirty-years old
  • a United States citizen
  • a resident of Idaho at least two years prior to the election

Contact information

Office of the Governor
P.O. Box 83720
Boise, Idaho 83720

See also

External links

Office of the Governor of Idaho


Portions of this article were adapted from Wikipedia.