Arrow-right Camera

Eye On Boise

Thu., Dec. 6, 2012, 8:31 a.m.

Lawmakers pick seats in chambers, prep for session ahead…

Idaho House members choose seats in the chamber, going in order by seniority (Betsy Russell)
Idaho House members choose seats in the chamber, going in order by seniority (Betsy Russell)

As House members' names are called in order of seniority so they can select their seats in the House chamber, Chief Clerk Bonnie Alexander called new Speaker Scott Bedke's name, but said, "He has his seat." In the group of lawmakers standing waiting for their turn, Rep. Linden Bateman, R-Idaho Falls, chuckled, "He does - that's an understatement."

For those of equal seniority, Alexander is literally drawing the names out of a hat to see who goes first.
 




You must be logged in to post comments. Please log in here or click the comment box below for options.

comments powered by Disqus
« Back to Eye On Boise
Betsy Z. Russell
Betsy Z. Russell joined The Spokesman-Review in 1991. She currently is a reporter in the Boise Bureau covering Idaho state government and politics, and other news from Idaho's state capital.

Follow Betsy online: