About this race
As GOP Lt. Gov. Brad Little seeks a second full term in the part-time office, he’s being challenged by Democrat Bert Marley. Constitution Party candidate David Hartigan is on the ballot but hasn’t actively campaigned. Idaho’s lieutenant governor presides over the state Senate and fills in as acting governor; other duties are assigned by the governor, which in recent years have included economic development work and vetting candidates for state appointments. Four-year term. Position pays $35,700 a year.
Lieutenant Governor, State of Idaho
|Brad Little (R)||271,148||62.83%|
|Bert Marley (D)||141,711||32.84%|
|David Hartigan (C)||18,692||4.33%|
* Race percentages are calculated with data from the Secretary of State's Office, which omits write-in votes from its calculations when there are too few to affect the outcome. The Spokane County Auditor's Office may have slightly different percentages than are reflected here because its figures include any write-in votes.
If newly re-elected 72-year-old Idaho Gov. Butch Otter didn’t complete his full third term, Idaho’s new governor would be Brad Little, the second-term lieutenant governor, rancher and former state senator who’s been toiling full-time in the part-time, low-paid post since Otter appointed him to it…
BOISE – If newly re-elected 72-year-old Idaho Gov. Butch Otter didn’t complete his full third term, Idaho’s new governor would be Brad Little, the second-term lieutenant governor, rancher and former state senator who’s been toiling full-time in the part-time, low-paid post since Otter appointed him to it in 2009. Little’s record seems decidedly more moderate than Otter’s – he blocked Idaho’s constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage for two years before reluctantly supporting the final version in 2006. But Little, 60, is an Otter fan who says his differences with the governor are more style than substance. He also says he fully expects Otter to serve out his term but is ready should he be asked to step up.
BOISE – Sixteen- and 17-year-olds should be able to work in mechanized logging operations under parental supervision, 1st District Congressman Raul Labrador says. He’s proposed legislation to amend the Fair Labor Standards Act to allow that, saying, “While the agriculture industry enjoys regulatory exemptions that allow family members between the ages of 16 and 17 to work under their parents’ supervision, the logging industry doesn’t have that same right.”
BOISE – Idaho County Commissioner Jim Chmelik would use the position of lieutenant governor the same way he’s used his county position, he said in a televised debate Friday: He’d travel the state and nation urging support for the transfer of federal public lands to the states. Chmelik is facing incumbent Lt. Gov. Brad Little in the May 20 primary election. Both are Republicans.
In the “Idaho Debates” tonight on Idaho Public TV, Idaho County Commissioner Jim Chmelik outlined a very different role for Idaho’s lieutenant governor that he said he wants to play if he succeeds in defeating GOP Lt. Gov. Brad Little in the May 20 primary…
Idaho Lt. Gov. Brad Little says he’s hearing a lot of anger from Idahoans across the state. “For the last five or six months, I’ve been all over Idaho, I’ve been to nearly every county, and I’ll tell you, they’re mad – they’re mad about…