Boise, IDAHO – The people of Idaho have spoken, electing Scott Bedke to be the 44th Lieutenant Governor of the Gem State. Bedke, a fourth-generation Oakley rancher, leaves the Idaho Legislature as the longest-serving Speaker of the House in state history.
With the results in, Lt. Governor-elect Bedke said it’s time to go to work for the people of Idaho.
“I want to thank the voters of Idaho for their trust and support. We are the fastest growing state in the nation because others want what we have. That’s because we’ve always had the lightest possible touch of government, always lived within the taxpayers means, delivered record tax cuts that have resulted in a positive business climate, which has resulted in record investments into our infrastructure and school systems,” said Lt. Governor-elect Bedke. “Now that the election is over, we need to continue putting our shared Idaho values into policy.”
Lt. Governor-elect Bedke ran his campaign on a strong record of conservative results for Idahoans and is ready to utilize his skills to help lead and find solutions to the challenges facing everyday Idahoans.
“Idaho has been discovered and there is no going back. None of us want to wake up 10 years from now and wonder where our Idaho went,” said Lt. Governor-elect Bedke. “We can’t let all this new growth change who we are. That’s why I ran for Lt. Governor, and I am committed to defending our Idaho values.”
Lt. Governor-elect Bedke will be sworn into office on January 6, 2023. The following week, he will preside as President of the Idaho State Senate for the First Regular Session of the 67th Idaho Legislature.