Lieutenant Governor

Biography

Brad Little was appointed Idaho's 42nd Lieutenant Governor on January 6, 2009, and elected to a four year term on November 2, 2010.

A native of Emmett in Gem County, Little is a third-generation Idahoan.  He has dedicated his life and career to continuing both his family’s ranching interests and its history of service to the people of Idaho.

A graduate of the University of Idaho, Little has strived to be a good steward of the land as well as a responsible citizen.  He has succeeded in both areas by encouraging sustainable agriculture and by getting involved in public policy from a young age.

Little was appointed to fill a Senate vacancy in May 2001, and was subsequently elected and reelected senator from District 11 four times.

In the Idaho Senate, Little rose quickly into leadership, being elected by his peers as Majority Caucus Chairman in 2003.  He held this position until Governor C.L. "Butch" Otter appointed him to fill the vacancy left by then Lt. Governor Jim Risch’s election to the U.S. Senate in January of 2009.  He was elected Lt. Governor on November 2, 2010.

Little’s personal philosophy has been consistent throughout his career - to ensure the lightest possible hand of government in the lives of citizens and businesses. 

A successful businessman himself as the head of Little Enterprises, Inc. (a diversified farming and cattle operation), Little is a former chairman of the Idaho Association of Commerce and Industry (IACI),  the Idaho Wool Growers Association, and vice chairman of the Idaho Community Foundation.  He is currently a member of the board of directors of Performance Design Incorporated, a small Boise-based manufacturing company.

Little married Weiser native Teresa Soulen in May 1978. They have two sons and daughters-in-law, Adam and Angela and David and Kelsey and two grandchilden.