Scott Bedke Publicly Sworn in as the 44th Lieutenant Governor of Idaho

Friday January 6, 2023

BOISE, Idaho – Lieutenant Governor Scott Bedke was publicly sworn into office as the 44th Lieutenant Governor of the state of Idaho on January 6, 2023.

The Lieutenant Governor joined fellow Idaho constitutional officers on the Idaho Capitol’s steps on Friday afternoon for the official swearing-in ceremony.

“As your Lieutenant Governor, I pledge to support Governor Little as we work to preserve the values that make Idaho an ideal place for future generations to live, work, and raise a family,” Bedke said. “This means protecting our Idaho way of life, which includes maintaining the lightest possible touch of government, investing in our children’s quality education, and fostering a positive business climate.”

Before his election to be Idaho’s Lieutenant Governor, Bedke represented District 27 for 11 terms and in 2012 was elected as the 41st Speaker of the Idaho House of Representatives, where he held the office for ten years. He is the longest-serving Speaker in Idaho history.

Lieutenant Governor Bedke is an Idaho native and fourth generation cattle rancher out of Oakley, Idaho. He and his wife Sarah have been married for 42 years and together have four children and 16 grandchildren.