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Butch Otter

Butch Otter
Personal data
Date of birthMay 3, 1942(age 74)
Place of birthCaldwell, Idaho, U.S.
Political partyRepublican Party
SpouseGay Simplot (1964 � 1992)
Lori Easley (2006 � present)
ResidenceStar, Idaho
Alma materSt. Martin's University
Boise State University
College of Idaho
ReligionRoman Catholic
Military service
Service/branchArmy National Guard
Years of service1968 � 1973
UnitIdaho Army National Guard
32nd Governor of Idaho
Assumed officeJanuary 1, 2007
LieutenantJim Risch (2007-09)
Brad Little (since 2009)
Preceded byJim Risch
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Idaho's 1st district
In officeJanuary 3, 2001 - January 1, 2007
Succeeded byBill Sali
Preceded byHelen Chenoweth-Hage
37th Lieutenant Governor of Idaho
In officeJanuary 5, 1987 - January 3, 2001
GovernorCecil Andrus
Phil Batt
Dirk Kempthorne
Succeeded byJack Riggs
Preceded byDavid Leroy
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Idaho's Canyon county district
In office1972 - 1978

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Clement Leroy "Butch" Otter (born May 3, 1942) is the 32nd and current Governor of Idaho since January 2007 and is a member of the Republican Party. Otter previously represented the state's First Congressional District.

Otter was the longest serving Lieutenant Governor of Idaho, holding office from 1987-2001. He is the first Idahoan since statehood to win elections as both a United States Representative and as governor. He is the third Catholic to serve as governor of Idaho and the first to win election since James H. Hawley in 1910.

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