Brad Little is sworn in as Idaho's 33rd governor

Posted at 10:31 PM, Jan 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-05 00:31:09-05

Surrounded by four former Idaho governors, Brad Little is officially sworn in as the 33rd Governor of the State of Idaho on the Capitol steps this afternoon.

It’s an office that has been occupied by the same name since 2007, and now, a new face will take over the office.

Governor Brad Little spoke on the legacy he has to follow, "A steadfast leader, who led us through momentous economic challenges, to become the fastest growing state with historic rates of employment. Today, on behalf of all Idahoans, we say 'thank you, Governor Otter.’"

After spending 12 years as Governor Butch Otter's Lieutenant, Little gets his chance to be Idaho's, Chief Executive.

"All decisions and actions will be based on assuring you, the citizens, have the utmost faith and confidence in our government," said Little.

The former lieutenant governor and state senator taking office with assurance, to remember who our state's achievements truly started with.

"We know that the most important ingredient for Idaho's success has always been our people," said Little.

And he said the future success of the Gem State lies in the hands of an even younger generation.

"Even more than our majestic landscapes and abundant resources, Idaho's greatest asset is our children," said Little.

Governor Little echoed his pledge to education, stating that Idaho's most important asset is its children.

"When I took the oath of office, I swore to faithfully discharge my duties. To work for all Idahoans. And with God's help, I will," said Little.