Thursday, September 9, 2010

Governor Butch Otter

Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter was born on May 3, 1942 in Caldwell, graduated from Boise’s St. Teresa’s Academy – now Bishop Kelly High School – attended what then was Boise Junior College and earned his bachelor’s degree in political science from the College of Idaho.

The former Idaho National Guardsmen spent the first 30 years of his career with the J.R. Simplot Company in various roles, working his way up to president of Simplot International.

He was elected Lieutenant Governor in 1986, retired from Simplot in 1993, was elected to represent the people of Idaho’s 1st District in Congress in 2000, and was elected Idaho’s 32nd Governor in 2006.

Governor Otter knows that limiting the size and scope of government in our lives enables individual Idahoans to pursue the unlimited opportunity that should be every American’s birthright.

For information on how Governor Otter is working to create more career opportunities and continue leading Idaho to an even brighter future, visit his Web site at

Governor Butch Otter on the Proper Role of Government

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