Idaho’s First Female Governor
by Shari Dovale
Idaho became a state on July 3, 1890. Since then, we have had 33 State Governors, not including the 12 Territorial Governors prior to statehood.
The most recent election gave us our first even female Lieutenant Governor, Janice McGeachin.
Elected as Lt. Governor in the State of Idaho, Janice McGeachin takes the reigns as Governor whenever Gov. Brad Little crosses outside the state borders.
While she is the Acting Governor, McGeachin has full authority as the Governor of our state, including having the powers to call up the State National Guard during an emergency situation, if necessary.
McGeachin has been the acting governor 6 times in the first 3 months she has been in office.
Representative Heather Scott (R-Blanchard) sits down with McGeachin to discuss her role in Idaho government.
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