Lieutenant Governor
Candidates' Debate: Wednesday November 1, 7:00 p.m. MT/PT (tentative)

Debate cancelled, as Candidate Risch declined our invitation to participate.
Qualifications: 30 years of age, U.S. Citizen, two year Idaho resident
Term of office: Four years (part-time)
Salary: $27,820 in 2007, $28,655 in 2008, $29,514 in 2009, $30,400 in 2010
Duties: The Lieutenant Governor is presiding officer of the Idaho State Senate and acting Governor of the State of Idaho upon the absence of the Governor. In the event that the Governor is unable to continue his office, the Lieutenant Governor is next in line under the Constitution to succeed to the Governorship.
Larry LaRocco
Larry LaRocco
James Risch
James Risch
Candidate Statement
Governor's Web Site
  • Born 1946 in Van Nuys, California
  • Married to Christine
  • Father of two, grandfather of one
  • Education
  • B.A. University of Portland, 1967
  • M.S. Boston University, 1969
  • Professional Experience
  • President: NeoKinetics, software company, 2006
  • Senior lobbyist: Fleishman-Hillard Government Relations, 2002-2006
  • Chairman: LaRocco and Associates, Inc., public affairs consulting firm, 1999-2002
  • Managing Director: ABA Securities Association and the ABA Insurance Association, 1995-2000
  • U.S. Representative for Idaho's 1st Congressional District, 1991-1995
  • Vice President of brokerage firms: Shearson Lehman Hutton Inc./ Piper Jaffray, 1983-1990
  • N. Idaho Field Representative for Sen. Frank Church, 1975-1980
  • Oregon Primary Coordinator for the Frank Church presidential campaign, 1976
  • Military Experience
  • Captain, military intelligence, U.S. Army, 1969-1972
  • Associations/Community Involvement
  • Former president and member of the board of the U.S. Association of Former Members of Congress
  • Appointed to National Infrastructure Assurance Council (NIAC) by Pres. Bill Clinton, 2001
    No information submitted

Other candidate(s) on the ballot: William Charles Wellisch, Constitution Party


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