Lieutenant Governor
Candidates' Debate: Tuesday May 9, 8:00/7:00 p.m. MT/PT
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
Dan Romero
Dan Romero
  • Born August 25, 1946 in Van Nuys, California
  • Married to Christine
  • Father of two, grandfather of one
  • Education
  • M.S. Boston University, 1969
  • B.A. University of Portland,1967
  • 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
  • Born July 30th, 1956 in Martinez, California
  • Married to Diana Johnson
  • Father of five children, grandfather of ten
  • Education
  • M.S. Instructional and Performance Technology, Boise State University, 2004
  • B.S. Liberal Studies- University of the State of New York /Regents College- 1989
  • Military Education
  • Command & General Staff College, CAS3
  • Communication Electronic Basic Course Ft. Gordon, GA, 1984
  • Communication Electronic Advance Course Ft. Gordon, GA, 1995
  • Professional Experience
  • Adjunct Professor: JET Program, Boise State University, Boise, Idaho, 2005-present
  • Educator: Migrant Education, Sacramento, California, 1979-1982
  • Military Experience
  • 20 years in U.S. Army
  • Manager (ARMY) - Data Processing Center for United States Property and Fiscal Office for Idaho (USPFO), 1997 - 2000 (Retired)
  • Manager - Personnel Management & Supervision (NCOIC, 40th ID, CA) 1982-1987
  • Manager - Personnel Management & Supervision (NCOIC, Fort Bragg, NC), 1975 - 1979 - 1982
  • Associations/Community Involvement
  • Chaplain: American Legion Post 18, 2002
  • Vice Commander: American Legion Post 18, 2001-present
  • Board of Directors Member: Hope's Door


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