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Butch Otter's Public Statements

Full Name: Clement 'Butch' Leroy Otter
Office: Governor (ID), Republican
First Elected: 11/07/2006
Last Elected: 11/02/2010
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Republican for Governor
General Nov. 4, 2014
Primary May 20, 2014
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Lori; 4 Children: John, Carolyn, Kimberly Dawn, Corrine
Birth Date: 05/03/1942
Birth Place: Caldwell, ID
Home City: Star, ID
Religion: Roman Catholic
Date Title
May 4, 2012 Governor Highlights Success of Trade Mission to China
April 27, 2012 Governor Herbert Hosts Fellow Governors at Rocky Mountain Roundtable
April 20, 2012 Idaho Jobless Rate Drops Below 8 Percent
March 30, 2012 Governor Applauds Accomplishments of Productive Legislative Session
March 21, 2012 Governor Reacts to Supreme Court Ruling in Northern Idaho Property Rights Case
March 9, 2012 Farmers Insurance Donates $10,000 to the Idaho National Guard Youth Challenge Program
March 9, 2012 Governor Creates Sage-Grouse Task Force
Feb. 28, 2012 Idaho Delegation Seeks Solutions to Federal Overreach
Feb. 28, 2012 Western Caucus Examines Washington Barriers to Prosperity and Property Rights in the West
Feb. 23, 2012 Jim Kempton Appointed to Fill Region 4 Seat on Idaho Transportation Board
Feb. 1, 2012 Governor Creates Nuclear Energy Commission
Jan. 9, 2012 Idaho State of the State Address 2012
Dec. 29, 2011 An Idaho Health Insurance Exchange Makes Sense, But How It's Done Makes a Big Difference
Dec. 7, 2011 Letter to Cabinet Members
Nov. 22, 2011 Leaner, More Focused Government Must be Our New Normal
Nov. 21, 2011 Roll Call - Otter: D.C. Could Learn About Governing From Idaho
Nov. 17, 2011 Governor Otter's Statement on Execution of Paul Ezra Rhoades
Oct. 27, 2011 Boise State Public Radio - Otter's View on Patriot Act Still Stands Years Later
Oct. 12, 2011 Governor and Delegation React to NRC Approving Operating License for AREVA
Oct. 11, 2011 CAES Researchers Earn $18.2 Million; Provide Significant Return on Investment for Idaho
Sept. 28, 2011 Congress Urged to Continue Support for Rural Communities, Restoration of Nation's Forests
Sept. 23, 2011 Governor Promotes Safe Disposal of Unused Prescription Medicines in New Ads
Sept. 19, 2011 Governor Opts to Seek Federal Funding for Implementing State-Based Health Exchange
Sept. 8, 2011 Governor: Jeremy Hill Decision Welcome, but Endangered Species Act Must be Fixed
Aug. 25, 2011 Bonner County Daily Bee - Otter Supports Grizzly Shooter
Aug. 23, 2011 Gov. Daugaard Joins Colleagues In Highway Funding Request
Aug. 11, 2011 Governor Unveils New Web Pages on Healthcare in Idaho
Aug. 10, 2011 Fox News "On the Record with Greta Van Susteren
July 12, 2011 State Budget Ends Fiscal Year Well Ahead of Expectations; Governor Urges Caution
June 30, 2011 Federal Agencies to Use State Landscape-Level Wildlife Mapping to Inform Land Use Decisions Across the West
June 28, 2011 Study Aside, the Potato is Getting a Bad Rap
June 27, 2011 The Spokesman Review - Face Time: Otter talks about Western Governors' Goals
June 7, 2011 Idaho's Sleeper Industry is on the Rise
May 31, 2011 Hire One is an Effort We All Need to Succeed
May 16, 2011 Letter to Secretary Vilsack
May 4, 2011 State Employees Continue to Improve Idaho
May 2, 2011 Governor, State Security Leaders React to Bin Laden's Death
April 20, 2011 Governor's Execitive Order Prohibits State Agencies from Implimenting Obamacare
April 12, 2011 A "Gem" of an Idea for Idaho's Economy
April 7, 2011 Governor Otter Applauds U.S. House Republican Budget Plan
April 1, 2011 Governor, Superintendent Applaud Passage of Final Students Come First Reform Bill
March 30, 2011 Proclamation Calls on Idahoans to Prevent Child Abuse
March 18, 2011 Governors Give Industrial Energy Efficiency a Boost
March 18, 2011 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - World Energy Costs
March 17, 2011 Governor Signs First Two Education Reform Bills Into Law
March 15, 2011 Bills Clear the Way for More Development of Clean, Sustainable Geothermal Resources
March 10, 2011 Letter to The Honorable Daniel K. Inouye Chairman Senate Appropriations Committee and The Honorable Thad Cochran Ranking Member Senate Appropriations Committee
March 1, 2011 Hearing of the House Natural Resources Committee - "The Impact of the Administration's Wild Lands Order On Jobs and Economic Growth"
March 1, 2011 Governors Call for Large-Scale Forest Restoration, Realigning Federal Funding
Feb. 14, 2011 Governor, Superintendent Welcome Changes to Students Come First
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