By Melissa Davlin, Idaho Reports
Rep. Priscilla Giddings announced Friday she is running for the Republican nomination for lieutenant governor.
Giddings, who was first elected to the Idaho House in 2014, cited her service in the US Air Force and her 100 percent rating from the Idaho Freedom Foundation in her announcement. She also referenced current Lt. Gov Janice McGeachin, who announced Wednesday she is launching a primary challenge against Gov. Brad Little.
“The outgoing Lieutenant Governor is leaving a vacancy in Idaho leadership which is critical to fill with a principled conservative. Idaho’s next Lieutenant Governor needs to have a solid record of conservative leadership to effectively combat our state’s move away from our constitution and our conservative values,” said Giddings.
Giddings joins former Rep. Luke Malek in the race for the Republican nomination for lieutenant governor. Recently, Giddings was the subject of a petition calling for an ethics investigation after she linked to a blog post revealing the name of a 19-year-old intern who accused former Rep. Aaron von Ehlinger of rape.
Read the full press release below.
“Top gun” files for Lieutenant Governor
Giddings enters race as top conservative choice for Idaho
(Bosie, ID) — State Representative Priscila Giddings (R-D7) announced today that she has filed paperwork to run for the Republican nomination for Lieutenant Governor of Idaho.
“I am running for Lieutenant Governor because Idaho deserves to be represented by a proven conservative.
“Idahoans know what they’ll get with me, I have the record to prove it. As Lieutenant Governor, I will be a champion for limited government, a fighter for our Second Amendment rights, a tireless advocate for the unborn,” declared Giddings.
Giddings’ conservative record is unmatched, earning her a 100% conservative score from the Idaho Freedom Foundation  and a 96% lifetime rating from the American Conservative Union . She fought for the grocery tax repeal, strongly supported pro-life legislation, helped pass the pro-gun Constitutional Carry law, and serves as the co-chair of the Lieutenant Governor’s Education Task Force to combat Marxism in the schools.
“The outgoing Lieutenant Governor is leaving a vacancy in Idaho leadership which is critical to fill with a principled conservative. Idaho’s next Lieutenant Governor needs to have a solid record of conservative leadership to effectively combat our state’s move away from our constitution and our conservative values,” continued Giddings.
Giddings has a distinguished record of service to the people of Idaho and the United States. She currently serves as a Major in the Air Force Reserves. In her nine years in active duty with the Air Force, she accumulated nearly 1,000 combat flight hours and nine air medals through three combat deployments. During flight training she was awarded “Top Gun” as an A-10 fighter pilot.
Giddings graduated from the Air Force Academy with a B.S. Degree in biology, and competed there in Division I athletics. She also completed an online program earning an M.S. in physiology from California University of Pennsylvania while serving overseas.
Giddings and her husband Matt live in White Bird with their children. She is a lifetime member of the VFW, the American Legion, and the NRA. She was recognized with Idaho’s 2018 Outstanding Woman Veteran Award, and is active with many community organizations.
Giddings for Idaho, the real conservative choice for Lieutenant Governor
Use of Representative Giddings’ military rank, job titles, and photographs in uniform does not imply endorsement by the Department of the Air Force or the Department of Defense.
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