House Speaker Scott Bedke set to be Lt. Gov. nominee

Scott Bedke

By Ruth Brown, Idaho Reports

House Speaker Scott Bedke took the lead Tuesday night, collecting 51.6% of the Republican vote.

Bedke, of Oakley, served as speaker of the House since 2012 and has been a representative since 2000. He earned 138,962 votes on Tuesday, according to unofficial results.

Challenger Rep. Priscilla Giddings, of White Bird, took 42.57% of the vote, earning 114,582 Republican votes. 

Behind Giddings was Daniel Gasiorowski, with 5.81% of the vote.

Bedke will face Democrat Terri Pickens Manweiler and Constitutional candidate Pro-Life (formerly known as Marvin Richardson) in the November general election.

<strong>Ruth Brown</strong> | Producer
Ruth Brown | Producer

Ruth Brown grew up in South Dakota and her first job out of college was covering the South Dakota Legislature. She’s since moved on to Idaho lawmakers. Brown spent 10 years working in print journalism, including newspapers such as the Idaho Statesman and Idaho Press, where she’s covered everything from the correctional system to health care issues. She joined Idaho Reports in 2021 and looks forward to telling stories about how state policy can impact the lives of regular Idahoans.

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