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Janice K. McGeachin (born January 18, 1963)[1] is an American politician serving as the 43rd lieutenant governor of Idaho, since 2019. She is the first female lieutenant governor of Idaho.

Janice McGeachin
Janice McGeachin.jpg
43rd Lieutenant Governor of Idaho
Assumed office
January 7, 2019
GovernorBrad Little
Preceded byBrad Little
Member of the Idaho House of Representatives
from the 32nd district
In office
December 1, 2002 – December 1, 2012
Seat A
Preceded byLarry Bradford
Succeeded byMarc Gibbs
Personal details
Born (1963-01-18) January 18, 1963 (age 56)
Las Cruces, New Mexico, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Jim McGeachin
Children2
EducationUniversity of Arizona (BS)
WebsiteOfficial website

She has previously served as a Republican Idaho State Representative representing District 32 in the A seat from 2002 to 2012.[2]

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Early life and educationEdit

McGeachin graduated from Skyline High School in Idaho Falls, and earned her bachelor's degree in finance and accounting from the University of Arizona.[3]

ElectionsEdit

2002

McGeachin and Republican Representative Larry C. Bradford were re-districted to 31A.

McGeachin was unopposed for the Republican primary[4] and the general election.[5]

2004

McGeachin was unopposed for the Republican primary[6] and for the general election.[7]

2006

McGeachin was unopposed for the Republican primary.[8]

McGeachin won the general election with 71.19% of the vote against Democratic nominee Scott Cannon.[9]

2008

McGeachin was unopposed for the Republican primary.[10]

McGeachin won the general election with 73% of the vote against Scott Cannon.[11]

McGeachin supported Mitt Romney in the Republican Party presidential primaries, 2008.[12]

2010

McGeachin was unopposed for the Republican primary[13] and was for the general election.[14]

McGeachin announced on February 24, 2012 that she would not be seeking re-election.[15]

McGeachin supported Mitt Romney in the Republican Party presidential primaries, 2012.[16]

McGeachin supported Donald Trump in the Republican Party presidential primaries, 2016 as the state vice chair for Idaho[17] and served as an Idaho Republican Party delegate for Trump at the 2016 Republican National Convention.[18][19]

2018 Lieutenant Governor's raceEdit

On April 5, 2017, McGeachin filed to run for Lieutenant Governor of Idaho.[20] On April 19, 2017, McGeachin announced that she would run for lieutenant governor, with Senator Dean Mortimer endorsing her candidacy as well that day.[17][21]

McGeachin won the Republican primary on May 15, 2018, with 28.9% of the vote, edging out Steve Yates, and won against Democratic nominee Kristin Collum in the November general election.[22]

Idaho Lieutenant Governor Republican primary, 2018[22]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Janice McGeachin 51,079 28.9
Republican Steve Yates 48,221 27.3
Republican Marv Hagedorn 26,640 15.1
Republican Bob Nonini 26,517 15.0
Republican Kelley Packer 24,294 13.7

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "House Membership: Janice K. McGeachin". Boise, Idaho: Idaho Legislature. Retrieved July 15, 2012.
  2. ^ "Representative Janice K. McGeachin's Biography". Project Vote Smart. Retrieved July 15, 2012.
  3. ^ "ABOUT | Janice McGeachin". janicemcgeachin.com. Retrieved 2017-04-20.
  4. ^ "2002 Primary Results legislative". www.sos.idaho.gov. Retrieved 2017-06-02.
  5. ^ "2002 General Results legislative". www.sos.idaho.gov. Retrieved 2017-06-02.
  6. ^ "2004 Primary Results legislative". www.sos.idaho.gov. Retrieved 2017-06-02.
  7. ^ "2004 General Results legislative". www.sos.idaho.gov. Retrieved 2017-06-02.
  8. ^ "2006 Primary Results legislative". www.sos.idaho.gov. Retrieved 2017-06-02.
  9. ^ "2006 General Results legislative". www.sos.idaho.gov. Retrieved 2017-06-02.
  10. ^ "2008 Primary Results legislative". www.sos.idaho.gov. Retrieved 2017-06-02.
  11. ^ "2008 General Results legislative". www.sos.idaho.gov. Retrieved 2017-06-02.
  12. ^ "Mitt Romney-Idaho Organization". www2.gwu.edu. Retrieved 2017-04-05.
  13. ^ "2010 Primary Results legislative". www.sos.idaho.gov. Retrieved 2017-06-02.
  14. ^ "2010 General Results legislative". www.sos.idaho.gov. Retrieved 2017-06-02.
  15. ^ Hurst, Dustin (Feb 24, 2012). "Days before filing begins, several candidates declare their intentions". Idaho Freedom Foundation. Retrieved Mar 2, 2019.
  16. ^ "Idaho endorsements of Mitt Romney". aboutmittromney.com. Retrieved 2017-04-05.
  17. ^ a b "McGeachin hits campaign trail". Post Register. 2017-04-19. Retrieved 2017-04-20.
  18. ^ "McGeachin: Why I Support Donald Trump - East Idaho News". East Idaho News. 2016-11-08. Retrieved 2017-04-05.
  19. ^ "Republican National Convention approaches". Post Register. 2016-06-16. Retrieved 2017-04-05.
  20. ^ "2 more candidates to run for Idaho lieutenant governor". AP News. Retrieved 2017-04-05.
  21. ^ Falls, Idaho. "Janice McGeachin announces Lt. Governor candidacy". KPVI. Retrieved 2017-04-20.
  22. ^ a b Almukhtar, Sarah; Andrews, Wilson; Bloch, Matthew; Bowers, Jeremy; Giratikanon, Tom; Lee, Jasmine C.; Murray, Paul (May 17, 2018). "Idaho Primary Election Results". The New York Times. Retrieved May 30, 2018.
Political offices
Preceded by
Brad Little
Lieutenant Governor of Idaho
2019–present
Incumbent