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Who is Brad Little?
Bradley Jay Little abbreviated as Brad Little is an eminent American politician serving as the 33rd governor of Idaho since January 2019. Being a member of the Republican Party, from 2009 to 2019, he served as the 42ng lieutenant governor of Idaho and in the Idaho Senate from 2001 to 2009. In 2001, he was first elected to the Idaho senate when governor Dirk Kempthorne appointed him.
In his senate seating, he chaired the majority caucus and represented the 8th and 11th legislative districts (change due to redistricting in 2002). Governor Butch Otter then appointed Little to the office of lieutenant governor in 2009. This was after the previous lieutenant governor, Jim Risch resigned to focus on running in the 2008 U.S. Senate race. After Otter was not a candidate for a third term, Little went on and ran for governor in the 2018 gubernatorial election and defeated Democratic nominee Paulette Jordan. In the 2022 gubernatorial election, he won reelection with 60.5% of the vote, defeating Democratic opponent Stephen Heidt and the Independent candidate Ammon Bundy.
How Old Is Brad Little?
He is 68 years old as of November 2022, having been born on February 15, 1954, in Emmett, Idaho U.S. Little shares his birthdate with celebrities such as; Megan Thee Stallion, Lil Poopy, Zachary Gordon, DEDE 3X, kingzippy, and many more.
Brad Little Family
Who are Brad Little Parents and Siblings?
His secretive nature has shown up in his personal life. He has managed to keep his family background very private. In case there is news regarding his parents and siblings, we will update it here as soon as possible.
Brad Little Education
He received his high school education at Emmett High School where he graduated in 1972. After graduating from high school, he attended The University of Idaho where he earned a B.S. in agribusiness in 1976. And was a member of the Idaho Alpha chapter of Phi Delta Theta fraternity.
Brad Little Marital Status
He is married to the love of his life Teresa Little (an American educator). They married in May 1978.
Brad Little Kids
He and his wife Teresa have two kids. Two sons by the name of Adam Little and David Little.
Brad Little Career
He has had an extensive dual career tending to his family’s ranching interests and in public service. During the 1981 and 1995 legislative sessions, he represented his father, David Little in the Senate on a temporary appointment due to illness. During that time, he served on the Finance and Resources Committee. Moreover, he managed his family’s ranching operation, Little Land and Livestock for almost 30 years until his son, David became manager in 2009 when Little was appointed lieutenant governor.
Also, he continues to work as the head of Little Enterprises, Inc and is a member of the board of directors of Performances Design Inc. He has also been involved in a variety of private organizations and companies based in Idaho and the Mountain West. For 20 years, he has been a board member of “The Voice of Business in Idaho”. Moreover, he served in the past on the boards of directors of High Country News, Home Federal Bank, and the Idaho Foundation for Excellence in Education.
A Career as State Senator (2001 to 2009)
In May 2001, Governor Dirk Kempthorne appointed Little to fill a state senate vacancy. Thus Little represented what was at the time District 8, which covered a part of Gem County surrounding and north of Emmett, all of Boise, Valley, and Adams Counties, and the southern portion of Idaho County. After a change in district boundaries due to redistricting in 2001-02, in the fall of 2002, he was elected to District 11. In 2003, he was elected by his Republican peers to the party leadership position of Majority Caucus Chair, which he held until 2009.
A Career as Lieutenant Governor of Idaho (2009 to 2019)
Appointment, Election, and Reelection
Governor Butch Otter appointed Little to the office of lieutenant governor in January 2009. This was to fill the vacancy left by former Lieutenant Governor Jim Risch’s election to the U.S. Senate in 2008. On January 6, 2009, he was sworn in by Outter and confirmed by unanimous consent when the Idaho Senate convened on January 12. In 2010, he was elected lieutenant governor by defeating two opponents in the primary election and two opponents from the Democratic and Constitution parties in the general election. He was also reelected in 2014.
Economic development and Trade Missions
As lieutenant governor, he focused on economic development, helping persuade energy bar producer Clif Bar to build a new food manufacturing plant in Idaho in 2013. Moreover, he took part in and led several trade missions. In 2010, he led a Friendship Mission to Basque Country in Spain, during which he met the President of the Basque Government Patxi Lopez. During the meeting, he and Lopez agreed to establish a Basque Economic Development Office in Boise that “would provide resources and services for Idaho and Basque companies to ease collaboration on research, sales, and collaborative programs”. He is also a member of a 2011 Idaho trade delegation that traveled to Mexico and Brazil.
In the 2014 legislative session, he sponsored Senate Bill 1354, an anti-“patient troll” bill. The bill thus protects companies from abusive or “bad faith assertions of patient infringement” to collect an extortionate license fee.
A Career as Governor of Idaho (2019 to present)
A Career in the 2018 Election
He announced in June 2016, his candidacy for the Idaho gubernatorial election in 2018. He went on to say that Idaho National Laboratory would be a priority if he became governor. Little was then endorsed by incumbent Governor Otter, former governors Dir Kempthorne and Phil Batt, and U.S. Senator Jim Risch. In his campaign, he called for a phased-in $350 million reduction in the state income tax and the elimination of the Idaho grocery tax. He went on to win the Idaho Republican Party primary, beating both U.S. Representative Raul Labrador and businessman Tommy Ahlquist with 37.3% of the vote. He continued his winning streak in the general election in November where he defeated state Representative Paulette Jordan, the Idaho Democratic Party nominee by over 130,000 votes.
He gained attention in March 2020, for signing two bills into law that addressed transgender people. The first bill bans transgender women and girls from competing in women’s sports, citing possible unfair physical advantages. Whereas the second bill, HB 509 bans transgender people from changing the sex on their birth certificates. In 2021, he signed legislation that raised signature requirements for ballot initiatives. Also in 2021, he signed legislation that would permit harvesting up to 90% of the state’s estimated 1,500 wolves to the minimum level of 150 as set by Idaho’s wolf conservation and management plan.
A Career in Political Positions
In late April, he signed House Bill 366, effectively prohibiting abortions after about six weeks of pregnancy. By making exemptions for victims of rape, incest, and medical emergencies. Moreover, he has said “We should never relent in our efforts to protect the lives of the preborn” and “Hundreds and hundreds of babies lose their lives every year in Idaho due to abortion, an absolute tragedy”. He then went on and signed Senate Bill 1309 in March 2022. The bill is modeled after the Texas Heartbeat Act which prohibited abortions after about six weeks of pregnancy. Also, the bill made exceptions for victims of rape, incest, and medical emergencies. Later the Idaho Supreme Court temporarily blocked the law.
He opposes gun control. And thus he signed a bill in May 2021 that would thwart nearly a half-dozen of executive orders from President Joe Biden competing gun control.
He also opposes LGBT rights. And in 2006 he voted to propose 2006 Idaho Amendment 2, which banned same-sex marriages or civil unions from being performed in the state of Idaho. He said during his campaign for governor “marriage is the union between a man and a woman”. In March 2020, he signed both House Bill 500 and House Bill 509 which ban transgender people who identify as female from playing on athletic teams that don’t align with their sec-at-birth and ban transgender people from changing their gender mark on their birth certificate.
Little expressed opposition to legalizing recreational marijuana in a January 2019 interview. In April 2019, when being asked about marijuana legalization, he said “If Idahoans want legal marijuana, they elected the wrong guy as governor”. NORML, a group advocating the legalization of marijuana, gave an F rating for its policies about reforming marijuana laws. In February 2021, he signed Senate Bill 1017, which raises the legal THC limit in cannabidiol (CBD) products from 0% to 0.1% THC. On July 1, 2021, the law went into effect. That same year in April, he signed a bill that would legalize the cultivation and transportation of hemp in Idaho with up to 0.3% THC in it. This makes Idaho the final state to do so, but the bill would prohibit the sale of hemp products containing any THC.
Brad Little Height and Measurements
Adding up to his well-built body is a height of 5ft 9inches (1.75m) and a weight of 70kg (155lbs).
Brad Little Salary and Net Worth
He has a salary of $138,302 and has an unknown net worth.