Idaho Gov. C.L. Butch Otter vows to return Ada County and Boise to the control of the Republican Party in the next election.
The governor spoke this morning to the Ada County Republican Central Committee breakfast.
Otter, who recently returned from a trade mission from Cuba
, said he is willing to do whatever it takes for his party to regain control in the capitol city.
The partys alive and well and vibrant and doing good and we need it, especially in Ada County, especially in Boise, he said. Theres been some inroads there that I think just shouldnt be.
Otter also urged the party to become more involved in the upcoming race for Boise Mayor, which will pit incumbent Mayor Dave Bieter, a democrat, against City Counselman Jim Tibbs, a republican.
We need to resolve to make a difference in the next election, Otter said. We need to take Ada County back because it belongs in the Republican portfolio.
In addition to bolstering the party, Otter addressed the last legislative session, which he said was far more successful than portrayed
in the media.
We had a good session, he said. Im proud of the fact I got most everything I wanted.
He dedicated most of his speech to forwarding the idea of a community college for Ada and Canyon counties.
The difference it will make in young folks lives, but also the difference it will make in the lives of people who want to get retrofitted, Otter said.