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Idaho Governor's Inauguration Celebrations

Friday and Saturday, Jan. 4 and 5, the Idaho Statehouse


The Idaho governor's race, which culminated in the midterm elections Nov. 4, was a historic one for the Gem State, pitting Republican Lieutenant Governor Brad Little against Democratic challenger Paulette Jordan. Little won out, raking in 59.8 percent of the vote to Jordan's 38.2, and on Friday, Jan. 4, he'll officially assume his new role as governor when he takes the oath of office, alongside the rest of Idaho's elected state constitutional officers, on the steps of the Capitol. The ceremony starts at noon, and after its completion Little will replace C.L. "Butch" Otter behind the governor's desk. Before he gets down to business, though, Little will make time the next night to attend the State of Idaho's 48th Inaugural Ball in the Statehouse. The swanky affair will fill the rotunda with dancing, and raise a glass to toast Little's new position starting off on the right foot.