Brad Little is Idaho’s 37th Lieutenant Governor, assuming office in January 2009.
A native of Emmett in Gem County, Brad is a third-generation Idaho rancher and a graduate of the University of Idaho.
Brad and his wife, Teresa, celebrated their 35th wedding anniversary this year. Both Brad and Teresa have deep roots in the sheep and cattle ranching industries of southwestern Idaho. They have two sons and daughters-in-law: Adam and Angela, David and Kelsey, and three grandsons.
Brad brings extensive business and leadership experience to his job as Lieutenant Governor. He managed Little Land and Livestock for almost thirty years, until his son took over operations when Brad became Lieutenant Governor. He is a former chairman of the Idaho Wool Growers Association, the Idaho Association of Commerce and Industry (IACI), and vice-chairman of the Idaho Community Foundation.
Brad continues to work as the head of Little Enterprises, Inc. (a diversified farming and cattle operation), and is currently a member of the board of directors of Home Federal Bank as well as Performance Design Incorporated – a small Boise-based manufacturing company which competes with Asian manufacturers and provides local jobs.
Brad served in the Idaho Senate from 2001 to 2009, representing District 11— all of Gem County and the northern portion of Canyon County. He quickly moved into a leadership role when his fellow Republican Senators elected him Majority Caucus Chairman in 2003. Brad held this position until he was appointed Lieutenant Governor to fill the vacancy left by Jim Risch’s election to the U.S. Senate in early 2009, and was elected to a full term in November 2010.
As Lieutenant Governor, in addition to presiding over the Idaho Senate and acting as Governor when the Governor is out of the state, Brad works on economic development across Idaho— working to increase growth in all regions of the state, facilitate the creation of higher incomes, and provide more and better jobs for Idahoans.