Bedke and Moyle Win Legislative Posts

Scott Bedke

(BOISE) – Idaho Republican Rep. Scott Bedke of Oakley has been named House speaker in the state legislature.

Bedke was elected after a secret vote ousted Rep. Lawrence Denny, who held the post for six years.

House Majority Leader Mike Moyle was re-elected, as were all the incumbents in leadership positions in the Senate.

Experts called Bedke’s victory as House speaker a “victory for pragmatic conservatism” that stood in contrast to Denny’s hard line on party loyalty.

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