The Coeur d’Alene Press reported Wednesday that Gov. Butch Otter announced at an event in north Idaho that he will run for re-election in 2014.
There has been rumors that this would be his last term and speculation about the politicians who might step in to a gubernatorial race in if Otter stepped out in 2014.
But it appears for naught. The Coeur d’Alene Press reported that Otter told a crowd of about 200 at the North Idaho Governor’s Ball that will he seek to hold his seat for another term.
The announcement was confirmed by KTVB in Boise, who talked with Debbie Field, a former legislator and Otter’s campaign manager.
If Otter is re-elected in 2014, he would be the first Idaho governor to hold three consecutive terms since Robert Smylie from 1954-1966.