Scott C. Bedke Edit Profile
Bedke graduated from Oakley High School in 1976 and from Brigham Young University with Bachelor of Science in Finance.
In December 2012 Bedke defeated fellow Republican Lawerence Denney to become Speaker of the
When long-time legislator Jim Kempton resigned his seat for an appointment to the Northwest Power and Conservation Council, Legislative District 25 Central Committee met to fill the vacancy in House Seat A, sending three names in order of preference to Governor Dirk Kempthorne: Bedke, Garry Turner of Burley, and ODeen Redman of Albion. Governor Kempthore appointed Bedke to serve the remainder of Kempton's term. After redistricting in 2002, Bedke sought reelection and was challenged in the Republican primary by Tim Willie, of Malad City, and in the general election by Dan Ralphs, of Rockland both of whom he defeated.
Bedke was challenged in the 2004 Republican primary by Wayne Bagwell, then of Declo, whom he also defeated, and has run unopposed in every election since. Committee assignments
As Speaker of the House, Bedke does not have committee assignments. In the past he has served on the Education Committee from 2001-2002, Joint Finance-Appropriations Committee from 2002-2006, Resources and Conservation Committee from 2002-2012, Revenue and Taxation Committee from 2006-2012, Transportation and Defense Committee from 2001-2012, and Ways and Mean Committee from 2006-2012.
Idaho Cattle Association, (president). National Cattleman's Beef Association, (board director).
Married Sarah Bedke; 4 children.