Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter has taken the oath of office and marked his place in Idaho history as being only the second governor to start three consecutive terms as Idaho's chief executive.
The Republican governor was sworn in during a private ceremony at 10 a.m. Monday.
Only family members and invited guests attended Monday's ceremony. The public inauguration will be held Friday at noon on the steps of the Idaho Capitol where Otter will give his inaugural address. The Inaugural Ball and Processional will be held Jan. 10.
Otter was sworn in by U.S. District Court Judge Edward Lodge.
Otter won his third term in November after facing a heated race against Democratic challenger A.J. Balukoff. Despite fears of "Otter fatigue," voters ultimately sided with the longtime Idaho politician.