Idaho Governor Otter Appoints New State Department Of Administration Chief

May 20, 2015

Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter has selected former state Sen. Bob Geddes as the new director of the Department of Administration.

Otter announced the appointment on Wednesday.

Geddes is currently a registered lobbyist for Monsanto and the Idaho Farm Bureau Federation. Prior to that, he served one year as chairman of the Idaho State Tax Commission and nine terms as a state Republican senator from eastern Idaho.

Geddes replaces former Director Teresa Luna, who resigned shortly after a district court ruled that the agency's $60 million school broadband contract was illegal. Luna has since taken a position with the state's Bureau of Homeland Security.

Geddes will take over the agency on June 1.