Vicki Risch

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Vicki Risch is the former First Lady of Idaho and the wife of U.S. Sen. Jim Risch, who served as Governor of Idaho in 2006.[1][2] She became First Lady on May 26, 2006, when her husband succeeded former Gov. Dirk Kempthorne, who resigned to become United States Secretary of the Interior.[1] Mrs. Risch succeeded former First Lady Patricia Kempthorne who had held the post for over seven years. Mrs. Risch served as First Lady until January 2007, as her husband did not seek a full term as governor, but rather was reelected to his old post as lieutenant governor.


  1. ^ a b "Acting governor no more, Jim Risch is all action". Idaho Reports. Archived from the original on July 18, 2011. Retrieved 1 October 2010. 
  2. ^ "POP QUIZ: Idaho's first lady Vicki Risch". Idaho Statesman. Retrieved 1 October 2010. [dead link]
Preceded by
Patricia Kempthorne
First Lady of Idaho
May 26, 2006-Jan. 1, 2007
Succeeded by
Lori Easley