Janice McGeachin is Idaho’s current Lt. Governor. She is a conservative Republican and the first female Lt. Governor to serve the state of Idaho. In 2019, she chaired the Regional Task Force on Government Efficiencies to identify cost savings in state government. Additionally, she formed an Education Task Force to examine controversial teachings in public schools and higher education.
Janice is a former State Representative and a successful business owner from Idaho Falls who, along with her husband Jim McGeachin, own and operate multiple businesses in the automotive industry, with locations in Idaho Falls and Boise.
In 2012, she and her family renovated an historic building in downtown Idaho Falls and established the area’s only Irish restaurant. Janice and Jim have two children who help manage their family businesses.
Janice is a proven conservative leader with an established track record of working with others to promote fiscal responsibility. She is committed to keeping Idaho conservative and, as a staunchly pro-life legislator, worked to implement Informed Consent and Ultrasound laws designed to protect the life and health of the mother and unborn child.
Janice is concerned about the negative impact the growing national debt (now at $30 trillion) has on our life, liberty, and prosperity. She is committed to promoting consistency among Republican leadership on fiscal responsibility and working to increase public awareness regarding our state and nation’s finances.
Janice was an elected State Representative from 2002-2012, and served on numerous committees including State Affairs, Revenue & Taxation, Judicial, Joint Finance and Appropriations (JFAC), and Health & Welfare where she served as the Chair and worked to prevent the implementation of Obamacare in Idaho in 2012 by educating colleagues and the public of the devastating impacts of the law to individuals and to our business community.
As Chair, she collaborated with House and Senate Leadership, the medical community, recipients, departments, agencies, and the Governor’s Office to reduce Medicaid costs across the board, avoiding deep cuts to particular programs when tax revenues came up short in 2011.
Janice served on the Joint Millennium Fund Committee, state employee Change in Employee Compensation Committee, Economic Outlook and Revenue Assessment Committee, and the Health Care Task Force.
Janice serves as a Bonneville County Central Committee member, is a member of the Bonneville County Republican Women and the Blaine County Republican Women, and is the Bonneville County State Committee Woman. She served as 1st Vice Chair of Trump Idaho Team, and served as a Trump Delegate in 2016 and 2020. As an Idaho Elector, she cast a vote for President Donald J. Trump. President Trump has endorsed Janice to become Idaho’s next governor.
Janice’s community service includes having served as the Chairman of the Board for the Idaho Innovation Center and as a Board Member for the Development Workshop and the Mountain River Valley American Red Cross. She is a member of the Idaho Falls Rotary Club, and was an active member of the Greater Idaho Falls Chamber of Commerce, and the United Way Disbursement Committee.