names Lee Gagner to transportation board
C.L. “Butch” Otter Thursday appointed Lee Gagner (GAHN’-yay),
an Idaho Falls builder/developer and former four-term Republican member
of the Idaho House of Representatives, to fill the eastern Idaho position
on the Idaho Transportation Board.
He succeeds John X. Combo of Idaho Falls, whose term expired Jan. 31.
Gagner, 67, will serve a six-year term on the board. The North Dakota
native and lifelong entrepreneur served in the Legislature from 1997
through 2004, representing District 33. He and his wife, Linda, have
two grown children.
“I couldn’t be more pleased that Lee has agreed to take
on this challenging assignment,” Gov. Otter said. “He is
someone who understands not only business and the economic realities
facing the Idaho Transportation Department, but also the importance
of efficiency and effective application of limited resources. He was
an able and innovative legislator, and he will be an equally great public
servant in this new role."