RISCH STATEMENT ON PASSING OF
FORMER LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR MARK RICKS
BOISE, ID – U.S. Senator Jim Risch (R-ID) issued the following statement regarding the passing of former Lieutenant Governor Mark Ricks:
"Vicki and I were deeply saddened to hear of the passing of our good friend Mark Ricks. In the years we served together in the Idaho Senate, I came to know Mark as a man of great character and a loyal friend. When I became Governor I was required to appoint a Lieutenant Governor who would succeed me should I be unable to serve. I could think of no better person than Mark to fulfill that obligation. Mark was a gentleman and a statesman and his reputation for trustworthiness was legendary. He was more than a friend; he was a trusted confidant and advisor to me. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family."