“Idaho lost a giant this week. The impact he had on Idaho in terms of protecting the state’s natural beauty, investing in education and fighting for the future of rural Idahoans has not been matched since. Personally, I have lost a mentor and friend whose influence on my life and career cannot be overstated.”

-House Minority Leader Mat Erpelding, D-Boise

“He was as strong as he was compassionate and he wanted nothing more than to see Idahoans from all walks of life succeed. Governor Andrus’ brand of leadership comes around once in a generation. Today is a sad day for all Idahoans.”

-Senate Minority Leader Michelle Stennett, D-Ketchum

“I am saddened to learn of Governor Andrus’ passing and send my condolences to his family. Few people have contributed so much to our state and our nation. Cecil was a statesman and a good man. His passion for Idaho helped make a great place even greater and his impact will continue to be felt for generations.”

-Idaho Attorney General Lawrence Wasden

“Governor Andrus was one of the most accomplished, successful and masterful political figures I have worked with. He had the judgment and strength to take matters where he wanted them to go. Vicki and I extend our condolences to Carol and his family and they are in our prayers.”

-U.S. Sen. Jim Risch, R-Idaho

“Governor Andrus was an inspiration to me. As a candidate and a legislator, he was always available for advice and support. He was the honorary chairman of my campaign when I ran for Superintendent of Public Instruction and was someone who I could always turn to. Governor Andrus was continuously supportive of the work we did to try to improve the lives of all Idahoans.”

-Bert Marley, chairman Idaho Democratic Party

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“Cecil Andrus was an Idaho original, a man whose independence and integrity earned the respect of Idahoans across the political spectrum. His blue-collar roots, connection to ordinary Idahoans and commitment to making the state a better place made him Idaho’s only four-term governor. Becca and I have Carol and the rest of the Andrus family in our prayers.”

-U.S. Rep. Raul Labrador, R-Idaho

“Governor Andrus was a dynamic and effective leader who knew how to wield authority and get things done for Idaho, and for the nation. His leadership and sense of purpose as a public servant were demonstrated repeatedly during his long career in public service. He earned my respect, and I count him as a friend. He will be forever remembered as a leader of great accomplishment. I send my heartfelt sympathies to his family as they, along with Idaho, mourn his passing.”

-U.S. Sen. Mike Crapo, R-Idaho

“I just knew him as the statesman emeritus. He always treated me very, very well as the speaker. We shared mutual respect.”

-House Speaker Scott Bedke, R-Oakley

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