BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter has publicly taken his oath of office as Idaho's chief executive officer.

The Republican governor stood on the steps of the state capitol Friday, along with the remaining five other statewide constitutional officers, to be sworn-in to their recently elected positions. More than 200 people attended the event, including legislators, Idaho Supreme Court justices and three former Idaho governors. During his inaugural address, Otter focused on the independent nature of Idahoans and promised to protect its citizens against the overreach of the federal government.

The Idaho Inaugural Ball and Processional will be held Saturday night. Otter made Idaho history after he won a third term in November against his democratic challenger. He is only the second governor in Idaho to win three consecutive four-year terms.