On Thursday, House Speaker Scott Bedke said he doesn’t believe there are any ethical issues to address and is confident the couple will be able to keep separate their personal and professional lives.“I don’t think that it will,” Bedke said.
“This has happened before, so I think they’ll both conduct themselves in a professional way with their constituents’ best interests at their forefront just like they have to this point.”Former House Speaker Bruce Newcomb married Celia Gould during a time when both were serving in the House.
Then, in August 2001, the couple separated after Mary learned that Severson was having an affair with a younger woman.
The Nampa Police Department said Timperly had been “dating” the teen since December.
The news comes weeks before the start of the Idaho Legislature convenes its annual session.