Idaho Court Primary Features Four Candidates for One Seat

Idaho_quarter,_reverse_side,_2007In a primary scheduled for May 17, four candidates are running for a single seat on the Idaho Supreme Court in a nonpartisan race. Although the justices “have a heavy hand in reshaping the state for years,” according to The Associated Press, turnout is not expected to be high.

The candidates are Clive Strong, a deputy attorney general; Curt McKenzie, a Republican state senator; Robyn Brody, an attorney; and Idaho Court of Appeals Judge Sergio Gutierrez. The AP notes that “Idaho is currently just one of two states with no supreme court justices who are female or people of color.”

The Spokesman-Review has this article quoting each of the candidates regarding his or her views about diversity on the court, and this article quoting a justice who is stepping down from the bench. It is headlined, “Justice Jones: ‘Judicial elections are different kinds of animals.’”