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Otter appoints Kathy Simpson to Idaho Judicial Council

Kathy Simpson, wife of 2nd District Congressman Mike Simpson, has been appointed to the Idaho Judicial Council, the board that vets candidates for judge and oversees Idaho's judiciary, by Gov. Butch Otter. “Having served with Mike in Congress, I know how busy life can be for people like the Simpsons who are so committed to public service at both the local and national levels,” Otter said. “I appreciate Kathy’s willingness to take on this new responsibility. She’s a great addition to the Judicial Council.”

Simpson, of Idaho Falls, succeeds Ronald Nate of Rexburg, whose term expired June 30. She is retired from more than 20 years of work at the Idaho National Laboratory and previously worked in banking after earning a bachelor’s degree at Utah State University; she also serves on the State Board of Veterinary Medicine and is an advisory board member for the McClure Center at the University of Idaho. Click below for Otter's full announcement.