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A look at ‘nonpartisan’ justice race

In his weekly column, Chris Carlson/Carlson Chronicles summarizes the four candidates running for Idaho Supreme Court justice, to replace retiring Justice Jim Jones, and comes to the same conclusion as I did re: which one is best:

Robyn Brody is from Rupert. Sergio Gutierrez is from Nampa.  Curt Mckenzie and Clive Strong are from Boise.  Only a handful of Idahoans recognize the names, yet in little more than three weeks one of these folks could be the head of Idaho’s third branch of government---the Idaho Supreme Court. If one garners more than the 50 per cent plus one number in the May 17th primary, the election is over.  A new Chief Justice will replace Jim Jones, a former two-term Attorney General, who is retiring. With four people in the race, getting over the 50% mark will be difficult.  There is a high probability there will be a run-off in November for the top two finishers. More here.

Question: Do you have a favorite in the race for Idaho Supreme Court justice?

D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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