Party: No party
City: Boise, Idaho
Education: Earned bachelor’s degree from Northwest Nazarene University and a law degree from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.
Work experience: Operates a solo law practice in Boise focusing on criminal defense. Previously worked for a Washington, D.C. law firm handling licensing agreements and copyright and trademark cases. Worked as a deputy Ada County prosecutor for one year and for six years in the civil litigation group at Stoel Rives in Boise.
Political experience: Seven-term Republican state senator
Family: Divorced. Has two children.
- Web: mckenzie4Idaho.com
From my Sunday column: Idaho’s court system has a new director after a two-year wait, Sara Thomas; Supreme Court hopeful Robyn Brody’s fundraising edge; and what the latest campaign finance reports show in North Idaho legislative races, including top fundraiser (Sen. Shawn Keough) and biggest debt (former Rep. Thyra Stevenson)…
Sara Thomas, Idaho’s state appellate public defender, has been named the new administrative director of Idaho’s courts by the Idaho Supreme Court.
A rare contested race for an open seat on the Idaho Supreme Court appears to be headed for a runoff in November, as none of the four hopefuls was polling over 50 percent in early returns Tuesday night – though Rupert attorney Robyn Brody was clearly out in front, with the other three neck-and-neck.
Robyn Brody’s campaign for the Idaho Supreme Court disputes a finding by the Idaho Secretary of Statethat four donations, totaling $27,000, received from four farm-related businesses exceeded the state Sunshine Law limits because the businesses are related by a single owner.
Two candidates return contributions after running afoul of limits, including one for Idaho Supreme Court
Two candidates for state offices in the May 17 election are filing amended reports and returning contributions, after inadvertently running afoul of the Sunshine Law’s restrictions on donations from related entities, according to the Idaho Secretary of State’s office – including a candidate for the…
The Idaho Farm Bureau Federation’s endorsement of Curt McKenzie for an Idaho Supreme Court opening has raised some eyebrows, as the Farm Bureau is a nonprofit, which typically means an organization can’t support or oppose any candidate for public office. But Farm Bureau spokesman John…