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Idaho Supreme Court

Election Results

Candidate Votes Pct
Robyn Brody (N) 39,534 30.98%
Curt McKenzie (N) 34,068 26.70%
Clive J. Strong (N) 27,123 21.26%
Sergio A. Gutierrez (N) 26,882 21.07%

* Race percentages are calculated with data from the Secretary of State's Office, which omits write-in votes from its calculations when there are too few to affect the outcome. The Spokane County Auditor's Office may have slightly different percentages than are reflected here because its figures include any write-in votes.

About The Race

Six candidates are vying to replace retiring Supreme Court Judge Jim Jones. No matter which party voters select in partisan races, all voters may vote in the Supreme Court race.

The Candidates

Robyn Brody

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Curt McKenzie

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Clive J. Strong

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Sergio A. Gutierrez

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Complete Coverage

New director for courts, Brody’s fundraising edge, and what N.Idaho campaign $$ reports show…

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)…

Eye on Boise: After two-year wait, Idaho court system gets new director

Sara Thomas, Idaho’s state appellate public defender, has been named the new administrative director of Idaho’s courts by the Idaho Supreme Court.

State Appellate PD Sara Thomas named new administrative director of Idaho courts

The Idaho Supreme Court has named a new administrative director: Sara Thomas, who currently is the state appellate public defender. She’ll start her new job on July 11; the hire followed an extensive national search. Thomas replaces Patti Tobias, who served as administrative director of…

Court rejects reducing man’s life sentence for North Idaho killings

The Idaho Supreme Court denied a request for a reduced sentence made by a man convicted of killing his ex-wife and her boyfriend.

Runoff set in Idaho Supreme Court race, with Brody in the lead

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.

Eye on Boise: Campaign finance dispute crops up in Idaho Supreme Court race

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…

Of court candidates, endorsements, stepping on toes and fliers…

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…

SupCourt hopefuls to face off tonight at 8 in televised debate

Tonight at 8, viewers across the state will have the opportunity to see all four of the candidates for the Idaho Supreme Court debate head-to-head as part of the “Idaho Debates” on Idaho Public Television. The four hopefuls – Rupert attorney Robyn Brody, Court of…

Idaho bar survey ranks three high court hopefuls highly, but not a fourth

Three of the candidates seeking an open Idaho Supreme Court seat were highly rated in a survey of members of the Idaho State Bar, but the fourth, state Sen. Curt McKenzie, drew much lower ratings from lawyers across the state, who rated the candidates on factors including integrity, independence, judicial temperament and legal experience.

State Bar survey finds Gutierrez, Brody tied for top scores, Strong second, McKenzie trailing way behind

The Idaho State Bar survey is out, surveying attorneys in Idaho about the four candidates for the Idaho Supreme Court. The results: Robyn Brody and Sergio Gutierrez tied for the top rankings, both getting an overall average score, statewide, of 3.58 out of 4. Clive…