As of Tuesday, May 13, 2014
I am writing in support of Second District Judge Jeff Brudie’s campaign to continue as District Judge for the next four years.
The Second District includes Nez Perce, Latah, Clearwater, Idaho and Lewis counties. Judge Brudie is being challenged by John Bradbury in the judicial election on May 20.
Judge Brudie has distinguished himself as a judge with the skills and integrity needed to be fair, knowledgeable and impartial. After obtaining a degree in engineering, Judge Brudie graduated from the law school at the University of Idaho. His 10 years of private law practice helped to prepare him for his appointment by then-Governor Dirk Kempthorne in 2001. Judge Brudie is now serving his 13th year and he has proven that he is well-suited to do the job of district judge.
In addition to being a trial judge, Judge Brudie also oversees the Nez Perce County Adult Drug Court, which helps non-violent drug offenders to overcome their issues with drug abuse and the problems that come with it. Judge Brudie’s work with this program shows his commitment to solving problems, rather than just dealing with the aftermath. That sort of court involvement makes good sense.
In April, the Idaho State Bar Association conducted a survey of candidates in contested judicial elections. The results of that survey are online: