I am the prosecuting attorney in Kootenai County, and I am writing to encourage voters to re-elect District Judge Jeff Brudie. Judge Brudie has, in addition to his normal duties, volunteered his time as a mediator in criminal cases here. These cases frequently involve serious charges, emotionally charged circumstances and/or complicated facts.
Mediating criminal cases is challenging because the mediator is called on to evaluate the outcome at trial, and the likely sentence. Judge Brudie has provided thoughtful, effective assistance in assessing the strengths and weaknesses of each side’s case, discussing the likely sentence, and moving the parties toward resolution. Case settlements have saved Kootenai County the costs associated with a number of scheduled jury trials.
I have known Judge Brudie for years. His experience, temperament, work ethic and commitment to justice have served the citizens well. Please continue that dedicated service by voting for Judge Brudie.