Christopher Nye was among three candidates nominated by the Idaho Judicial Council for the new Third District position created by the Idaho Legislature last winter.
Nye is a partner with White Peterson attorneys. He is a Kansas native who earned his bachelor's degree and law degree from Kansas University.
He began practicing law in Idaho in 1983. He served as a deputy prosecutor for Canyon County and a deputy public defender in Nampa before entering private practice in 1990. He has specialized in family law and civil litigation during his time with White Peterson.
Im confident that the steady, consistent quality of Chriss work, and his fair and evenhanded judicial temperament, will serve the people of Canyon County well, Otter said in a release. Hell make a great addition to the Third District bench.
Nye and his wife of 34 years, Vicki, have one son who is a student at the College of Idaho in Caldwell.