Judicial election roundup: District 4 heading to run-off

Boise - The Idaho StatesmanMay 21, 2014 

The top two finishers among the four candidates running for judge in District 4 will face off again in a run-off election held on the ballot for the Nov. 4 Idaho general election.

None of the four candidates vying to fill Michael Wetherell's empty seat took more than 50 percent of the vote, triggering the run-off. Rebecca Arnold, who led the primary with 34.3 percent of the vote, and Samuel Hoagland, who took 31.8 percent of the vote, advance to the run-off.

Jonathan Medema, who took 18.8 percent of the vote, and Jeanne Howe, who took 15.1 percent, won't appear on the general election ballot.

Other contested judicial races

• The 7th District will also head to a run-off. Bruce Pickett led three challengers for Judge Jon Shindurling's vacant seat with 49 percent of the vote — just 1.1 percent shy of the necessary majority vote to take the election without a run-off. Stevan Thompson, who took 28.6 percent of the vote, advances to the run-off.

• State Supreme Court — Incumbent Joel Horton easily beat challenger William "Breck" Seiniger with nearly two-thirds of the vote.
• 4th District — Incumbent Richard Greenwood took 55.8 percent of the vote to beat challenger Les Bock.

• 2nd District — Judge Jeff Brudie took 56.6 percent of the vote to defeat challenger John Bradbury.

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