A Boise attorney, Nancy Baskin, was appointed to be a judge for Idaho’s Fourth District Court, to replace Timothy Hansen who is set to retire in February, according to a press release from Gov. Butch Otter’s office.
The Fourth District includes Ada, Boise, Valley and Elmore counties.
Baskin worked as a clerk for Senior U.S. District Judge Edward Lodge since 1993 and worked in private practice before that. She also has a master’s degree in business administration, according to the release.
“I am humbled and grateful for being selected by the governor for this judgeship,” she said in a statement. “I am eager to bring my legal and business experience to the state judiciary and to continue my public service to the people of Idaho.
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The governor said Baskin’s experience working with Lodge and her connection to the community makes her a good fit for the job.
“Nancy brings to the state bench a wealth of perspective and experience from her years in federal court,” he said in a statement. “What’s more, she brings a lifetime of familiarity with the community, its challenges and its values.”