Boise attorney William “Breck” Seiniger, Jr. announced Tuesday that he has withdrawn from the race to replace Chief Justice Jim Jones on the Idaho Supreme Court in the May 17 election.
In a news release, Seiniger said he initially filed for the seat " because I was concerned that no other candidate had stepped forward whom I believed would have the independence and sense of justice to tackle the issue that I believe should be of primary concern to voters: the increasingly hyper-technical focus on pre-trial procedural rules to the detriment of resolution of disputes based on all available relevant evidence and the merits."
"Since I filed my declaration, a number of well-qualified candidates have stepped forward whom I am hopeful recognize this problem and are capable of conscientiously addressing it if elected," Seiniger said.
Earlier this week Boise attorney Chris Troupis dropped out of the race, leaving four candidates: State Sen. Curt McKenzie, Idaho Court of Appeals Judge Sergio Gutierrez, Idaho Attorney General’s natural resources chief Clive Strong and Rupert attorney Robyn Brody.
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