Chris Troupis, a 2014 candidate for Idaho Attorney General, Monday withdrew from this year's Idaho Supreme Court race and endorsed Idaho District 13 Sen. Curt McKenzie.
“I filed for the race to ensure that Idaho’s conservatives had a voice and a choice in the upcoming primary election," Troupis said in a news release. "Upon seeing that Senator McKenzie also filed, it became clear that conservatives need to come together behind a single candidate. McKenzie’s values and leadership are a matter of public record. I believe he will make a fine justice on the Idaho Supreme Court.”
McKenzie is among five remaining candidates for the seat being vacated by retiring Chief Justice Jim Jones. Others who have filed for the seat include Idaho Court of Appeals Judge Sergio Gutierrez of Nampa, Idaho Attorney General’s natural resources chief Clive Strong of Boise and attorneys Breck Seiniger of Boise and Robyn Brody of Rupert.
“I am honored to receive the support of Chris Troupis, an attorney I respect immensely," McKenzie said. "I think it speaks volumes about Chris’s character that he is willing to step aside to support me."
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Idahoans vote to fill the Supreme Court seat on May 17.