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Elections 2002 - Idaho District Court Judge

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Steven Verby

by Steven Verby

    I strongly believe in personal responsibility and accountability.  I pledge to apply the law fairly and impartially.  I also pledge to treat all who come before the court with courtesy and respect.
    No other candidate has the qualifications and experience I bring to the position of First District Judge.  Early in my career, I graded Bar Exams and helped determine who would be admitted to practice law in the State of Idaho.  I was also chosen by the Idaho Supreme Court to participate in the modification of the court rules used by all Idaho judges and lawyers in criminal cases.  I was also entrusted by lawyers and community members to serve on the Magistrate Commission and in that role, participated in appointing four magistrate judges.  In an election of lawyers statewide, I was chosen as the president of the Idaho Trial Lawyers Association.
    I have been a resident of Bonner County for 23 years.  I have been married to Tamara Love Verby for 25 years.  We have three daughters:  Jenna, Jill and Kara.  As district judge, I will be headquartered in Bonner County, although I will be required to travel to all five northern counties to hear cases.  Therefore, residents of Bonner,  Boundary, Shoshone, Kootenai, and Benewah counties will be able to vote for the best candidate for this position.
    For 25 years I have faithfully served clients from all walks of life; I have represented poor people, rich people, and average people as well as corporations and other businesses.  I have represented people who were forced to file lawsuits to see their rights were protected, as well as defending those who have been sued.  I have been involved in many cases that involved complex, major litigation.
    My common sense, my experience selecting judges, and my 25 years of experience trying cases result in my dedication to be fair and impartial.  I am familiar with the law and will be able to handle the wide variety of cases, both civil and criminal, which come before a First District Judge.
    I believe citizens deserve a judge who is fair, experienced, knowledgeable in the law, honest, hard-working and who uses common sense in administering the judicial duties.  I will be that kind of judge.
    As a judge I would follow the wise counsel of Socrates, who said: “Four things belong to a Judge: to hear courteously, to answer wisely, to consider soberly and to decide impartially.”

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