Two of Idaho’s five Supreme Court seats were up for election in 2014. Idaho Supreme Court justices are chosen in nonpartisan elections and serve for six-year terms. Incumbent Associate Justice Warren Jones ran unopposed for re-election. Associate Justice Joel Horton was challenged by Boise attorney William “Breck” Seiniger in the May 20 election. Following his 2007 appointment, Justice Horton retained his seat in 2008 by garnering 50.1 percent of the vote, winning by a margin of 253 votes in the closest Supreme Court race Idaho has seen since at least the 1940s. Justice Horton won the 2014 election by a wider margin, earning 66 percent of the vote.
Estimated Total Spending: $23,060*
- Estimated spending by Justice Joel Horton: $23,060
*These figures were last updated on June 3, 2014.
May 8 – Public Service
This ad highlights Justice Horton’s commitment to public service.
Sponsor: Joel Horton
Estimated Spending: $23,060
Randy Stapilus, Supreme Court justice race could be real barn-burner, Idaho Press-Tribune, May 11, 2014.
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