BURLEY, Idaho (KLIX)-Seven applicants for a soon to be vacant judgeship are from the Magic Valley area. The District Court for the Fifth Judicial District announced the names of 14 candidates who applied to fill the position of Cassia County Magistrate Honorable Mick Hodges, soon to retire at the end of the year. According to Fifth District Trial Court Administrator Shelli Tubbs, seven of those are local attorneys from Heyburn, Burley, Twin Falls, and Jerome; three are from the Burley area (see list below). The fifth Judicial District Magistrate Commission will be in charge of reviewing the applicants and making a decision to replace the retiring judge. The public also has a chance to provide comments on the candidates until October 22, 2021. Questionnaires are available for the public online at www.5thjudicialdistrict.com, or in Twin Falls at the Theron Ward Judicial Building, 427 Shoshone Street N., Twin Falls, or in Burley at the Cassia County Judicial Building located at 1559. Overland Ave in Burley, ID. Comments must be sent to the Trial Court Administrator’s Office, P.O. Box 126, Twin Falls, ID 83303-0126, no later than October 22, 2021, again no later than October 22, 2021.

Here is the list of applicants:
Brock H. Bischoff Heyburn ID
Dallin J. Creswell Caldwell ID
Matthew C. Darrington Burley ID
Rachel M. Hamilton Mountain Home ID
Hyrum T. Hibbert Caldwell ID
Michael "Scott" Keim Meridian ID
Jeffrey L. Phillips Homedale ID
Jeremy L. Pittard Burley ID
Tyler J. Rands Twin Falls ID
Paul N. J. Ross Burley ID
Timothy J. Schneider Heyburn ID
Matthew K. Steen Meridian ID
Adam M. Strong Idaho City ID
Jacob D. Twiggs Jerome ID

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