Idaho Supreme Court Justice Joel Horton Makes Campaign Stop in Lewiston

LEWISTON, ID - Idaho Supreme Court Justice Joel Horton is running for re-election this May and made a campaign stop in Lewiston Wednesday.

While in town, Justice Horton attended the Lewiston Rotary Club meeting at the Red Lion Hotel.

Horton has lived in Lewiston a couple of times.

He attended Webster Elementary and Jenifer Junior High and practiced law for a year in Lewiston.

Justice Horton has been on the Idaho Supreme Court for seven years.

He says being a Supreme Court Justice is the most rewarding job he's had.

"What people don't realize is that decisions we make at the Supreme Court touch directly or indirectly every citizen in this state and I just really enjoy the challenge of working hard on the difficult decisions that we face trying to reach a fair result without regarding who wins or loses, said Horton."

Justice Horton also said one of the biggest challenges he sees is recruiting quality attorneys to become new judges.

"We’re facing ever-increasing case loads with limited resources so we’re working very hard to speed up the resolution of civil cases because we know one of the biggest sources of frustration for people involved in litigation is the pace at which their case gets resolved, but we’re getting better at that, Horton said.”

Justice Horton is running against William "Breck" Seiniger, of Boise.

The election is May 20th.