New Twin Falls County Magistrate Judge Announced


By Andrew Reed

Twin Falls, Idaho (KMVT-TV) The Fifth Judicial District Magistrates Commission has selected Calvin Campbell as the new Twin Falls County Magistrate Judge. Mr. Campbell will fill vacancy left by Nicole Cannon who resigned from the bench in June.

The Magistrates Commission Chairman, Honorable Richard Bevan, announced the appointment and indicated that the commission had interviewed five highly qualified applicants seeking appointment. Judge Bevan and the Magistrates Commission were confident that the people of Twin Falls County will be well served by the appointee, Calvin Campbell.

Mr. Campbell, 46 has an extensive prosecutorial background and is currently the duly elected Gooding County Prosecutor where he has served in that capacity since 2005.

In addition, he has served as the Camas County Prosecutor since 1997 and as deputy prosecuting attorney for the Twin Falls County Prosecutor’s Office from 1996-1998.

He has also served as city attorney for the cities of Wendell, Fairfield, Gooding, Hagerman and Boise. Mr. Campbell was an associate attorney with the Greg Fuller Law Office from 1998-2001 prior to becoming a sole practitioner in Jerome until 2005.

He received his BA in political science from Boise State University and his Jurist Doctorate in 1992 from the University of Idaho.

Mr. Campbell will serve Twin Falls County with dignity, courage and integrity. Judge Bevan further complimented the Magistrates Commission for its thorough examination of the candidates and expresses the Judiciary appreciation for the contribution made by each member.

Upon appointment, magistrates serve 18-month probation. After which, they stand for retention election in the county in which they are seated and, if retained, serve a term of four years.

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