New Cassia County Magistrate Judge Announced
Twin Falls, Idaho (KMVT-TV) The Fifth Judicial District Magistrates Commission has selected Blaine Cannon as the new Cassia County Magistrate Judge.
Mr. Cannon will fill the vacancy left by the Honorable Rick Bollar who was appointed to the bench in Minidoka County to replace the Honorable Larry Duff who retired in June, 2012.
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 Cassia County will be well served by the appointee, Blaine Cannon.
Mr. Cannon, 43 has an extensive criminal law background and is currently a deputy prosecutor for Cassia County where he has served in that capacity since 2001. Prior to that, he has worked with the Minidoka County Public Defender’s Office as well as the firm of Byington, Holloway, Whipple and Jones. Mr. Cannon also served as Law Clerk to the Honorable Gregory Anderson from 1997-1998.
He received his BA in economics from Brigham Young University and his Jurist Doctorate in 1996 from the J. Reuben Clark (BYU) Law School in Utah.
Mr. Cannon will serve Cassia 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.