Otter Names Kathy Simpson, Wife of Rep. Mike Simpson, to Judicial Council

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The wife of Idaho Republican Rep. Mike Simpson, who represents Idaho's 2nd Congressional District, has been appointed to the Idaho Judicial Council, according to a July 1 news release from the office of Idaho Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter.

Otter appointed Kathy Simpson, of Idaho Falls, to the seven-member council, which, according to the release, “oversees discipline and retirement of judicial officers.” The council also considers and submits nominations for judicial appointments to the governor.

Simpson, a Utah State University degree-holder, is a member of the State Board of Veterinary Medicine and serves on the advisory board for the McClure Center for Public Policy Research at the University of Idaho.

Retired from a 20-year career at the Idaho National Laboratory, followed by years in banking, Simpson succeeds Ronald Nate, a member of the economics faculty at BYU-Idaho, in Rexburg, whose term ended June 30.