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


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.