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S. Idaho district court judge dies after battling cancer

January 9, 2018

TWIN FALLS, Idaho (AP) — A south-central Idaho district court judge has died after a lengthy battle with cancer.

Officials say 67-year-old 5th District Court Judge Randy Stoker died Monday.

Idaho Supreme Court Justice Richard Bevan worked with Stoker and says Twin Falls “has lost a wonderful servant.”

Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter appointed Stoker to the district court in 2007. Stoker was re-elected in 2014 for a term scheduled to end in January 2019.

Trial court administrator Shelli Tubbs says Stoker worked to about mid-December and never let his illness get him down.

The 5th District Court now has two open seats, as Otter hasn’t yet appointed a replacement for Bevan.

Twin Falls County Prosecutor Grant Loebs says the county has no experienced district judges so not having Stoker is a big loss.

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