Ada County Judge Richard Greenwood, who has served on the bench since 2008, has received endorsements from former Idaho Attorney General David Leroy, the Boise Police Union and Treasure Valley Lodge 11 of the Fraternal Order of Police.
“The judging of human beings is a delicate art. For five years Richard Greenwood has dispensed justice from our District Court bench with accuracy, sensitivity, and responsibility,” Leroy said in a written statement. “Judge Greenwood well and fairly strikes the balance between community protection and individual needs in criminal cases and objectively and concisely decides civil disputes.”
Greenwood grew up living on a ranch in western North Dakota. He earned his law degree from the University of North Dakota, graduating number one in his class. Before he was appointed to the bench in 2008, Greenwood was a successful Idaho attorney for over 31 years. He was honored by the Idaho State Bar with the “Denise O’ Donnell Day Pro Bono Award” for generous service and donation of time to help clients who are unable to pay for services.
Greenwood was awarded the Idaho State Bar “Professionalism Award” which recognizes an Idaho attorney who has engaged in remarkable activity in his community and the profession. He presides over a drug court as well as his regular caseload.
In addition to his work, Greenwood enjoys spending time golfing and being with his family. He has been married to his high school sweetheart, Jan, for 41 years. Together, they like spending time with their three children and eight grandchildren.
Greenwood is being challenged by state Sen. Les Bock in the May 20 election.