City names new attorney

Print Article

City attorney Scot R. Campbell, left, replaces Will Herrington, who has been the city’s legal council for seven years. (Photo by RALPH BARTHOLDT)

SANDPOINT — A former state deputy attorney general replaced Will Herrington who has stepped down after seven years as counsel.

Scot R. Campbell was appointed effective May 26 after a unanimous vote by council members, with Stephen Snedden abstaining.

Campbell, a graduate of the University of Idaho School of Law, was an exploratory geologist in Oregon and Idaho before earning his law degree.

He worked as an in-house assistant general counsel at Sierra Pacific Power, a Nevada-based utility for 12 years, and as Idaho deputy attorney general for five years before accepting the job with the city.

Campbell, whose wife, Susan, is also an attorney, said the North Idaho outdoor lifestyle played a role in attracting him to Sandpoint.

His background in the field of utilities and at the Attorney General’s office, where he was assigned to the Idaho Transportation Department provides a good mix for his new role as the city’s legal counsel, he said.

“He has a lot of experience in contract law and in land law,” Mayor Gretchen Hellar said. “He is learning the ropes real fast. He has already been a lot of help to me.”

She will miss her former employee for his vast experience and knowledge, Hellar said.

“We will miss Will immensely,” she said. “For the experience he has gathered over the years, and I am going to miss him. He is a good friend.”

Herrington, who practiced law throughout Idaho in his 35-year career including stints with cities such as Pocatello and Moscow, taught law at Idaho State University and the University of Idaho.

Herrington said he does not plan to retire. Instead he will maintain a home office in Sandpoint and work part-time for the Coeur d’Alene firm of Mason and Stricklin.

“I’ll miss everyone here, but I’ll be close by,” he said.

His replacement, he said, is a good choice.

“I’m glad to see they replaced me with someone else who has gray hair,” Herrington said. “I think maturity is helpful.”

Print Article

Read More News

South Korean prosecutors push to arrest ousted president

AP

March 27, 2017 at 1:14 am | SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean prosecutors said Monday that they want to arrest former President Park Geun-hye over the corruption allegations that triggered a huge political scandal and topp...

Comments

Read More

IdahoWorks notified about data breach

March 26, 2017 at 5:00 am | Bonner County Daily Bee About 170,000 of the Idaho Department of Labor’s 530,000 job-seeker accounts — active and historical — were compromised by a hacking incident on March 12-13 involving America’s Job Link, a Kansas-bas...

Comments

Read More

Committee names Women of Wisdom

March 26, 2017 at 5:00 am | Bonner County Daily Bee SANDPOINT — The Women Honoring Women committee is pleased to announce the 2017 Women of Wisdom. The five women to be honored this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award are Patti Clemons, Janel Holm, Donn...

Comments

Read More

‘Illusio’ to transform Panida with magic

March 26, 2017 at 5:00 am | Bonner County Daily Bee By DAVID GUNTER Feature correspondent SANDPOINT — In theatrical realms, there is a concept known as the “suspension of disbelief.” It is predicated on that fact that, while audiences know full we...

Comments

Read More