Roark considers run
for Attorney General’s
Express Staff Writer
Wood River Valley political and legal stalwart announced Tuesday he may
seek election to the Idaho Attorney General’s office in November.
Blaine County Prosecuting Attorney and Hailey Mayor R. Keith Roark said in
a press release he anticipates he will be a Democratic candidate for the
Attorney General’s office in this year’s general election.
people of the state of Idaho are going to need the very best qualified,
most experienced attorney available to be their lawyer for the next four
years," he said. "The legal challenges we face in balancing our
precious civil liberties against our need for personal and institutional
security in these uncertain times require an Attorney General who knows
the law and knows the courtroom."
practicing attorney with 25 years experience, Roark served as Blaine
County Prosecuting Attorney from 1979 to 1985. He is a past president of
the Idaho Prosecuting Attorney’s Association and former member of the
board of directors of the National District Attorney’s Association.
He is the
founder of the Roark Law Firm with offices in Hailey and Twin Falls, and
has handled many high-profile cases throughout Southern Idaho.
the past 25 years I have tried over 250 civil and criminal jury cases. I
have wide experience as a prosecutor, defense attorney and civil litigator.
and professionalism are precisely what the people of this state are going
to need and demand in their Attorney General. I have the qualifications,
experience and commitment necessary to return the Idaho Attorney General’s
office to the highest standards of professionalism," Roark said.
last week’s legislative repeal of term limits, Republican Attorney
General Al Lance would have had to step down following his current term.
Lance has not issued a public statement about his intentions for the