Public Defender Kriston Hill has announced her intention to run for District Judge, Department 1 against incumbent Judge Nancy Porter.
Hill said she is challenging Porter because of “significant delays” in processing criminal proceedings and civil cases, stated a release from her campaign on Friday.
Hill is running to bring efficiency back to Department 1, to stop the drain on taxpayer dollars, and to bring closure to victims and families.
Kriston Hill has zealously served the underprivileged with dedication and compassion since becoming an attorney in 2010. In 2015, Hill became one of the youngest women public defenders in the United States when the Elko County Commissioners appointed her to lead the Elko County Public Defenders’ Office.