A local Idaho judge is one of the finalist for the open seat on the state supreme court. The Idaho Judicial Council has forwarded 4 final candidates to Governor Butch Otter for the appointment. Latah County Second District Court Judge John Stegner is on the short list. The other finalists are Fifth District Court Judge Richard Bevan in Twin Falls. Seventh District Court Judge Gregory Moeller in Rexburg and Boise attorney Rebecca Rainey. The governor’s appointment will fill the seat that’s being left open by the retirement of Justice Daniel Eismann.