Feb. 12, 2018: Ben Cluff was appointed as an Idaho District Court Judge for the Fifth Judicial District by Gov. Butch Otter on Jan. 29, 2018. Cluff succeeds Richard Bevan, who was re-assigned as an Idaho State Supreme Court Judge. Cluff has been a partner at the law firm of Colemand, Ritchie and Cluff since 2010. He previously worked at the Twin Falls law firm of Hepworth, Lezamiz and Janis. Cluff received his law degree from the University of Idaho.