|Craig F. Stowers|
|Current Court Information:|
|Alaska Supreme Court|
|Title: || Justice|
|Appointed by: || Gov. Sean Parnell|
|Active: || 2009-2014|
|Preceded by: || Robert Eastaugh|
|Past post: || Judge, Alaska Superior Court|
|Past term: || 2004-2009|
|Born: || 1954|
|Hometown: || Florida|
|Undergraduate: || Blackburn College, 1975|
|Law School: || University of California Davis, 1985|
|Candidate for: ||Supreme Court|
|Election information 2014:|
|Election date: ||11/4/2014|
Craig F. Stowers is an associate justice of the Alaska Supreme Court. He was appointed to the court in 2009 by Governor Sean Parnell. His current term will expire in 2014.
| Stowers is running for retention to the Supreme Court. The general election takes place on November 4, 2014.
Stowers earned his undergraduate degree in Biology with Honors from Blackburn College in 1975 and his Juris Doctor from the University of California Davis in 1985.
Stowers was appointed to the Alaska Supreme Court by Governor Sean Parnell to fill the vacancy left by retired Judge Robert Eastaugh. Stowers was one of seven candidates recommended to the Governor by the Alaska Judicial Council out of a record 25 applicants.
|| I care deeply about people, families, Alaska and law. I have an abiding love of theology and strive to follow Micah 6:8.
—Craig Stowers on his 2009 Judicial Application
Awards and associations
- American Jurisprudence Award, Torts
- American Jurisprudence Award, Criminal Law
- American Jurisprudence Award, Administrative Law
- Member, Order of the Coif
- Member, Alaska Bar Association
- President, Board of Directors, Christian Health Associates, Inc.
- Board of Directors, Alaska Natural History Association
- Board of Directors, Brother Francis Shelter
- Board of Directors, Anchorage Neighborhood Health Center
- Law Examiners Committee, Alaska Bar Association
- Past Member, Alaska Supreme Court, Judicial Education Committee
- See also: Political ideology of State Supreme Court Justices
In October 2012, political science professors Adam Bonica and Michael Woodruff of Stanford University attempted to determine the partisan ideology of state supreme court justices in their paper, State Supreme Court Ideology and 'New Style' Judicial Campaigns. A score above 0 indicated a more conservative leaning ideology while scores below 0 are more liberal. Stowers received a Campaign finance score (CFscore) of 0.77, indicating a conservative ideological leaning. This is more conservative than the average CF score of -0.11 that justices received in Alaska. The study is based on data from campaign contributions by judges themselves, the partisan leaning of contributors to the judges or, in the absence of elections, the ideology of the appointing body (governor or legislature). This study is not a definitive label of a justice, but an academic gauge of various factors.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Sean Parnell Press Release, "Parnell Names Supreme Court Judge," December 2, 2009
- ↑ Anchorage Dispatch News, "PNew Alaska Supreme Court justice," December 2, 2009
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 Alaska Court System, "Supreme Court Justices Biographies," accessed August 12, 2014
- ↑ Alaska Division of Elections, "2014 General Official Candidate List - Judicial," accessed August 6, 2014
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 5.2 Alaska Judicial Council, "Application for Judicial Appointment - Craig F. Stowers," May 28, 2009
- ↑ Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
- ↑ Stanford University, "State Supreme Court Ideology and 'New Style' Judicial Campaigns," October 31, 2012