Christwitz: Harry will make a wonderful judge

I am pleased to add my voice to so many other strong voices from around Lake County and also national and state political leaders in support of Shanda Harry as our next Superior Court judge.

While a judicial race is supposed to be nonpartisan, in this time of acrimonious political turmoil, it is a joy to see that people from all political backgrounds are enthusiastically supporting Ms. Harry.

They have many different reasons for doing so – her first-class education, her years of public service, the diversity of her work experience, her exciting plans to bring more transparency to the court processes, especially for those who are in court without an attorney, and her plans to institute a mental health court.

All agree, she will make a wonderful judge with a long career ahead of her, as is her predecessor, Judge Hedstrom, who will soon have served 18 distinguished years.

I hope you will join with me to vote for Shanda Harry for Superior Court judge and ensure she is soon installed on the bench.

Barbara Christwitz lives in Clearlake, Calif.