Monday, 27 June 2022

Hicks: Anderson not advertising endorsements for a reason

I have been reading the fliers and literature from the judicial candidates and notice one big difference besides their qualifications. Shanda Harry is advertising endorsements she claim to be about 200.

Even though Don Anderson has several hundred endorsements, he does not advertise them. His reason is simple, a judge should not seek endorsements from people or organizations that may appear before him while he is on the bench.

As an example, the sheriff regularly is sued and has thousands of criminal cases before the court. How does it appear if he publically helped a judge get elected? What if you are a appearing in court and find out the other side has this relationship with the judge?

You obviously would be fearful of what favors that judge would give to the other side. This defeats the need for judges to be fair and unbiased.

Shanda Harry also boasts about having the Democratic Committee endorsement. But what does that really mean? Remembering this is the same Democratic Committee that endorsed Sheriff Frank Rivero both in 2010 and 2014.

This is the sheriff that received a “no-confidence vote of the Board of Supervisors; was put on the “Brady list” as a peace officers who cannot be trusted; that violated people’s civil rights; endangered police officers’ lives many time, and so many other things. It makes you wonder what goes into making these endorsements, obviously not good judgment.

Janice Hicks lives in Hidden Valley Lake, Calif.

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