Superior Court Judge (Seat 5)
Mission: To preserve and enhance the rule of law in El Dorado County by providing all persons a fair, efficient, and accessible forum for resolving disputes, protecting public safety, and righting wrongs.
Salary for Superior Court Judge is $181,292
The Candidates are Dylan Sullivan, and Joe Hoffman.
Statement: As your current Superior Court Commissioner, I am one of your full-time judicial officers and hear many cases with the same authority and responsibility as our judges. I am honored seven of our eight sitting judges endorse me, including our presiding and assistant presiding judges. I am running for judge because I’m dedicated to our children in crisis and I know how to protect your family’s safety. My experience as a judicial officer for over nine years taught me to make tough decisions. As a Deputy Commissioner on the California Parole Board, I made decisions regarding some of the most hardened, dangerous criminals. I understand the complexities of criminal law and the criminal mindset — essential for a new criminal judge. I proudly honor our Constitution and second amendment, apply the laws as written, never legislate from the bench and listen and respect those who come into my courtroom.
Outside of work Sullivan also gives back. She is a member of the El Dorado County Child Abuse Prevention Council, an advisory member to the board of the El Dorado County Big Brothers Big Sisters, on the committee for the Department of Justice’s local Safe Haven grant, a Kiwanis member, and volunteers as the Teen Court judge in South Lake Tahoe.
She also teaches judges in the state for the Committee on Judicial Education and Research.
It was that sense of wanting to give back that led Sullivan to go to law school.
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Statement: I will keep El Dorado County a safe place to live, work and play. As Superior Court Judge Pro Tem since 2001 and a practicing attorney for 19 years, I have the experience to make tough, good decisions to fight crime and protect victims. I’m endorsed by many judges, attorneys and deputies who know that I will be fair, respect citizens’ constitutional rights, and not legislate from the bench. I will protect victims’ rights, impose strict consequences on those who break the law and make prompt decisions to ease our backlogged judicial system. As a business owner and taxpayer, I value an efficient judicial process that respects people’s time and finances, and your tax dollars.
Campaign Website/Statement: http://www.hoffman4judge.com/
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