Sac Bee Endorses Dylan Sullivan for Judge
Dylan Sullivan gets our endorsement in the race to replace Superior Court Judge Daniel Proud, who is retiring. Sullivan’s opponent, Joe Hoffman, is an experienced and hardworking attorney who lost in a contentious race against incumbent Judge Curt Stracener in 2012.
El Dorado County judges appointed Sullivan as Superior Court commissioner in 2011, giving her authority to exercise much of the same power as judges.
She has significant criminal law experience, having worked for the California Parole Authority.
Sullivan hears family law, Child Protective Services and domestic violence cases, and presides over a drug court for parents with drug and alcohol problems who are working to reunify with their children.
Sullivan’s background gives her valuable perspective dealing with tough issues of parental rights and responsibilities. The oldest of three siblings born to a single mother, she understands the importance of mentoring.