Combellack endorsed by retired local law enforcement leaders
A group of distinguished El Dorado County retired and former law enforcement leaders — which includes former El Dorado County Sheriffs Dick Pacileo and Don McDonald, former El Dorado County District Attorneys Walt Miller and Terrence M. Finney, and former Placerville Police Chiefs Stephen B. Brown and George Nielsen — announced endorsement of prominent local attorney David Combellack for the El Dorado County Superior Court Office No. 1 seat. Also adding an endorsement of Combellack is retired El Dorado County Superintendent of Schools Dr. Vicki Barber.
The retired lawmen all agree that Combellack’s longstanding reputation for being tough on crime and sensitive to crime victim’s rights are the deciding factors in their endorsement decision.
“David Combellack is the clear choice for voters who put public safety first,” said Pacileo, adding “he has my highest recommendation for judge.”
Brown said, “Take it from a cop, David Combellack is the right choice for Superior Court Judge.”
Combellack also drew an endorsement from Barber, who said, “Our law enforcement and judicial system have no higher duty than keeping our schools and community safe,” adding “we can count on David Combellack as our judge.”
The endorsements from the prominent former El Dorado County lawmen follow an announcement last week of endorsements from nine active and retired El Dorado County Superior Court judges and two retired El Dorado County district attorneys, who all praised Combellack’s impeccable qualifications in legal knowledge, fairness, independence, integrity and judicial temperament.
Combellack is a successful attorney with over 35 years of experience in the county’s legal system and courts. He has served his community by being a former president of the El Dorado County Bar Association, a volunteer Superior Court judge pro tem, and a Teen Court judge and mentor. As a fourth-generation resident, Combellack has volunteered in the community by serving with the El Dorado Community Foundation, the Marshall Hospital Board, the Rotary Club of Placerville, the El Dorado County Chamber of Commerce and several other nonprofit organizations.