Anderson, Shine face off in race for judge
I came out of retirement to work as an attorney on the staff of the Public Defender of Nevada County, Tom Anderson, while one of his full-time deputies was out on a medical leave of absence. In my decades of practicing law working both for myself and for others, I have never had a more outstanding boss. Not only is Tom an extremely knowledgeable and competent lawyer, he as perfect temperament to serve our community as a Superior Court Judge. I cannot imagine a finer person for the position.
Recently I had the opportunity to work with Ray Shine on a property line dispute. There was the possibility of a very expensive and drawn-out lawsuit. Ray listened to all points of view from both parties in this situation. Because of his knowledge of real estate law and mediation skills, he suggested a settlement that satisfied both parties which prevented a costly and long trial. I believe Ray’s extensive knowledge of all phases of the law and his excellent mediation and listening skills makes him the superior candidate for judge.
Superior Court Judge in the primary elections last June in Nevada County, and a lawyer for 30 years, it is my opinion that of all the candidates, the one that clearly shines above the rest as having the “right stuff” to fill the position of a judge in our county is Tom Anderson. His extensive courtroom experience, his accomplishments as a lawyer and his knowledge and demeanor make him an excellent choice to become one of our Superior Court judges. My vote is for Tom Anderson.
Temporary political signs from normal outdoor advertising display have requirements with certain criteria: One is that you must file a statement of responsibility to the Caltran’s district office. Another one is that the sign cannot exceed 32-square feet.
Mr. Ray Shine, who is running for a district judge spot, has failed to submit such a document (according to the District Office) and has some signs on Bennett Street right outside Grass Valley city limits that are huge and might even exceed the size requirements. If he is running to uphold our laws, then it might behoove him to follow those laws himself.
I am voting for Tom Anderson, who has reasonable size signs and has helped establish drug and mental health courts for Nevada County and is the right choice. We need a judge who can be compared to one of our best who has just retired, Judge John Darlington.
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