Judge runoff race comes down to wire
As a lifelong resident of Nevada County, I’ve seen a lot of people come and go … and one of the best to come here is Tom Anderson. I met Tom about a year ago, and it didn’t take me long to decide he was the candidate I wanted to support for Superior Court judge. His character and integrity are unquestionable, and the fine work he’s done as our public defender proves that he also has the interest of our citizens at heart. Tom Anderson has the experience, skills and commitment to be an excellent judge. Please join me in voting for him.
Laurence E. Personeni
Election time is almost here. You believe some changes need to be made with the justice system, county-wise? You now have the opportunity. Place your vote for Ray Shine for judge.
Tom Anderson will make a great judge. As Nevada County’s public defender, he is in direct daily contact with our court, the district attorney, law enforcement, defendants and victims. This experience gives Tom a broad understanding of the complex judicial system; at the same time, his advocacy of innovative court programs proves his commitment to effective outcomes and an end to the “revolving door.” Supported by many people on all sides of our court system, it is clear he is viewed as a thoughtful and effective person to administer justice in Nevada County. Vote Tom Anderson for judge.
It is very important who represents our community as Superior Court judge. As a former deputy district attorney and crime victim, I can tell you that a judge who wants to be a social worker is not our best choice.
Ray Shine is my choice for judge. He is intelligent, experienced and realistic about the need to harshly sentence violent offenders, something this county needs help in doing more vigorously.
I urge the voters to please check the candidates’ actual positions and views and vote for whom you know is right for our county. I’m hoping it is Ray Shine. Our community deserves the best.
Having been a candidate for 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.
Ray Shine is a longtime friend, going back to days at Hennessy School in Grass Valley.
I have always admired Ray for his standing in the community. He has served both openly and behind the scenes, on issues of importance to Nevada County.
As the former administrator of the Wayne Brown Correctional Facility, I found Ray to be a person I could trust for fair and unbiased consultation, not regarding cases where he was directly involved, but as a sounding board for programs at the jail and issues of inmate welfare. When I started the inmate work program at the now retired H.E.W. minimum security facility, I discussed several ideas for that program with Ray, knowing that I would get an independent and honest answer. Ray’s responses helped that program become both a reality and, in my opinion, a success for the community.
I am aware of instances, where Ray has given him time as an attorney, to indigent or elderly people and has, not asked for or received payment.
I know Ray to be a thoughtful and knowledgeable person, who will do an excellent job as our next judge, here in Nevada County.
Rough and Ready
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This letter is in response to Elias Funez’s excellent article on the relationship between the Nevada County Airport, Cal Fire and the Loma Rica development.