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Tice-Raskin the right choice

Something remarkable has happened in the Nevada County judicial election, with two candidates running for Superior Court Judge.

One of them, Robert Tice-Raskin, has received the endorsement of all Nevada County judges, active and retired, an unprecedented number of judges from surrounding counties and a number of justices from the Court of Appeal.

The question is, “What does this extraordinary number of judicial endorsements mean?”

To answer the question, we must focus on the fact that these judges are people who face the challenges of the office and understand the attributes of a good judge. It is my experience that judges will not endorse a candidate unless these qualities are present. The endorsement of the Nevada County judges has special meaning because they will be working, on a day-to-day basis with whomever is elected.

Some of the qualities many judges are looking for are: character, in all of its components, legal education and experience, a high level of competence in the practice of law, an even temperament, an open mind and the required energy to do the work. By their endorsements, the judges have affirmed that Robert Tice-Raskin has the qualities that would make him an excellent addition to the Nevada County bench.

Frank D. Francis, Superior Court Judge, Retired

Nevada City

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