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Retain Judge Estudillo

Letter to the Editor

 


There is one type of election where we, as voters, have a right to expect accuracy — elections for our judges.

These are the facts about the judicial elections this year in Grant County: Judge David Estudillo was appointed last year, after an extensive evaluation process, to replace retired Judge Evan Sperline, who retired from the Grant County Superior Court. The law requires Judge Estudillo to stand for election this fall to retain his position. So Judge Estudillo’s judicial race is not a decision about who should replace Judge Sperline. That decision has already been made. Judge Estudillo replaced Sperline and has now been serving as one of our superior court judges for the past eight months. I personally have had the chance to observe Judge Estudillo on the bench, and he is serving Grant County admirably.

Our community should recognize and respect Judge Estudillo as one of our current superior court judges, and he should not be considered a simple “placeholder.” To portray him that way is unfair and misleading.

It should be clear: in November, the voters will be asked to vote for the incumbent Judge David Estudillo or his challenger. This is what this year’s judicial race will be about.

Please join me in supporting Judge David Estudillo for Grant County Superior Court Judge.

Todd Voth

Moses Lake

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