Letter: Pick Hazelrigg-Hernandez for Appeals Court

Editor,

It’s often difficult to know enough about the candidates for Appeals Court Judge and I would like to recommend Cecily Hazelrigg-Hernandez for the position in Division 1, District 3, Judge Position 1.

Cecily has worked for many years as a public defender in Skagit County.

She probably has more courtroom experience than all the other candidates combined and, most importantly in my mind, knows the problems faced by the people most marginalized by the criminal legal system.

Cecily has seen firsthand how migrant farm workers are profiled and targeted by police, how non-English speakers suffer in the system, and how the poor are forced into pleading guilty to get out of jail because they can’t afford bail.

She is precisely the kind of person I want hearing issues of criminal law on appeal — someone who knows what really happens.

I’m impressed with the people who are supporting her and she gets my vote.

Georgia A. Gardner

Coupeville

More in Letters to the Editor

Letter: Has the Navy looked at impact on Sound’s orcas?

Editor, Knowing how deeply the increase in OLF flights off Central Whidbey… Continue reading

Letter: Oak Harbor Key Club’s Trivia Night is nearing

Editor, I am writing this letter in regards to our First Annual… Continue reading

Letter: Democracy depends on exercising right to vote

Editor, Tuesday, Sept. 25 is National Voter Registration Day. Across the nation,… Continue reading

Letter: Sharpe’s Corner a job well done

Editor, There was a good bit of opposition when the Washington State… Continue reading

Letter: A poor design for the big trucks

Editor, As one who spoke up against the roundabout traffic circle plans,… Continue reading

Letter: Letter writer is not an expert, Navy is

Editor, I think the U.S. Navy knows a bit more about the… Continue reading

Letter: Reasons are many to go see ‘Daddy Long Legs’

Editor, My husband and I greatly enjoyed the current production at Whidbey… Continue reading

Letter: Please help to re-open city’s swimming pool

Editor, It’s beyond embarrassing that a city the size of Oak Harbor… Continue reading

Letter: Growler noise will turn Coupeville a ghost town

Editor, I love living in Coupeville. My daughter thrives in school. It’s… Continue reading

Most Read