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: Chief of staff at WhidbeyHealth keeping his door open, agenda transparent

Editor, As incoming chief of staff for WhidbeyHealth for the 2019-20 period,… Continue reading

Letter: Sense of community is strong on Whidbey Island

Editor, I recently moved back to Whidbey Island after a number of… Continue reading

Letter: Congrats on the successful effort to reopen pool

Editor, Congratulations to everyone who supported the levy to reopen the Oak… Continue reading

Letter: Island Transit campaign raises awareness about road safety

This time of year, it’s dark when I leave my house in… Continue reading

Letter: With tax losses, fewer tourists, where will money come from?

Editor, I appreciated Maryon Atwood’s Sound Off column of about a month… Continue reading

Letter: Join group, start a journey, expand your mind, heal

Editor, I am hoping that we can leave divisive politics for a… Continue reading

Letter: WhidbeyHealth oncology thanks patients, families

Editor, Fourteen months later, WhidbeyHealth has completed the new pharmacy that meets… Continue reading

Letter: Navy seeking comments on nonexisting agreement

Editor, A Memorandum of Agreement, or MOA, means acceptance or endorsement. Unfortunately,… Continue reading

Letter: Memo of agreement does not reflect Trust’s view

Editor, The Navy has determined that expansion of the Growler operations at… Continue reading

Most Read