It's rare to vote for a new judge in Humboldt. In this election the experienced candidate is Ben McLaughlin. Ben knows the law backwards and forwards.
McLaughlin, like most judges, is a former prosecutor, with seven years as a deputy district attorney. But Ben McLaughlin also worked five years as a pblic defender. This makes McLaughlin the more qualified candidate for judge. Along with years in private practice, Ben's 23 years of jurisprudence far outpaces his opponent. His stellar record in more than 100 jury trials, earned McLaughlin the endorsements of those who worked with him, like retired Arcata and Eureka police chiefs Chapman and Watson, Fortuna City Councilmember and retired law enforcement officer Mike Losey, former DA Paul Gallegos and Humboldt County Public Defender Luke Brownfield.
Tested experience in court and demonstrated respect for the judicial process for all parties is why we need Ben Mclaughlin as judge.
Richard Salzman, Sunny Brae