As a resident of the valley I have watched along the sides of the campaign trail as t-shirts, posters, banners, newspaper ads and articles have marched along vying for my vote. As the rest of the valley, the judicial position has especially piqued my interest. I hadn’t particular chosen one candidate over another and was interested in finding more information on the candidates.
One morning as I drove out of town for errands, a large Mancino poster caught my eye, and lost my vote in a little under 3 seconds. Mancino may have thought this kind of slogan would get people interested, and it worked; in just those four little words, “the wait is over”.
I know that she is representing a class of people who will publicly jab at an incumbent that they are unhappy with. I would expect this kind of political behavior from a candidate in a city or of a national voting concern, but in a small town like this, it was a low move; one that I am unhappy enough to write about.
In my opinion, a judge is not merely referred to as “honorable”, they should be honorable, in both private and public matters. Anyone who is willing to pay to put sarcasm or a negative pun into their campaign does not represent the high morals and principles that this valley holds dear.
Annie C. Leavitt