The people of the Kern River Valley will be voting on who we want to be our Super Court Office 34 judge (Ridgecrest) once the Honorable Kenneth Pritchard retires his robes.
This decision will be made during the primary March 5.
Tracey Gallagher has been our public defender for the past 17 years and is qualified to assume a judgeship role.
Her love of the U.S. Constitution and passionate commitment to uphold the law is readily found in the cases that come across her desk and the ethics in which she adheres to in dealing with them.
She brings diligence, intelligence and humility to court proceedings. And she is a tenacious fighter of human rights for the people – all the people – and does not sway.
She fought hard to save the Ridgecrest courthouse which was in danger of closing last year, and she will continue to fight should it ever go back on the chopping block.
She would be an ally to possibly re-opening the Kern River Valley courthouse.
Her love for the community extends beyond the court as does her willingness to go above and beyond to help those find direction when they lost their way.
But when the time comes to get tough, her fairness, knowledge of the law for both civilians as well as military personnel, and her determination to go by the book makes Tracey Gallagher the best candidate on the ballot.
The Kern Valley Sun urges you to vote for Tracey Gallagher