(Mike Zahara) – Bernie Zadrowski for Justice of the Peace, Dept 14: (Republican) I’ve been very tough on Bernie’s office at times, but he has always answered my questions and his candor is amazing and he’s never told me ‘off the record’ or lied to me. I appreciate that and think that that will make him a good judge, though I always have concerns with prosecutors as judges.
Generally, I think they are pre-programmed against defendants, but Zadrowski seems a fair man who may in fact hold his former colleagues to much higher standards than is the norm here.
I expect him to run an efficient court room and fine attorneys on both sides who do not respect the court’s calendar and the valuable time of all within it.
I think he could win the seat outright on June 8th and should easily beat Conrad Hafen—top deputy of AG Catherine Cortez-Masto and who always looks like he slept in his suit to me—who didn’t have the legal ethics to drop the very flawed Brian Krolicki case soon after the indictment was returned or to confront CCM about the weakness of the case from the get-go.
Despite his position, he could have removed or recused himself in protest knowing how structurally weak the case was and how the defendant’s rights were violated.
The Constitution is paramount here, not political witch hunts, and Hafen had a duty to his oath as an officer of the court to protect and defend that first and foremost and he failed miserably by ignoring it.
Amber Candelaria is testing the constitutionality of the requirements to run for judge and it seems she’s being cutesy, rather than scholarly in her efforts. I don’t know the other candidate.
I will enthusiastically touch the screen for Bernie Zadrowski and wish him well!