Writer likes Estudillo’s demeanor

Print Article

To the editor:

I am a private attorney who practices regularly in Grant County Superior Court. I have appeared before Judge Estudillo and his election opponent, Nick Wallace, when he serves as a pro tem commissioner.

I think the voters should know there is a dramatic difference in temperament between Judge Estudillo and Mr. Wallace. Judge Estudillo is known for his calm, rational, judicial demeanor and the respectful way he treats everyone in his courtroom.

He is humble and thoughtful. And his rulings are sound and based on the law. I have also had the opportunity to observe the Judge campaigning to retain his seat on the bench. There is no sense of entitlement in his approach to his election campaign.

Mr. Wallace projects a sense of entitlement, and overstates his qualifications and experience. His message seems to be that he was the chosen one, he got robbed of the appointment, Estudillo couldnít possibly be more qualified than him, and Estudilloís nothing other than a place-holder.

Judge Estudillo is widely respected by attorneys who appear before him, well-liked by the Court staff, and his 16 years of experience as a lawyer on both sides of the mountains is, I presume, one of the many reasons he was appointed to this position in the first place. Mr. Wallaceís courtroom experience is minimal compared to Judge Estudilloís.

Judge Estudillo is a credit to the judiciary and Grant County. He is everything we deserve to have in a judge. He was the right choice for appointment, and the voters should retain him in this position.

Lyliane S. Couture

Moses Lake

Print Article

Read More Letters to the Editor

Please re-elect Cindy Carter for Grant County Commissioner

October 17, 2018 at 4:18 pm | Columbia Basin Herald My occupation as a tree fruit consultant for the past 23 years has afforded me the opportunity to work with Cindy Carter not only as a consultant, but as a concerned citizen. Grant County currently p...

Comments

Read More

Sylvia Hammond for state legislature

October 10, 2018 at 5:12 pm | Columbia Basin Herald Iím writing to ask everyone in Grant County to vote for Sylvia Hammond to represent us in our state legislature. Sylvia is a moderate Democrat who has a common sense approach. She has a background we...

Comments

Read More

PUD $1.3 billion in debt

October 10, 2018 at 5:12 pm | Columbia Basin Herald Our PUD is $l.3 billion in debt ($26,000 per meter) and adding to that every day. Our current commissioners have claimed the debt is due to relicensing the dams and upgrades to the turbines. I will a...

Comments

Read More

Cindy Carter works hard for her constituents

October 10, 2018 at 5:12 pm | Columbia Basin Herald Iíve been living in Royal City for the last 15 years and I met Cindy Carter five years ago. She helped me when my family lived in a very small trailer and I was told I had to pay $5,000 for a road of...

Comments

Read More

Contact Us

509-770-1227
705 E. Hemlock (downstairs)
Othello, WA 99344

©2018 Sun Tribune Terms of Use Privacy Policy
X
X