Big support for Gallegos from local litigators
[The Gallegos camp says this letter of support is a historic action by the legal community.]
To the people of Humboldt County:
We are your deputy district attorneys, deputy public defenders, and private attorneys. We are Democrats, Republicans, Independents and Greens. Together we represent the vast majority of attorneys in Humboldt County responsible for administering our criminal justice system. Although we are adversaries in court who fight to prosecute or defend our citizens when they stand accused of crimes, we jointly believe the Constitution requires that the rights of all Humboldt County residents be respected, including the rights of the victims and the accused.
Our justice system requires a Humboldt County district attorney who represents the people, not special interests — who acts independently from the police to seek justice, not vengeance, and acts with reason, not anger. Today we take the historic step of setting aside our disagreements in this non-partisan race for the purpose of jointly recommending to our community the Humboldt County district attorney candidate who has shown the best ability to achieve the ideals necessary for the job. We endorse Paul Gallegos for Humboldt County district attorney.
Humboldt County Deputy District Attorneys:
Alan L. Dollison, Elan Firpo, Arnold L. Klein, Christa K. McKimmy, Ben McLaughlin, Kelly Neel
Humboldt County Deputy Public Defenders:
Christina J. Allbright, Patrick M. Coughlin, Leslie J. Kieg, Jonothan L. McCrone, Marek I. Reavis, Andrew Truitt, Edward A. Schrock
Humboldt County Private Bar Attorneys:
Bill Bertain, Bill Bragg, M.C. Bruce, Amelia Burroughs, Russell Clanton, Ken Collins, David J. Crane, Michael J. Crowley, Manny Daskal, Ed Denson, Lawrence Eitzen, Judith L. Edson, Fredric Evenson, James Flower, Tim Gray, Patrik M. Griego, Chris Johnson Hamer, Rory A. Hanson, Mark W. Hapgood, Mark P. Harris, Thomas Hjerpe, Doug Kaber, Sarah Kaber, Lee Karjola, Joshua Kaufman, Jennifer Keller, Bryce J. Kenny, Larry M. Killoran, Eric Kirk, Lawrence Kluck, Gina Klump, Jon H. Lyons, Peter E. Martin, Shanti Michaels, Marion D. Miller, Jay Moller, Timothy Needham, Larry B. Nord, Benjamin Okin, Melvin B. Pearlston, Elaine Profant-Maciel, Greg Rael, Tracy Rain, Neal I. Sanders, Les Scher, Herb Schwartz, Jeffrey Schwartz, Ron Sinoway, Kelly Walsh, Timothy J. Wykle, and William Verick