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Vote Elizabeth Tucker for Riverside County Superior Judge

I am very happy to see that Elizabeth Tucker is our “first” choice on the March 5 ballot, running for Riverside County Superior Court judge.

I have learned that at least one courtroom at the Larson Justice Center in Indio is vacant since a qualified judge is not available for duty. Due to a lack of judges here in the Coachella Valley, commuting judges from the areas of both Temecula and San Bernardino are assigned cases here. The net result in the lack of local judges is resulting in excessive waits at the Indio courthouse and delays in justice for our citizenry.

Elizabeth Tucker has over 28 years of experience right here in Indio and the Coachella Valley, 23 years as a deputy district attorney and today more than five years as a court commissioner, hearing cases in dependency court. As a Democrat, I am pleased we have a candidate with this depth and breadth of experience. And given that Tucker is a resident and serving our community as a Rotary Club member, this is certainly another real plus.

Vote for Elizabeth Tucker, Riverside County Superior Judge – she has earned our support.

Dennis Sheehan, Indio

Cherry-picking parts of the Constitution

I read the Feb. 6 letter to the editor regarding “respect the Constitution.” However, one must also read and understand the entire 14th Amendment. While I totally disrespect what President Trump is alleged to have done Jan. 6, Section 5 of the 14th Amendment states, “The Congress shall have the power to enforce, by appropriate legislation, the provisions of this article.”

It is unfair to pick and choose elements you like and disregard others you dislike or have chosen not to take into consideration. These actions are more political than accurate representations.

Barry Morgan, Rancho Mirage

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