Letters to the Editor

We need to keep Judge Baltodano on the bench

Judge Hernaldo J. Baltodano.
Judge Hernaldo J. Baltodano.

Judge Hernaldo J. Baltodano is exactly who we need on our bench at this time in history. He is firm and fair at every turn. His integrity is solid. For the last 13 years, I have been fully engaged in our local legal community, including serving on the board of the County Bar Association, providing free legal services to seniors and veterans, maintaining a private legal practice and teaching law classes at Cal Poly and San Luis Obispo College of Law.

I knew San Luis Obispo County Superior Court Judge Baltodano long before he was appointed to the bench. He is hard-working and committed to justice and fairness. Prior to being appointed to the bench, Judge Baltodano handled many of his cases without accepting any legal fees, and his law firm received the prestigious Access to Justice Advocate award because of his contributions to our community. I was disheartened to hear he will face an opponent in the June election. The people of this county are being served well by Judge Baltodano. He brings a diversity of experience and perspective to our bench and a work ethic that benefits us all.

Jennifer Alton, Shell Beach