Thank you for taking the time to find out more about me! This is my opportunity to tell you why I want to be a judge.
I would like to be a judge primarily because I know I enjoy the work and believe I can do it well. I am the only candidate in the race who has worked directly for three other very well respected judges: Judge Lloyd D. George (for whom the Las Vegas federal courthouse is named), Former Chief Judge Roger L. Hunt (Las Vegas); and Judge David Sam (in Salt Lake City). I learned much from each of them and should I be successful in this campaign, I look forward to applying what I learned from each of them.
Judges are not drones, nor should they be. Nevadans have chosen and affirmed their choice to use the democratic process of selecting their judges over a bureaucratic appointment process.
I believe I am the type of person Nevadans can have confidence in to serve as a Judge. I have lived in Nevada for nearly 15 years. I met my wife here, all four of my children have been born here and attend school here. I have several siblings, many nieces and nephews, and much extended family having their own experiences here in the valley.
I did well in law school which allowed me to serve in a federal judicial clerkship upon my graduation. I passed the bar the first time I took the test. I have been recognized by my peers for last several years as one of the top attorneys in both Southern Nevada, and the Rocky Mountain region.
I was raised in a home where service was emphasized. I have served in my community as a youth co-ed soccer, and co-ed basketball coach for several years. I have also served on various boards of non-profit organizations focused on improving education and business diversification here in Nevada. I have served for many years on the Clark County School District Bond Oversight Committee by appointment to insure our precious resources are well spent. I have volunteered to teach about the Constitution in elementary schools around the valley. I have also served on the board and eventually as Chair of the J. Reuben Clark Law Society in Las Vegas, where I emphasized the need to provide pro bono service and practice law with a higher level of competence and civility.
When I lived in Israel, fully armed military personnel patrolled the streets and rode the bus with us on our way to school. When I lived in Edinburgh, Scotland my elementary school was evacuated for a day because of a bomb threat from the IRA. I am grateful for the public servants and military members in the United States who have honorably served to protect us from such a life here at home and I would like to add my service to theirs as a public servant.
I appreciate the hard work it takes to be a great judge from my own mentors. I believe our community deserves a strong, fair, and respectable judiciary.
I would like to continue to serve in the community, now as a public servant and Judge in Department 21 of the Eighth Judicial District Court – Clark County Nevada.