To the Editor-
The best person for judge is someone who has the background, training and experience in both trial and negotiation, which is what David Knaapen will bring to the position.
Dave has been in the courtroom almost daily for the last 30 years and I have witnessed firsthand how he resolves conflicts with ease and handles many difficult situations with remarkable patience and admirable tact.
At least 60 percent of cases that are handled by our courts are criminal, and Dave has been prosecuting these, as well as non-criminal cases for the past 12 years. Dave is also the president of JusticeWorks, which is a non-profit community justice program that helps secure the right relationships between offenders, victims and their communities.
Dave has the experience to be our next Judge and that is why he has the support of our local police departments, bailiffs, judges, defense attorneys, to name just a few. Please join me in voting February 16 for Dave Knaapen as your next judge.