What I found were a ton of people, I have no idea how many but it was a lot. Not too many candidates, as this was a fundraiser and candidates typically avoid stepping on other candidates toes. I think that maybe Sheri Y. Dean was the only one and I suspect that they are personal friends because Mr. Moore was at her fundraiser in June. If there were other candidates, I missed them. I did see former candidate Anthony Magdaleno and
political consultant Mary Jane Smith former candidate Alice Jane O’Neil. My guess is that most of the attendees were fellow family law attorneys.
I don’t have a whole lot to report back to you because like I said, I don’t know much about him and fundraisers aren’t really great for asking questions. Mr. Moore didn’t return the “Judicial Questionnaire” that I sent out earlier in the year, so I don’t have that. You can read his opponent’s answers at Off the Kuff by clicking here. I’ll send the questions again, perhaps he’ll respond, perhaps not. No harm in trying!
At about the halfway point in the evening, Mr. Moore was introduced by his friend, Mark Murray. You could tell that Mr. Murray genuinely liked him, going so far as to say there really shouldn’t even be an election, Mr. Moore is so much better qualified than his opponent. I dunno about that, his opponent looks pretty darned qualified. As someone not involved in the day to day family courts, it is hard to differentiate between the candidates, so I have to rely on (a) he’s a Republican and (b) the people that I know that are involved day to day. In this case, I’ll rely upon Bill Henderson’s word (and Sheri’s) that Mr. Moore is the right candidate for this bench and I’ll vote for him.
I hope he raised a lot of money because Ei8ght doesn’t look cheap, especially with an open bar and food line.
Like I said, not much to say but, I did take a lot of pictures!