I had the privilege of attending a women’s group political forum last night at the Madera Golf Course. Dinner was excellent and I had the pleasure of making new friends with many like-minded individuals.
Local political candidates were afforded a two-minute self introduction followed by questions posed by a women’s panel from the group.
What became readily apparent is that we have two exceptionally qualified candidates for district attorney in Sally Moreno and Paul Hornick. Fortunately for Madera County citizens we are in a win/win situation this election cycle as either candidate will make an excellent district attorney.
One is endorsed by the Madera County Deputy Sheriffs Association and the other is endorsed by the Madera Police Officers Association. Both candidates have served their country in our nations military. Both have reserve status as officers; one in military police and one in JAG Corps.
The only issues differentiating these two exceptional candidates are these:
Sally Moreno is a local gal, born and raised in the Central Valley. She has children in the county school system. She has served the citizens of Madera County in the district attorney’s office although she is not currently employed there but in the Fresno district attorney’s office.
Paul Hornick is a Senior Deputy District Attorney currently employed in the Madera County District Attorney’s office and would be up to speed with case load and personal qualifications of other deputy district attorney personnel in the office.
I appreciate both of these candidates. Both are well qualified to serve the citizens of Madera County as our District Attorney. At this moment in time I cannot choose between these two deserving candidates, and I come from a background where I was taught this simple procedural dictum, “a decision, right or wrong, is preferred over indecision.” I may not make my selection until that defining moment as a gaze at the names on the ballot and weigh all the input and chose …
Eric N. Loos