Why are Democrats voting for Jordan Cunningham?
November 3, 2016
OPINION by KELLY MANDERINO
I am a woman, a Democrat, and a deputy district attorney in San Luis Obispo County. For years, I have prosecuted domestic violence cases and worked with Jordan Cunningham as a prosecutor. I also have handled cases with him since he left the DA’s office and went into private practice. In his roles within the criminal justice system, he has acted with complete integrity and skill.
Voters should know that Jordan defends victims of crime (including victims of domestic violence) in addition to defending those accused of crimes.
Recently, I received several mail pieces attacking Jordan for defending people. These mailers include false information. They show a near-comical lack of respect for our justice system.
Our system may not be perfect, but it works because of people like Jordan that stand up for victims of crime, and…yes, even the accused.
His opponent should stop attacking Jordan for doing his job. Instead, she should put forward her own plan for public safety. I suspect she doesn’t have one.
Fortunately, I know Jordan does. Which is why I am joining all local law enforcement in supporting him for the Assembly. I encourage everyone — Democrat, Republican and Independent — to do the same.