It was just several weeks that a conversation was taking place on elections and how we vote. In the conversation the position of judges came up and the consensus was that African Americans do not know them unless there has been a scandal, a breach of public trust, some type of unethical practice or racial bias shown in their decisions. Usually we rely on the opinion of our attorneys or Black employees who work in the legal system to give us some kind of insight into judges before we vote.
Having said that, some close personal friends from the community and legal judicial system introduced me to Judge Riemer. They spoke very highly of Judge Riemer. When you have friends like Judge Richard Fields, Judge Irma Poole Ashberry, Attorney Jack Clarke, Attorney Mary Ellen Daniels, community activists Jennifer Vaughn Blakely, Rose Mayes, Waudier Rucker Hughes, Katie Greene, Ofelia Valdez Yeager and Mayor Ron Loveridge giving me the thumbs up, it becomes easy for me to join the long list of endorsers of Judge Craig Riemer. These individuals I have known over the years and in some cases I knew their mothers, fathers and family members, so I value their opinions and include that relationship in making my decision.
Now I did do my own research on Judge Riemer’s decisions as a sitting member of the bench and none of the issues I mentioned in my opening paragraph came up so he has performed his duties with integrity and to the satisfaction of his peers. I also like the fact that he has a very extensive community service background as a boy scout leader, Sunday school teacher and leading our youth in mock trial training. Many people in our legal system forget community service as they advance in their careers.
Join the Black Voice News in supporting a man of integrity by re-electing Judge Craig Riemer to Riverside County Superior Court
Matthew Slowik and Lydia Wibert for Fontana City Council
I have watched Fontana Council Members Matthew Slowik and Lydia Wibert conduct themselves at council meetings and they are individuals but work as a team when it comes to providing services to the citizens of Fontana which is very refreshing to see in elected officials. Maybe that is a big part in Fontana moving forward in the Inland Empire in growth of people and business development.
Matthew brings a long list of community service experience to the council and years of planning experience for his colleagues to draw on as they plan the cithy’s future. He has knowledge of education from serving on the Fontana Unified School District Bond Oversight Committee.
Wibert also brings many years of community service to the council and works very well as a team player for the citizens of Fontana. She served on the Parks and Recreation Commission for 22 years and as a police volunteer for 17 years. This experience gives her great insight on the needs of public safety employees with balance of family and youth needs in the city. She has 9 children of her own and is employed with the Fontana School District so we can understand her insight on teamwork.
Fontana is fortunate to have citizens like Matthew Slowik and Lydia Wibert, who are dedicated and committed to serve in the capacity as council member. They are great ambassadors and policy makers in performing their duties.
Re-elect Matthew Slowik and Lydia Wibert to Fontana City council
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