A candidate has come forward to challenge Superior Court Judge Tom Anderson in his bid for re-election. George Smyrnos, a Deputy District Attorney in Sacramento County who lives in Grass Valley says he decided to enter the race after incumbent judge Tom Anderson recently sentenced a child molester to 12 years probation and not prison. In his opening statements at the League of Women Voters Candidates Forum at the rood Center last evening, Judge Anderson stated he has been working in the courtroom for 3 decades and the last 5 years as a Superior Court Judge, and as a Judge he makes his focus on fairness, integrity, and respect, and keeping politics out of the courtroom.
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Smyrnos in his opening statement said his focus will be to hold criminal offenders accountable for their crimes and deliver real consequences.
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An estimated crowd of 200 people came to listen to the judicial candidates, in the League of Women Voters Candidates forum which also featured a panel will the candidates for Supervisor in Nevada County.