When it comes time to vote for judgeships, I often don’t know the candidates, and it is enough for me to choose a local candidate with the most experience, who has significant endorsements from other judges. Based on those criteria alone, I would vote for Janene Beronio, who has been a local judicial officer for many years and is endorsed by the entire Yolo Superior Court bench.
However this year, for me, it’s personal. A few years ago, I had a landlord-tenant case. Commissioner Beronio was assigned to hear my case. I was intimidated because the other side had a lawyer and I was representing myself. Although I did not always understand all of the legal jargon, Commissioner Beronio made me feel that I was at no disadvantage. She patiently listened to both sides and ensured that all details were heard. Her decision was based on all of the facts and fair.
On June 3 I plan to vote for Superior Court Commissioner Janene Beronio for judge. She has shown herself to be a good judge who listens attentively and takes the time to understand all of the issues in a case.