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Page 4 - Wednesday, May 28, 1980 % Judge James Jones. Jr. Robert Dale Raymond J. Giordano Municipal Court - Dept. 1 Two challenge veteran judge A veteran of 14 years on the Municipal Court Bench, Judge James E. Jones, Jr. is seeking re-election. He is being challenged for the judgeship of Municipal Court I. Sonoma County by Raymond J. Giordano, Senior Trial Attorney for the Sonoma County District Attorney's Office and Deputy District Attorney Robert Dale. Judge James Jones, Jr. Judge Jones is a native Californian. He attended local schools, and after graduating from Santa Rosa High School in 1939, enlisted in the U.S. Navy where he served aboard destroyers in the Pacific Theatre during World War II. In 1946 he attended the University of San Francisco graduating from the School of Law in 1950. Judge Jones practiced law in San Francisco .until recalled to Navy service during the Korean War where he once again served aboard a destroyer in the Pacific regions. Upon being released from naval service Judge Jones in' t953 returned to Santa Rosa to resume private law practice. He maintained his law offices in Sonoma County, and emphasizing trial work. tried hundreds of cases both civil and criminal throughout Northern California. He waas ad- mitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court in 1962. • Judge Jones was appointed to the Municipal Court in 1966. He was the Presiding Judge when the justice courts in Petaluma and Sonoma were consolidated in 1968 to become the first Municipal Court in Southern Sonoma County• He is currently the Presiding Judge of the present five judge Municipal Court. "My entire adult life has been one of public ser- vice; during the war years by service in the military and by service in the law. The 58 year old judge and Ruth, his wife of 35 years, live on their small ranch near Sebastopol. They are parents of 3 children. "It is my belief that justice is to be administered promptly and with fairness and firmness." Judge Jones stated• J Robert Dale Deputy District Attorney Robert Dale, 39, a lifetime resident of Santa Rosa, joined the District Afforney's office after graduation from Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco. He'has had extensive experience at the Municipal Court level as a prosecuting attorney. He initially was assigned to be fhe Southern Judicial District and was subsequently assigned as Supervising Deputy in Charge of th Santa• Rosa Municipal Court on two separate occasions. Dale is now a senior trial deputy and is known for his ability to handle complex arson cases. Dale has taught at Empire School of Law in Santa Rosa and at the California Criminal Justice Training Center at Los Guilicos. He was instrumental in establishing the Volunteer Witness Guide program in the District Attorney's office• The program is designed to explain courtroom procedures to witnesses, tend to their needs while waiting to testify and escort them to their respective courtrooms• Dale stated: "Witnesses and victims should be made welcome in the courtroom, and the more complicated proceedings and rulings should be explained: proceedings should be con- ducted in a judicious manner. not in an arbitrary, demeaning and critical at- mosphere. A judge is elected by the people to work, to try cases, to hear evidence, to be punctual, and above all. to display the judicial tem- peramentwhich the position requires and the public deserves." Raymond A. Giordano Raymond J. Giordano, Senior Trial Attorney for the Sonoma County District AIIorncy's Office. age 34. feels that if elected he will bring vitality, enthusiasm and dedication to the Judge's bench. I Municipal Court- Dept. 3 Three seeking judgeship A Lawrence Antolini .11 I i,zo Lawrence G. "Gary" Anolini w.rked for a Sal I;ectm-s .f the Slatewide Antolini, Assistant District Rafael law tirn| and the t'ahf.rniaDistrict Attorney's Attorney of Sonoma County, S,n.ma C.unly, Public AssK:ialion. and AI Rizzo, Heaidsburg Defender's Olfiee.beforc Astotini has been attorney and Morris Mawson• being hired as Depuly ass.ciated with many Santa Rosa lawyer are the Districl Attorney by frmer c,mmunily ,groups since three candidates seeking District Atiorney Kierna)n R. moving to Sonoma County. judge's seat of the Municipal tlyland in 1967. From 1973 to Gary 39. and his wife Barbara Court No• 3 in 1980, vacated, t976, Antolini served as the Jean have two children by the HonorableKiernam R. Founding Dean of Students Nicolle Gabriil. and Hyland. who announced his for Santa Rosa Empire Alexander Scott, intention to retire last College of Law. In 1976 he December. was selected by DistricL Attorney Ge!e Tunney to be • . ,.the Assistant •District At- JAIwrence AntolinJtorney. As Assistant District Attorney he shares respon- A lifelong Redwood Empire resident, Antolini attendl the College of Marin, San Francisco State University, and U.C.'s Hastings College of the Law, becoming a member of the state bar in 1966. sibility for management of the 88 member staff of the District Attorney, supervises the Superior Court Calendar. and has been assigned to prosecute crimes of a serious nature. He is a former member of the Board of Candidates Forum to be held tomorrow The Sonoma . County ,Developmental Services Coordinating Council will present a Candidates Forum for persons with develop mental special needs 'on Thursday, May 29, 1980, from 7:3; p.m. to 9:30 p.m. The Forum will be held at the "Santa Rosa City Council Chambers in City Hall. Everyone is invited to attend the Forum. Four candidates seeking the Congremlonal seat, Norma Bork, Brian Kahn, Peter Windrem and Den Clausen have confirmed they will be there. In addition, Larry Asera, Gary Passariono, Don Sebastini, and Bob Dwyer, candidates for the State Assembly will also be on hand. Eight representatives from the community will give a briei description of their particular needs and ser- vices. Following them, the candidates will have an opportunity to give a brief response to questions, and state what their positions are on various issues. A general question and answer period wig follow. Voters are faced with many important decisions on June 3. The Forum is designed to inform people where the candidates stand. Everyone is invited and encouraged to attend. For further in- formation, contact Tel;ry Coiborn at 544-400˘ AI Rizzo AI Rizzo, a fourth generation Californian With lifelong ties to Sonoma County. is a vetera/1 San Francisbo [aoliee officer, worked his way through law school and college before becoming a Sonoma County Deputy District Attorney. He has been engaged in private practice for eleven years in Healdaburg. Rizzo stated that his fourteen years as a lawyer gives him the experience in both criminal and civil law that a judgemust have. "It is essential tidal a judge un- derstand the entire legal process, not just  of it. Rizzo stated As a former policeman, he says, he un- derstands what our law en- forcement officers are up against, and as a former Deputy District Attorney understands the criminal prosecution process, and as an experienced private at- Iorney has a complete un- derslanding of the civil aspects of the law "'In order to be effective, a judge must be deeply in- volved with the cumin unity,'" R=zzo said. "Genuine con- cern for the community ca,nof be developed on the eve of an election." Rizzo's community service includes being a Director of {he Big Brother-Sisters of Sonoma County. Director of the Salvation Army Advisory Council. Director of the California Human Development Corporation. eleven years as a Trustee of the Healdsburg High School District Board and mem- bership in the County Committee on School District Organization and a former member of the Sonoma Counly Planning Commission and BZA. Morris Mawson Morris M. Mawson, 42 year-old Santa Rosa lawyer, has 18 years of legal ex- perience. Mawson is best known in the legal com- munity for his volunteer work for low income people No matter who emerges the races for the judgeships of it can certainly be assumed thai represented. Each of the eight candidates is qualities to honor the office he is seeki Each is uniquely qualified in s represent the people of Sonoma County. Born and raised in San Rafael. California, Giordano, who seeks the judgeship of Municipal Court No. 1 in the June 3rd election attended the University of San Francisco. where he received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in 1967 and his Juris Doctor Degree in 1970. Passing the California State Bar in 1970• he worked as a Research Attorney for the California Court of Ap- peals. He then joined the Fresno County District At- torney's office and in 1973 he accepted a position with the Sonoma County District Attorney's Office where he has been primarily assigned felony cases, predominantly those involving rape and murder. Giordano "believes very strongly in community in- volvement. While working for the Fresno District At- torney's Office, he taught night courses at a local law school. He has taught a class he developed in Trial Tactics at Empire Law School and is to be a member of the Santa Rosa Junior College and California believeS, Criminal Justice Training Center at Los Guilicos, where to he teaches courses in Criminal Law and Procedure. ne victims, public Ray Giordano is the President of the Board of well. Directors of the Sonoma believ County Family Service econom Agency. • Most importantly Giordano ordered. Municipal Court - Dept. 5 Day challenged by •  Judge Richard Day Raymond Byrne needing legal services. While presidem of the Soqama County Legal Aid Founda!ion. he conceived and organized the Sonoma County Legal Services Foundation ,sponsored by the bar associal ion. In 1'974 he dmated time to produce a series of 13 educational programs on Santa Rosa Cablevision as a public service entitled. "'Lawyers Who Needs 'era?" Thai same year he also organized a community fol'uln 011 consumer problems moderated by TV personality Belva Davis. P'l'lnn 1961 to 1964 Mawson was a military lawyer and proseculor. He moved to Smoma County in 1965 and worked a year and a half as l)epu;y County Counsel In Ii6 he was a candidate for l)ist ric{ Atlorney, Since 1966 Mawson has been m Ihe general practice f law in Santa Rosa representing clients in a wide variety of legal problems. lie was lwice elected to the Sonoma County Republican ('en'ral Committee. and spem two years on the State Republican Central Com- millee. From 1975 to 1979 he served on Ihe Rincon Valley Union School Board. Mawson's wife, Kaye, is a eacher m the Wright School Districl. Thay have three children. "'I want a Municipal Court Judge to have balanced legal ability, patience, integrity, and more importantly, an appreciation of the problems of ordinary people." he said. BAY AREA O BEST SELLERS Judge Richard Day Municipal Court Judge Richard R. Day, who will be seeking his present Municipal Court Dept. 5 post will be challenged "by Sonoma County Trial Prosecutor, Raymond Byrne in the June 3 election. Judge Day, a long-time Sonoma County resident, is waging an aggressive campaign to keep his judgeship of Municipal Court Dept. 5. Office 4. "The office of judge is too important to be trealed lightly," he said. "The voters have a real choice in this race, and we want them Io make sure they have as much information as possible." The Judge, appointed to the bench last year, stressed the need for fair and effective justice whichl he said, "is only possible with a broad background in both civil and criminal law, and with ex- perience in the problems faced by wage earners and wners of small businesses. Judge Day gan his legal praclice with the Rohnert Park firm of Fredericks and Swenson before moving his praclice to Santa Rosa. He served as a director of the Rohnert Park Chamber of C-mmerce and as a member ,,f he Sonoma County Bar Association and the Redwood Empire Trial Lawyers A.,;sociation. He also served a ,e:year term on the County Board of Education from |.q69-t973. and was a member ,f the Santa Rosa General Plan Advisory Committee. For many years Judge Day was aclive in youth activities in Rohnerl Park and Santa Rosa. He is a graduate of Bmll Hall Law School at U.C. One Local Number For All Your Travel Needs Call Louise Andersen 894-4190 COMPLETE TRAVEL ARRANGEMENTS - NO CHARGE FOR OUR -ravel Service 6920 COMMERCE ROHNEIT PARK [795:6gO2] TERRY HAEHL Mdn,lci'r He also has been a faculty basis member at U.C. and Sonoma Onion State University, He is a Byrne, member of the Democratic and his Central CommitLee. The Judge and his wife Jean, have April. one'son, Douglas. for the Sonoma he the Grant the trial instructor of Professor Police graduate "Being Raymond Byrne Raymond Byrne, Deputy District Attorney, is known for his flamboyant courtroom style and a tough law and order philosophy. He will be challenging Municipal Court Judge Richard Day in the June 3 primary. Byrne is a felony trial prosecutor for Sonoma County. After Byrne became an attorney in 1964, he pracliced civil and criminal law in Los Angeles. He ,riginated and formulated he Consumer and En- vironmental Protection l)ivision of L.A. and established the Abatement Section of the Los Angeles District Attorney's office. This involved criminal and civil abatements and civil injunctive reliefs. Byrne h-lds a Juris Doctorate Degree• Loyola. and a board cerlified Criminal Law Specialist. 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