By Greg Jones
Attorney and retired El Dorado County Superior Court Commissioner Stephen W. Valentine has endorsed Joseph Hoffman for judge. Valentine was a candidate in the judicial race in last spring’s primary election.
The annoncement was made Sept. 28.
In a letter recently issued to his friends and supporters, Valentine stated, “Mr. Hoffman has maintained the high ground, been honest and willing to discuss the real issues of El Dorado County’s needs within the court. No politics, no dirty tricks, no slimy Sacramento mudslinging, just a desire to help our community and improve our court.
“This November please join me in voting for Joe Hoffman for Superior Court judge.”
A candidate for judge in the runoff election on Nov. 6, Hoffman has handled hundreds of cases in El Dorado County since founding his private law practice in 1995. He has also served as an El Dorado County Superior Court judge pro tem since 2001, and as a local private judge sought by both sides for fair and prompt decisions.
About Joseph Hoffman: Attorney and Judge Pro Tem Joseph Hoffman has dedicated his entire career to providing just and equitable outcomes for local individuals, families and small-businesses owners. Married 16 years, Hoffman and wife Sheri have two children, and live in El Dorado County.
Contributing to his community, he coaches AAU basketball, and is a Rotarian and American Leadership Forum Senior Fellow, Class XIV. Hoffman earned a Juris Doctor degree with dean’s list honors from Golden Gate University School of Law in 1994, and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from UC Davis in 1991. For more information, visit hoffman4judge.com or facebook.com/hoffman4judge.
Also endorsing Hoffman are Superior Court Judges Douglas Phimister and Daniel Proud, District Attorney Vern Pierson, and other prosecutors.