The Governor’s Council may not be well-known, but it is a deeply important part of our judicial system, acting as the approving board for the Governor’s selections to state judge and state commissioner positions. At a moment when judicial strength, integrity, and independence have never been more important, we must ensure that our Governor’s Councillors meet the highest standards. We need people committed to reform, transparency, and professionalism who are committed to making sure our judges are committed to fairness, equity, and justice. But we must also work to confirm judges that uphold our shared values: a commitment to inclusivity and diversity, a recognition of modern demands of criminal justice reform, and a sensitivity to the impact of national issues on statewide jurisprudence. Our members have voted to endorse Nick Carter in order to uphold these qualities on the Governor’s Council.
Here are some of the things our members said about Mr. Carter:
“I really appreciate his vision for the ways the Governor’s Council can contribute to positive social change, especially through promoting inclusiveness in the judicial system.”
“Nick Carter will bring a fresh perspective to the Governor’s Council… [he will] maintain judicial independence in the face of increasing attacks on the courts.”
“[Nick Carter was able to] highlight just what he could bring to the job with a change of current leadership. He is progressive and won me over with his connection to and experience with the immigrant population…”
The primary election will be held on Tuesday, September 4th. Please remember to support Nick Carter for Governor’s Council when you go vote!