[EDITOR'S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader(s). It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The Waterland Blog nor its staff:]
Hard work and integrity. Those are the characteristics that anyone serving in public office should aspire to, and commit themselves to. Those are the characteristics of Judge Veronica Galvan.
Unanimously appointed by the City Council, for six years she has demonstrated her hard work and integrity as our judge in one of the lower-profile (though most important) positions in City of Des Moines government. Only because of a recent change in state law does she have to stand for election.
While a separate part of the government, Judge Galvan has worked cooperatively with City staff to make streamlined improvements to our court. Her efforts have resulted in lower costs to the City, thus freeing up funds to be spent on closing our structural budget gap. On her own initiative, she applied for and received grants to make important changes to the court. All of these things have shown how Judge Galvan’s hard work has paid dividends to our citizens.
As our judge, Veronica Galvan has handle the position with dignity and integrity. Our citizens know that they will get a fair hearing before her, regardless of their background or what crime they have been charged with. Integrity is the key to our system of justice, and Judge Galvan has demonstrated that consistently over the years.
Our citizens and our City deserve a judge who will work hard to improve our court, and who will execute her duties with the utmost of integrity. It is for that reason we proudly endorse her for election.
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