Next week the voters of Walla Walla will go to the polls to decide issues big and small. One of the hardest and most important decisions we have to make are the local candidates.
Local candidates don't buy TV time and they don't commission robo-calls. It's hard to get to know these people. I know one of the candidates, Kris Hedine who is running for part-time Walla Walla District Court judge. Let me tell you a bit about him.
I have known Kris from the days when we were classmates at Wa-Hi. We also attended the University of Washington together.
In addition, Kris was my supervisor at HighSpeed Communications and he has done legal work for me. We have maintained a personal and professional relationship over four decades and I can say that Kris has always been a man of ability, compassion, intellect and integrity.
Kris is an outstanding person and Walla Walla will be well served by electing him part-time Walla Walla District Court judge.