Please click this link to all videos available on Sandy's Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/sandyrussellforjudge/videos
I have created and edited all of my own videos. No, I have no formal training in video making or editing. But as I have always done in my life, I put in the hours to teach myself and learn. As you compare my website to that of the other candidates, you will see that I have put in tremendous effort and time into educating the voters on what a Superior Court Judge does and why broad legal experience is important. You can expect this same level of commitment from me as your next Superior Court Judge.
Sandy on being a lawyer for the people and the obstacles people face in accessing the Courts and legal representation.
Sandy on why a Superior Court Judge should have experience handling divorces and child custody cases, and to have their own children i.e. life experience. Neither of Sandy's opponents have any experience with family law cases. I apologize for the graininess of the video. At the time of editing, I had not quite figured out the export settings.
Sandy's client, Elaine Armstead, talks about how Sandy fought for the truth in her case to obtain justice for Elaine and her experience with a bad judge who obstructed their ability to get the truth to the jury. This was a case that Sandy litigated for over four years before she could get in front of a jury, only to have the Judge make objections for the defense, cross examine her witnesses for the defense, and eventually move for a mistrial on behalf of the defense. In the end, Sandy did get justice for Elaine.
What does a Superior Court Judge do? Why is it important for a Superior Court Judge to have a broad range of legal experience? Why is it important for a Superior Court Judge to have both civil and criminal jury trial experience? Neither of Sandy's opponents have any civil jury trial experience.
Sandy on why she is running.
Sandy believes in equal application of the law and that politics has no place in the courtroom. She believes that the evidence and the law should control outcomes. As a result, Sandy has received significant bi-partisan support and these citizens stand with Sandy.
Sandy on what its like to campaign and to be personally attacked. Sandy admits she is not a perfect person or a perfect lawyer. Humility is an extremely important trait for a good Superior Court Judge to have.
Attorney Kristal Holmes who has worked on cases with Sandy and against Sandy endorses her for Superior Court Judge. Sandy is "all about justice, it's what makes her tick."
Retired Judge Kenny Adair from Texas who has worked with Sandy on cases recommends Sandy for Superior Court Judge because of her extensive jury trial experience and high quality trial skills training.
Sandy hosts a live Panel Discussion with 9 trial lawyers with significant jury trial experience to talk about their experiences with Judges and what makes a good judge for the benefit of voters to help them know what to look for in choosing a judicial candidate.
Sandy, who has not sewn since her home economics class in the 1980s, made face masks to distribute to the community for free. Sandy believes in giving back to the community.
Sandy's favorite book: A Grief Observed by C.S. Lewis because it helped her to get through the tragic death of her 7 year-old daughter, Madeleine.
Sandy's on her childhood.
Sandy practices axe throwing. Sandy knows how to have a little fun.