Outgoing district attorney throws support toward Cantu

Dear Editor:

I want to thank you for giving me the opportunity to serve San Benito County as your district attorney for the past 19 years.

I am not seeking another term and will return to private practice. As you know, we voters have a responsibility to elect a replacement district attorney who will completely and fairly execute the duties of the office.

I am writing to tell you why I am supporting Arthur Cantu for district attorney.

I have know Arthur Cantu for nearly a decade. I have tried cases against him and have had the opportunity to observe him in the courtroom.

Mr. Cantu has built a successful private practice from scratch in San Benito County. Art is a competent attorney who has worked in the local court system and understands the needs of San Benito County. Mr. Cantu is experience in dealing with San Benito County judges, juries and law enforcement.

Mr. Cantu knows the staff of the district attorney’s office and is the only candidate in the current election to personally meet with me, share his ideas and solicit my endorsement. There will be no learning curve for Art.

Mr. Cantu is ready and able to perform the job and I am confident that if he is elected that the transition will be seamless. Art is a man of integrity and has my respect.

The public will be well served if Arthur Cantu is elected. Please vote for Arthur Cantu for district attorney.

Harry Damkar,

San Benito County District Attorney

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