I am composing in support of Juanita Bocanegra for 58th District Courtroom judge.
I satisfied Juanita in 1991. She was one particular of my pre-calculus and AP calculus pupils at West Ottawa Superior School. This could possibly not appear like a amazing achievement, as a lot of students consider these classes. Even so, Juanita was a migrant student. Each and every 12 months from fourth to 12th grade, Juanita would depart Michigan in November to go to university in Texas returning in March.
Juanita had numerous traits which compensated for the difficulty of modifying educational institutions two times each and every calendar year. She was pretty intelligent, exceptionally inspired to attend college or university and had the support of her moms and dads. I sent my notes to her and upon her return to Michigan we labored together after college. Juanita’s hard function led to her results. I saw terrific guarantee for her upcoming.
Juanita attained complete-journey tutorial scholarships to several faculties. She chose Grand Valley Point out University, where by she graduated from the Honors application with a degree in worldwide relations. After graduation, she labored complete-time as a lawful assistant at a area legislation company though attending regulation faculty nights and weekends. After earning her Juris Medical professional Degree in 2008, she was employed as an lawyer in a Grand Rapids law firm. Because 2011, Juanita has served Ottawa County as an assistant prosecutor.
Juanita has encounter in civil and felony legislation. Prior to becoming a member of the prosecutor’s business office, her exercise incorporated relatives regulation, company law and normal civil litigation. As an assistant prosecutor, she has managed hundreds of cases from misdemeanors to felonies including armed robberies and murder. She has tried using a lot of of individuals conditions just before juries.
Just after all these several years, I nonetheless see in Juanita the capacity, motivation and integrity that will make sure reasonable and just rulings as a judge for Ottawa County 58th District Courtroom.