Letters to the Editor

May 22, 2014

Robert Quall: Crass best for Congress

I have known Steve Crass since he was a boy at Central Presbyterian Church in Merced. It has been a privilege to watch him mature over the years into the man he is today.

Steve appeared in my court as a deputy district attorney in 2000. I realized the young man I knew from soccer, church functions and family outings had matured into a confident, successful lawyer. Steve tried his first jury trial in front of me. It was evident that Steve not only had a keen legal mind, but was aware of the importance of being totally prepared. Steve was articulate, confident and not intimidated by senior opposing counsel. He advocated his position based on his knowledge of law and facts, but he also had respect for the court staff, judge and his opponent.

I have followed Steve’s career with great interest. His time spent with the Navy Judge Advocate General, his experience as an assistant U.S. attorney, and his current position all give him a great background to successfully represent us in Congress. He will vigorously advocate for our Valley in matters that are important to us as a community. I am proud to endorse and support Steve Crass for Congress.

ROBERT QUALL

Superior Court judge (retired)

Merced

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