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Tahoe-Truckee Bar Association assesses judicial candidates

Staff report

TRUCKEE, Calif. — The Tahoe-Truckee Bar Association recently announced the results of its plebiscite poll, ranking Robert Tice-Raskin to be “Best Qualified” of the two candidates for Nevada County Superior Court Judge in the Nov. 4 election.

Nevada County Assistant District Attorney Anna Ferguson is running against Tice-Raskin.

Earlier this month, the Tahoe-Truckee Bar Association conducted a plebiscite, requesting its members to assess the relative qualifications of the two candidates.

Prior to the plebiscite, the association asked each candidate to provide a brief biography and statement of qualifications. The association also invited the candidates to attend a continuing education event, which Ferguson and Tice-Raskin both attended.

The plebiscite was concluded on Sept. 10; the results were independently tallied and certified by TTBA President Jennifer M. Schaller. The plebiscite reflects an assessment by local attorneys on the judicial qualifications of the two candidates.


READ MORE: Tice-Raskin and Ferguson emerged from a crowded field of candidates in the June primary election.


The plebiscite was not an election among members of the association, and does not endorse either candidate. The plebiscite procedure focuses on qualifications from the perspective of a professional association, and does not necessarily reflect how members might vote in an election.

Nine of those responding ranked Tice-Raskin as highly qualified, compared to two such votes for Ferguson. One person rated Tice-Raskin as qualified, versus six votes for Ferguson. One person rated Ferguson as not qualified and one had no opinion.

Of the respondents, 10 voted Tice-Raskin best qualified, and eight voted Ferguson least qualified.