Amid growing dissatisfaction and growing mistrust over appointed judges, Orange County-based attorney Eugene Jizhak is gaining momentum in his bid to unseat political appointee Deborah Chuang.
According to media reports, the appointment of judges by the governor has become a highly contentious issue due to growing level of mistrust. Most notably, residents believe that the voters are more skilled than the governor at evaluating a candidate, as well as the desire to hold judges accountable through the electoral process.
Jizhak, a graduate of UCLA who was found to be well qualified by peer review and recommendation by numerous community leaders, believes that many of the sitting judges today were appointed by past and present Governor(s) of California, and as such are not accountable to the residents of Orange County.
In recent month Jizhak managed to garner the support of many of Orange County residents. Ken Z Liang, an Irvine Attorney wrote, “I feel strongly that Eugene Jizhak is the best candidate for the post of Superior Court Judge of Orange County and look forward to him serving our citizens James Liang, CEO of Flag Finance International, wrote, “ we have gathered together many of the Chinese leaders at civic centers, churches, and Asian Pacific Centers, to endorse and support Eugene Jizhak for Orange County Judge. . . . ”Nancy Warner, Esq., writer, property manager, & entrepreneur wrote, “Eugene is the best candidate for judge because what he wants for himself he wants for others. Hard work, competence and sincerity are a given.” Adam Fong, Civil Engineer, stated: “Eugene has represented me for many years on business and real estate matters and has bailed me out numerous times, I strongly endorse Eugene as a non-appointed Judge in Orange County.”
Lee Cohen MD, MS, & CEO of MMM wrote, “Eugene is one of the most honest, hard working, and ethical attorneys that I know of. As a person he is steadfast in his independence and good judgment, compassionate for both people and animals, and is an overall example of greatness that any community leader or government official should follow through with in their duties to society. I think any community will be exceptionally lucky to have him as their Judge . . .”
“Judges must be fair and treat all citizens equally and uphold the State and Federal Constitutions,” according to statements made by Jizhak.