By Jim Ratajczak
Democrat staff writer
El Dorado County Superior Court Judge Nelson K. Brooks won election Tuesday night, trouncing candidate Robert Huckabay in the polls.
The incumbent Brooks received 76 percent of the vote and will continue to serve as the countys District 9 judge on the Cameron Park bench.
I see my role as a judge to be the tireless and unswerving dedication to upholding the law and applying it fairly, without prejudice or preference, to everyone who appears before me, he said on his Website. I believe firmly that judges should interpret the law and not legislate from the bench.
Brooks was appointed to his position in 2009 by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger to fill the vacancy left by retiring Judge Eddie T. Keller.
Since taking office in Department 9 in Cameron Park I have worked hard to identify areas where costs could be cut and the courts service to our community improved by eliminating unnecessary, duplicative and expensive court appearances, said Brooks on his site.
Prior to serving as a Superior Court judge, Brooks spent 27 years as a trial attorney. He received his law degree from the University of California Hastings College of the Law in 1982.
Huckabay, Brooks opponent, could not be reached for comment.
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