This year the Judicial Elections are markedly different from 2016 when there were only 4 open seats (also known as 'Offices'). When the deadline for filing closed this year, there were 10 open seats.
An 'open seat' means a seat where a judge has decided to retire and vacate his or her seat to allow voters to decide on a successor. I had initially chosen Office 126, however, that soon filled up with 3 other candidates. Based on my 2016 experience, I decided to file my candidacy in Office 71 where I will face only one opponent.
This choice means that my campaign will be over on June 5, 2018, as where there are only 2 candidates, the candidate with more than 50% of the vote wins the election. In seats with more than 2 candidates (such as Office 126), the top 2 vote-getters continue campaigning until the November election.
My experience in 2016 tells me that my best chance of winning the election is in Office 71, and that with a little luck, and some hard campaigning, the voters will chose David Berger for Judge on June 5, 2018. I hope you agree and will spread the word to your friends and family: Vote David Berger for Judge, Office No. 71.