"In the 57th District Court race, we recommend Edward L. Piña, 59, for the Democratic nomination. A civil rights attorney with 30 years experience, Piña offers a much needed change in this civil court.
Piña has the breadth of knowledge and experience needed on this bench. He has participated in more than 100 trials and an equal number of mediations.
The incumbent, Antonia “Toni” Arteaga, ruffled many feathers at the courthouse when, as a political newcomer, she defeated a well-respected incumbent in 2008. Her first few years on the bench were rocky due to her lack of experience. Things have stabilized to some degree; however, her judicial temperament and abrasive manner of dealing with county staff have not improved." (Editorial Board)