This job is about judgment. It’s about making difficult decisions in the most important cases for our community, and those decisions should not be left to someone who has never successfully prosecuted a single felony trial. It is impossible to make the tough judgement calls necessary for this job if you’ve never stood before a jury with a murder victim’s widow sitting behind you in the gallery. And it is impossible to run an office of people who face that burden every day when you’ve never been in their shoes. Experience matters. Your elected DA should not be learning on the job.