At the Castro’s low-lit Eureka Lounge last night, Michael Nava (pictured at right in one of our old photos) officially kicked off his campaign for San Francisco Superior Court judge.
“I want to be an agent for justice in the judicial system,” Nava told Legal Pad during a brief break from mingling with supporters. “As a Latino and a gay man, I’ve been on the receiving end of injustice. For me, equal protection isn’t just a slogan. It’s a necessity.”
Nava said he’s been “energized” by all of the new people he’s been meeting in his nascent campaign, and that he’s been surprised by “the willingness of people in these difficult economic times to write pretty big checks.”
Among those in attendance at the party were Supervisor David Campos, author Katherine Forrest, and Ron Flynn, former co-chair of Bay Area Lawyers for Individual Freedom.
Nava, a staff attorney for state Supreme Court Justice Carlos Moreno and author of seven novels, is also chronicling his campaign on a blog called “The Year of Judicious Living.”
— Kate Moser