This week we are thrilled to pull back the curtain on a political position that people don't know that much about......What exactly is the role of a Superior Court Judge and what makes somebody want to run for that office?
We were lucky enough to sit down and chat with the incredible CJ Mody who is running for San Diego Superior Court Judge Office 18 and talk all about what led him to throw his hat in the ring.
CJ Mody has been a deputy district attorney for 17 years and has spent the last 13 years with the Family Protection Division, prosecuting homicide, domestic violence, child abuse, elder abuse, and child pornography cases. He has a history of being fair and even tempered making him a great attorney and judicial candidate.
He and his family immigrated to the United States from India when he was 12 and he has been a resident of San Diego ever since. CJ and Harriet both attended the Bishop's School in La Jolla, CA for middle and high school and both went on to attend the University of San Diego for undergrad which they touch on in the podcast. CJ speaks about how Bishop's helped to shape him into the person he is today!
In this episode we cover
⭐️ The pivotal moment that inspired him to make a career out of protecting and fighting for victims.
⭐️How to keep implicit bias out of this non partisan position and treat everybody equally whether they are Republican, Democrat or somewhere in between.
⭐️Having the courage to be disliked when making a ruling.
⭐️Why Courage and Morality are such huge parts of being a Superior Court Judge and how CJ exemplifies those traits in all aspects of his life.
⭐️How to bridge the political divide between right and left and meet each other in the middle.
⭐️Why it's so important to be polite and cordial with your opponent.
It's a great episode that we really enjoyed and CJ Mody would make a wonderful San Diego Superior Court Judge.
Stay tuned for Friday when we interview his opponent Roberta Winston!