East Bay Times / Mercury News Editorial

East Bay Times 1/14/2020

“… Our recommendation — and it’s not an easy decision — is veteran criminal defense attorney Elena Condes, who has run a solo practice in Berkeley since 1993.

Of the three candidates, she stands out as the best experienced and most familiar with the workings of Alameda County courts. Condes’ practice focuses on courtroom advocacy that’s a key part of the day-to-day operations of the local judicial system.

While endorsements usually don’t count much for our recommendations, Condes’ support from 21 current and two retired Alameda County judges says a lot. These are the jurists who have seen her work, who can perhaps best judge whether she’s cut out to be a judge...”