Presiding Judge Cope is being challenged by Coachella Valley attorney.

The Desert Sun reports that Judge Mark Cope’s judicial position will be challenged by a local Coachella Valley attorney. The attorney is Leonard Jack Cravens who has filed paperwork with the Riverside County Registrar that will allow candidates to collect signatures in order to run for office.

The desert community has been particularly vociferous in supporting Judge Cope’s replacement as presiding judge with a petition.

 Any challenge to Judge Cope’s position would only be effective a year from now when the formal declaration period begins in January.




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