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Hi I'm Randy

I am from California. Most of my professional life I have been a Superior Court Judge. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am happily married and have 6 adult children with 9 grandchildren. My wife and I are very active and enjoy hiking, kayaking and canoeing. We also enjoy travelling, particularly in South America and Europe. We are both fluent in Portuguese, having lived in Brazil in the past. We especially enjoy spending time with our children and grandchildren.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon first and foremost because I believe that Jesus Christ lives and that he is my Savior. While I have always believed in Jesus Christ I have not always been a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. (Mormon) My conversion to the Mormon Church, after having been a member of another Christian Church, occurred when I was a young man. This came about because I came to believe that while most churches were good, they taught things that were the result of changes men made in the original teachings of Jesus Christ in the first few centuries following his crucifixion. When I learned that Joseph Smith had similar concerns about the Christian Churches of his day in the 19th Century I decided to pray to my Heavenly Father to learn for myself whether the Savior restored his original Church to the earth through Joseph Smith. The answer I received, and have continued to receive through the years was and is that he did. When I first received this answer to my prayers many years ago I decided to be baptized in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. This decision has blessed my life and that of my family immeasurably. This is why I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

My faith influences everything I do, whether it involves exercise or diet, to keep my body healthy, to serving in the community, such as work at the homeless shelter or the local food bank. My faith also helps me professionally in that I am sure I am a better judge because of my faith. For example, it helps me to be more respectful and patient with people when my natural inclination might be to act otherwise. Likewise it helps me to avoid jumping to conclusions too quickly and to withhold judgment until I have considered everyone's testimony and legal arguments. Finally, my faith has helped me to be a better husband, father and grandfather. It motivates me to constantly evaluate whether my conduct toward my family is consistent with the teachings of Jesus Christ.