Two sitting judges were among those filing for re-election; those hoping to be elected in this year’s election term were all District Court and Family Court judges, while a few Justice Court judges are also up for re-election. The Las Vegas Tribune caught up with Family Court judge Kenneth Pollock of Department J and Las Vegas Justice Court judge Diana Sullivan of Department 12 while they were at the election department filing for the 2014 election. Judge Pollock has been on the bench for six years and is ready to campaign to retain his position in Family Court. Judge Pollock was one of the Las Vegas Tribune endorsees in the last election, and the newspaper hopes that the community is able to see the judge’s hard work and dedication in serving the people of Las Vegas in Family Court. He has been one of the hardest working judges in Family Court; just last November, the Las Vegas Tribune wrote that Judge Pollock and Judge Cynthia Giuliani were the only two judges available the Wednesday before Thanksgiving at the Family Court building. In just a few years, Judge Pollock’s administrative and case management skills have helped him reach many milestones: hearing the most motions in Family Court; being second in the family division with the most trials and conferences heard; being tied for the lowest number of appeals in Clark County; and never being reversed by the state’s highest court among them. Prior to serving as the judge in Department J, Family Court division, Judge Pollock served as an attorney at law for 13 years, as an arbitrator for the Eighth Judicial District Court of Nevada for seven years and as a Judge pro tem. He received his education in California and earned a BA in political science and sociology from the University of California, San Diego, and a JD in law from the University of San Diego School of Law. Diana Sullivan was elected to the bench in 2008, and last Monday she told the newspaper that she hopes to be retained in that position for another six years. She is a native Las Vegan, attended Western High School and is one of the very few “youngsters” in Las Vegas who never worked in the gaming or hotel industry; she went to work at Southwest Gas after graduating from high school and later attended law school. Judge Sullivan was one of the judges endorsed by the Las Vegas Tribune in the last election, and the newspaper has followed her career on the bench and is satisfied with her performance during her first term.