At the Mammoth Lakes Chamber of Commerce Candidate’s Forum last May, I witnessed an interesting exchange between Superior Court judge candidates Magit and Gephart. I was sitting in the front row as the candidates were seating themselves. The only person missing was Ms. Hankel. I watched, as Magit said he had better call her to find out where she was. Gephart responded by saying, “Don’t call her.” Magit said I am calling her, and it was a good thing he did. She thought the forum started at 6:00pm instead of 5:00pm, and she rushed in a few minutes late. I had witnessed an unguarded moment into Mark Magit’s personality. He could have done nothing, but he didn’t. He showed honesty, integrity, and compassion for a fellow candidate — traits I want in a superior court judge.