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Letter to the editor


October 15, 2020

My son, Brandon Johnson, is running to be Superior Court judge. I am a proud father and, of course, am hopeful he will be elected. If he is, it will be his turn to be struck by lightning. Let me explain.

We have two boys, Brandon and Jason. Brandon is 15 months older than Jason. In 1989, when Jason was 12, while at baseball practice behind Pi-Hi, he was struck by lightning. Their mother (Diane) and I were not there, but Brandon was. He saw his brother struck down. Jason’s heart stopped beating. He was technically dead. When the EMTs arrived, they used AED paddles to restart his heart. He...

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