I had never heard of Kevin Hayden until he was appointed District Attorney. I knew Ricardo Arroyo. Arroyo is a household political name that has lasted at least two generations and three city councilors. I met with Felix Arroyo in 2016 and I endorsed Ricardo Arroyo when he ran for the city council.
I was therefore initially inclined to stay out of the District Attorney race or support Ricardo Arroyo. Arroyo’s political philosophy and mine are closely aligned, and he is certainly a gifted politician.
But today, I am endorsing Kevin Hayden, public servant, over the politician.