His boss' endorsement helped. A last-minute contribution that bought $2,000 in radio time didn't hurt.
But Deputy Dist. Atty. Charles Wickersham says former Mayor Roger Hedgecock--the man whose political career he helped destroy--deserves most of the credit for his election to the San Diego County Superior Court.
"That's the thing that convinced me I should try for it," Wickersham said Wednesday, referring to his successful prosecution of Hedgecock last year for campaign financing violations. "In the final analysis, I think it's the thing that made the difference."
Wickersham, a 20-year veteran prosecutor who ran as a law-and-order candidate, handily defeated San Diego Municipal Judge E. Mac Amos Jr. for the seat vacated by Judge Earl H. Maas Jr., who retired. Final tallies showed Wickersham with 54% of the vote to Amos' 46%.