To the Editor-
I am writing to support and encourage others to vote for Trish Baker on February 16, 2016 for Portage County Circuit Court Judge.
My respect for her continues to grow every day. Often when discussing Trish, I say, “She just gets it.” That is the truth; this woman ‘just gets it’.
I, like Trish, am very involved in the community. I have lived in Portage County my entire life, as has my family. I have a vested interest in taking care of what I call home, and so does Trish. We care about our community, and I think anyone elected judge needs to genuinely care.
Anyone can say they care, but the proof is in the actions. I have two children getting a great education form the Stevens Point Area Public School District. As she is a board member and treasurer, I say “Thank you Trish” for having a guiding role in their education. Not that long ago this board was having negative issues. Trish never gave up on my kids or any child in our schools. Recently the school board seems to be thriving…she just gets it!
Trish is an elected Trustee for the Village of Park Ridge, she and I interact very frequently with this role. Budgets are tight, the village is small, the challenges are many, and the work is hard. I have and continue to bring many tough issues to this board. The decisions are not easy, but Trish is always asking the right questions to fully understand the issues and all of the potential options and ramifications. She takes the time to understand, does the research and investigates as needed to make the best decisions – sounds like something a judge may often have to do! Board members are often invited by me to extra-curricular activities involving my role with the village. Trish is always there for us, always.
One can only write so much in a short letter to the editor. I have only highlighted two of the many great things I want to say about Trish. She is part of, and is in a leadership role with many other great community groups. I haven’t spoken to any of her legal experience and qualifications which are plentiful, qualifying her for the position. I wouldn’t write this if she didn’t have the legal qualifications and experience. She also supports and has made sacrifices for our military. She is running against three other candidates, but Trish Baker deserves your vote.
Still not convinced, or leaning towards another candidate – please call me, let’s talk!
February 16– Trish Baker, Judge. She just gets it.