To the Editor-
The selection of a judge for our circuit court is an important ballot choice that is sometimes forgotten by more publicized statewide or national elections. In my view, the best candidate is the one with the most experience as a practicing lawyer. In the race for Portage County Circuit Court, Judge Robert Shannon is that candidate.
Judges have the serious responsibility of making fair and impartial decisions every day about the law that affects the lives of people in our community. Having the wisdom of experience acquired by day-in, day-out, year-after-year practice of law representing citizens in our community is crucial for a judge.
Judge Shannon is the only candidate who has 27 years of experience practicing law as an attorney in our community in federal and circuit courts. I know Judge Shannon to be smart and a careful lawyer who has earned the respect of his colleagues and clients over the decades of resolving legal disputes as a practicing lawyer.
A candidate for judge has to be well-prepared, ready and able to perform his or her duty on day one. Judge Shannon has shown that he has those capabilities as our sitting circuit court judge. Your Branch 2 is in good hands with Judge Shannon.
Please join me on April 5, and vote for Judge Shannon.