I take my right to vote seriously. I donâ€™t recall missing an election since I became of voting age. That said, I am embarrassed to say that most years I have walked into the voting booth with little or no information about the individuals running for judge.
This is ironic, because I believe that judges occupy some of the most important roles in our society. If judges are not intelligent, impartial and thoughtful, then how can we have justice?
I believe that John Dalton has these qualities and that he will make a fine judge. He is a person of great integrity andâ€”to my knowledgeâ€”is the only candidate who has refused to accept campaign contributions from lawyers or organizations that represent lawyers.
Most of us have the good fortune not to have to appear before a judge on matters of great seriousness. If I were to be in such position, I would want John Dalton on the bench.