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posted: 10/28/2012 4:25 AM

Bench not a place for political hacks

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Bench not a place for political hacks

Judges should appointed on merit as professionals, not elected as political partisans.

It creates a dilemma here in DuPage County where, I as a Republican committeeman, am asked to get out the vote for a totally unqualified politician to put on the robe of a senior judge.

The Democrat, Alice Wilson, spends more time in a courtroom each week than her Republican opponent, Pat O'Shea, has in his entire life.

O'Shea is a politician who has a lied about his legal experience, and has a horrible attendance record in his present post on the County Board.

The bench should not be a cushy pension-booster for political hacks. We need to fill it with those like Mrs. Wilson who already has extensive courtroom presence, and experience as an administrative law judge.

We must make the best of the present system of electing judges by voting for those like Mrs. Wilson who are actually qualified even if they are not from the right political party.

Stan Zegel


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