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posted: 3/16/2012 11:05 AM

Walters for circuit judge

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I have known Judge John Walters for approximately 15 years. As a fellow attorney, I have had the opportunity to work on various matters where we have been on the opposite side of the table. John has always been ethical in dealing with legal matters, and his knowledge of the law and competence supersedes that of most attorneys. When many did not care about the client, John Walters gave great attention to ensure that his clients were properly represented and received the best outcome available to them.

I have also known Judge John Walters as a member of the Elgin City Council. His advice and input on the city council was invaluable. His contribution toward the community and public service is commendable when others simply do what is best for themselves. John has also given his time to numerous other nonprofit organizations, including his church.

But the biggest compliment Judge John Walters received toward his abilities to be judge was to be appointed by the Illinois Supreme Court to the position of Kane County Circuit Court Judge for the Sixteenth Judicial Circuit. This honor was not because he knew someone on the inside but because his outstanding leadership and contributions to the legal community proved he was the best choice for the position.

It is now up to you, the voter, to make the choice to keep Judge John Walters as a Sixteenth Judicial Circuit Court Judge. I know he has my vote, and I hope he has yours, too.

Colleen G. Thomas


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