Letters to the Editor

Election: Christopher is prepared to be a judge

My friends ask me, “Who should I vote for regarding Superior Court Judge Position 8?” My response is Dwayne Christopher. We work together on the Palmer Scholars board helping students attend college. I listen to distinguished retired judges (Karen Seinfeld, Rosanne Buckner, Gerry Alexander) and community leaders (Mayor Marilyn Strickland, Willie Stewart, Jim Walton) who have endorsed him.

For nine of his 18 years of legal experience Christopher was Judge Brian Tollefson’s judicial assistant. The TNT editorial board (7/12 endorsement) noted the “breadth of the law Christopher has soaked up - civil, criminal, employment, discrimination, juvenile, family law and more.”

But retired Judge Tollefson’s endorsement goes to the heart of why Christopher deserves your vote. Tollefson says his former protege is “thoroughly prepared and qualified” and he possesses “the temperament and demeanor to work with difficult cases.” This is the Dwayne Christopher I know, too.