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2nd judicial circuit

- I liked Errol Powell, despite the fact that he didn't know why I love his name (Weasley's owl, HP). He seemed quite "judge-like" to me and had good amounts of experience.

- Frank Sheffield is too southern for me. I'd prefer him in a role where no one has to hear him talk. I really liked his wife, and enjoyed what he had to say, if not how he said it. He did seem a little weird about growing up here and living here forever. I'm not sure I'd want him to be making decisions, though. And it's time for him to move.

- Lisa Raleigh seems like a great person but I'm not so sure about the judge aspect. I think it's great she's a breast cancer survivor, and I really respect her ideals on the environment. But those things do not a great judge make. Barb and David Abrams think she's the best candidate for this race. I will compare and contrast Powell and Raleigh a little more, but if you have any insight...

I didn't meet all the candidates for any of the other races.

Angela Dempsey is the incumbent and from what I hear, miserable. David had some really awful examples of how she is in court. From what I've heard so far, I'm not really a fan.

Bill Miller, her opponent, was not so bad. He was fun to talk to, and a quick thinker. I probably talked to him the longest. I think I'd trust his interpretations of the law, even though he seemed quite conservative. I think I'm okay with that.

Nina Ashenafi-Richardson... well, she has the name recognition thanks to her husband, but I didn't find her all that exciting. And I didn't care for one of her radio commercials I heard. She is way politically trained and that annoys me.

Dawn Caloca-Johnson bored me. She had some good things to say regarding juveniles, but was otherwise... boring. Plus she had on way too much makeup under her eyes, even in her pictures.

Leonard.... something. Not a very good politician, but quite a cool person. He didn't have the huge "HI MY NAME IS" sort of button everyone else did. I think he'd be a good judge. He's just lousy at getting elected.

Somebody Frank? Bored me, and was ugly and unkempt. Plus I was sitting there talking to him, and he seemed more interested in cracking jokes with Frank Sheffield.

So really, any thoughts?


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Jul. 28th, 2008 10:03 pm (UTC)
What's the name recognition on Richardson?

I think the fact that we vote for judges is rather silly.
Jul. 29th, 2008 02:58 pm (UTC)
Either they hired my mom when he left the Gadsden County School Board or they overlapped for one year. I think it's the former.
Jul. 29th, 2008 04:36 pm (UTC)
cool! I think that makes you famous.
Jul. 29th, 2008 01:31 am (UTC)
Frank Sheffield is an outstanding attorney.

Bill Miller was the Chapter 7 trustee. He's smart, down-to-earth, and good with people. I'd vote for him in a heartbeat.

That's all I gots to say.
Jul. 29th, 2008 01:42 am (UTC)
Frank Sheffield is a good attorney...
... he's also kinda scummy and gives me the heebie jeebies.
Jul. 29th, 2008 01:47 am (UTC)
I don't know him personally . . .
Jul. 29th, 2008 02:20 am (UTC)
My only experience with him is what I heard from the attorneys at my office. I'll admit that info is probably skewed. However I know the few times I've shared an elevator with him, I get that "yuck" feeling from being around him.
Jul. 29th, 2008 12:29 pm (UTC)
Do outstanding attorneys always become outstanding judges? I hear he is going to win, regardless.
Jul. 29th, 2008 01:54 pm (UTC)
He's going to win because he has the most money and is part of the "good ol' boy network" like Willie Meggs and Larry Campbell.

As far as outstanding attorneys becoming outstanding judges, the only one I've known as both is Ron Flury. He's a friend so I'm admittedly biased, but he seemed to be a good judge the times I've watched him.
Jul. 29th, 2008 05:47 pm (UTC)
Not necessarily.

But bad attorneys don't become good judges.
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