A court’s mission is to resolve the disputes brought before it. Not only must a court be current in the law, the judge must set a respectful tone to enable all parties to equally present their facts and be meaningfully heard. Only then can a judge fairly apply the law and render a sound, well-reasoned decision.
“I bring judicial experience to my candidacy. For forty-seven times, I have had the experience of presiding in a Monroe County courtroom, affording the parties an opportunity to present their cases, applying the law and making legally sound decisions. Four different courts have appointed me to serve as a judge pro tempore when the regular judge was unavailable. I have repeatedly demonstrated a respectful judicial temperament and made impartial decisions.”
“I also bring a history of diverse cultural experience to my candidacy. My parents enrolled me in a Spanish Language Immersion School starting in kindergarten. My classmates and I were taught and spoke only Spanish. At this young age and continuing through graduation, I understood and appreciated other communities as if my own. Because I am fluent in Spanish, interning at an immigration law firm allowed me to help non-citizens with immigration concerns in their own language. I am committed to bring these values of inclusion and diversity to Monroe Circuit Court, Seat 7.”
Jana and Brice Teter
Donna and Phil Stevens