J.B. Bennett Will Be A Fair, Ethical Patient Judge - And Response

Thursday, April 10, 2014

I am writing to express my support for J.B. Bennett as our next Hamilton County Circuit Court judge, Division 1.

I have practiced law in Hamilton County for over 20 years, and I have tried a great number of jury trials before many of the courts in our city and throughout region.  Based on these experiences, I believe J.B. has the right qualities to be a superb judge. In my opinion, he is the most qualified candidate for Circuit Court judge. 

He has earned a reputation among his colleagues as a man who is fair, ethical, and patient. All excellent attributes for a judge.   

Please join me and vote for J.B. Bennett for Circuit judge, during early voting, April 16-May 1, or on election day, May 6.

Lee Davis 

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Support J.B. Bennett for Division 1, Circuit Court judge.  J.B. exemplifies the integrity and balance required to be our next Division 1 Circuit Court judge. 

J.B. and his family are cornerstones, firmly rooted in our community, and as such, have represented our region with honor and distinction. Due to this inherent trait, it is no surprise J.B. has offered himself to be a public servant. 

Please join me in supporting and voting for J.B Bennett as our next Division 1 Circuit Court judge. Early voting is April 16 through May 1. Election day is May 6.

Roger Tuder


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