Due to the retirement of a very fine Chancery Court judge, Judge Frank Brown, we citizens have an opportunity to choose between two good candidates for Chancellor in the next election. Joe Manuel and Pam Fleenor are both running for the position.
If being caring and smart met the full requirements for being Chancery Court judge, most of us might make a great judges. However, more is required to be an excellent Chancery Court judge. Considerable trial experience, along with extensive study of the law, is a preferred requirement.
I will be voting for Joe Manuel as the next Chancellor. This decision was not reached quickly. Before making this decision, I studied information about the candidates, heard both of them speak and reviewed their literature.
If you want an honest, caring, fair person, just flip a coin and vote. Based on these criteria, both are qualified.
If you want to pick a judge based on the largest number of campaign signs, choose Ms. Fleenor.
If you want a Chancellor with the most trial experience, choose Mr. Manuel.
If you want a Chancellor who has authored the most publications about the law, choose Mr. Manuel.
If you have the time, go to JoeManuel.com and PamFleenor.com. Compare the experience and attributes of both people for yourself. I suspect you will be even more confident in casting a vote for Joe Manuel as our next Chancellor.