Steve Smith Has A Vision For The Public Defender's Office

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

One of the important contested political campaigns in Hamilton County is the race for public defender.  Steve Smith is seeking to replace Ardena Garth.  

I have known Steve professionally in his roles as a defense attorney and as a prosecutor.  As a defense attorney Steve was an advocate for his client's rights and as a prosecutor his goal was to always seek justice.  He understood his responsibilities.  

Now, he is ready to accept a new responsibility – protecting the rights of indigent defendants accused of crimes.  This is a very important role in our society.  It is one of many important constitutional safeguards in our republic.  Steve understands the duty of this position to the indigent and the accountability to the taxpayers.  

Steve has spent a considerable amount of time planning for this campaign after deciding why he wanted to run.  He has recognized a need for a change and has a vision for the future of this office.

Because of his experience, integrity, and determination I will cast my vote for Steve Smith. 

Mike A. Little

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