A Vote For Christie Sell Is The Right Choice

Friday, August 01, 2014

What a privilege it is to write this letter on behalf of Judge Christie Sell.  I met Judge Sell years ago, and have been very blessed to call her a friend and mentor over the last two years.  As a young female attorney in Hamilton County, it is extremely important to have a respected female mentor. Judge Sell has been that person for me.

She swore me into the practice of law in October 2012. In July 2013, I approached her about her campaign for reelection.  I had never worked on a campaign before, and had no desire to work in politics.  I didn’t ask to become involved with her campaign to start a career in politics. I wanted to be involved with her campaign because of what she does for the community, how she conducts herself on the bench, and quite frankly, how she treats other people. I didn’t just want to volunteer, I wanted to run her campaign. Next thing I knew, I was her campaign manager, signing up for one of the most rewarding years of my life.  Judge Sell took a risk on me; a young attorney with no political experience to speak of.  I later learned that what she saw in me was a person who would be loyal to her, committed to getting her reelected, and energized for the coming year.

To this day, I am convinced that Judge Sell is the best choice for General Sessions Court Division I.  Take it from someone who sees how hard she works on a daily basis on and off the bench.  You’ve read news articles about her accomplishments with establishing the Family Justice Center to help with the rising domestic violence epidemic.  You have also recently read about her initiative with her colleagues to establish a mental health court. Believe me, this is only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to what she can accomplish if she is given the opportunity to remain as your Judge. 

To me, the most important aspect of this campaign is how much I learned from Judge Sell about ways to make this community better. She strives to do that on a daily basis. A vote for Judge Sell would allow her to continue to try to better this community, and that’s exactly what we want our judges to be able to do.

Janie Parks Varnell

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