For the past six years, I’ve had the privilege of working as an associate attorney at the Miner & Lemon law firm. During that time, I’ve had an office right next to Chad Miner’s. I’ve gotten to know him well, and I’m proud to support him for judge of the Kosciusko Superior Court No. 3.
Chad is professional, even-tempered, and intelligent. Whenever I have a tough case to make in court, I always pitch my argument to Chad as a “test judge” first. I do this because I know that Chad is smart and intellectually honest. If I have a good argument, he’ll let me know; if I don’t, he won’t let me get away with any nonsense.
Chad is also humble. People don’t often associate humility with the practice of law, but it’s an important quality to have. A good attorney has to humble himself to put his client’s interests before his own, and a good judge has to humble himself before the law that “We the People” have enacted. Chad will always apply the law honestly and fairly, without regard to his own personal interests or opinions.
Finally – local Democratic talking points aside – Chad’s substantial experience as Judge Pro Tem in Superior 3 is a big advantage. When it comes to learning the ins and outs of how a court actually functions, there is no substitute for sitting behind the bench and actually doing the job.
I like all of the candidates for judge this year. Any of them would do well. But there’s no doubt in my mind that Chad Miner is the best of the bunch. I hope that you’ll join me in voting for him on June 2.