Updated: May 22
To the editor:
I am writing in support of Jeff Kehr's candidacy for Monroe Circuit Court Judge, Division 8, Seat 5. I have known Jeff for my entire legal career. When I first started at the Monroe County prosecutor's office in 2005, Jeff was a felony supervising deputy prosecutor. Even with his busy caseload, he was always available to help others, mentoring new prosecutors such as myself. He has always displayed the qualities of a person who would make an excellent judge. He is an experienced trial attorney. He has tried over 50 jury trials, including cases that have involved some of the most violent cases in Monroe County. He was a founding member of the Monroe County Drug Treatment Court. He understands the role of addiction in the criminal justice system and how to effectively combat it. I have known Jeff for the last 15 years. He has always shown to be a fair and honest. He has a strong moral compass, and has never made a decision without careful thought or deliberation. It is for these reasons why I support Jeff Kehr and plan to vote for him.