Thank you Cindy Houston for your letter to the editor!
I want to support Jeff Kehr as a candidate for Judge in Monroe County. He is an experienced trial lawyer, having been involved in over 50 felony trials. He understands the process of litigation.
I have known Jeff for over 20 years. We worked together in the early years of the county Drug Treatment Court. As we developed policies, faced difficult decisions, I observed Jeff’s demeanor as well as his legal knowledge. He balanced the safety of the community and the opportunity to help someone facing significant addiction and often other mental issues to get a new start by participating in significant treatment and restructuring of their lives. Jeff was a consummate team player as decisions by the team sometimes went his way and sometimes didn’t. Jeff always backed the team. He demonstrated on many occasions an understanding of the challenges facing people and was able to think outside the box how the program might be helpful.
Fairness, thoughtfulness, sensitivity to life’s circumstances, knowledge of the law, playing well with others are all qualities I want in a judge and qualities I believe Jeff Kehr possesses day in and day out.
Please join me and others in supporting Jeff’s candidacy for judge.