Bill Would Help Appointed Judges on Ballots

by Mark Friedman  on Monday, Apr. 8, 2013 12:00 am  

A bill pending would allow appointed judges such as Doug Martin (top inset) to use the title of “judge” on ballots. State Sen. Uvalde Lindsey (bottom inset) sponsored the legislation.

Chadick said he has been following the legislation. He also said the bill is similar to one that was introduced two years ago, but that bill died in the Senate.

Chadick said the bill, if approved, will ultimately give voters access to more information on what a candidate or potential candidate has been doing for the past 12 months. And he said that when voters have more access to information, it helps in the election process.

Sen. Lindsey, who sponsored the bill, said that he doesn’t know what the impact will be on an election if candidates have the title of judge in front of their names.

“I don’t think it hurts,” he said. “But I’m not sure how much it helps.”



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