Qualities of a judge must include integrity and experience.
Attorney Wade Kagarise possesses those traits. Few people in the justice community have the depth of experience in both criminal and civil matters like Kagarise does. He is the only candidate who has consistently spent the past 15 years working on preparing, presenting and arguing cases in the courtrooms of the Blair County Courthouse.
He has successfully prosecuted murderers, rapists, child abusers and drug dealers. He has spent hours at crime scenes assisting law enforcement and consoling victims of crime.
Kagarise will be a tough judge who will also understand that constitutional rights must be protected. I have been a law enforcement officer in Blair County for more than 34 years. Over those three decades I have had the privilege to appear before many fine judges.
I can say without hesitation that Attorney Wade Kagarise will make an outstanding judge.
Mitch Cooper, Sheriff