These judicial elections are so important to each of us since the judge's decisions have impact beyond the courtroom.
I was excited to see public forums hosted by the Blair Republican Women for face-to-face meetings with each of the declared candidates. I would be satisfied with whomever of the three choices would be elected.
However, my personal choice would be for Assistant District Attorney Wade Kagarise because I had the nice opportunity to meet and get to know him from when he was attending Indiana University of Pennsylvania in the early 1990s.
We had several casual encounters since, and I followed his legal career as a public servant through mutual friends and political associates whom I respect.
I admire Kagarise's personal integrity, his conviction to his faith, his level-headed thinking, common sense, fairness and his consistent conviction to our shared personal values.
This is based on my opportunity to observe these traits up front and personal and then having my assessments confirmed by others.
Jan Mills Sr., Altoona