Recently, I was asking our neighbors to sign a petition for Todd Platts for York County Judge. I was asked many questions, such as: What are Todd's views on the death penalty and abortion? All very appropriate questions that made me smile and remember when a former next-door neighbor asked me to support his run for judge years ago. I had asked all of these questions too and was politely reminded that a judge doesn't serve as a Republican or Democrat, and cannot impose their personal opinions in their duties. A judge dispenses the law in the manner in which the law is written.
I repeated my neighbor's story to everyone who asked why he or she should support Todd Platts for judge.
Todd's experience has been in creating law and serving his constituents as our congressman for the past 12 years. Todd knows us, he knows our community, and he has proven himself in the public arena as a man of integrity, moral fortitude and dedication.
Everyone signed the petition, both those with questions and those who already knew Todd Platts. I know Todd will serve our community well as our next judge.