The race for judge should rise above the increasing lack of civility and name-calling that now dominate other political campaigns. When voting for judge, we should seek a candidate whose integrity is beyond question.

As a political leader, Todd Platts sponsored legislation to enact term limits for Congress and retired voluntarily, limiting himself to the terms proposed in his legislation. He keeps his word.

Platts' positive, issue-focused campaigns were funded solely by the individual citizens of our community. He's is a man who can be trusted. Rather than live in Washington, Platts returned to York each night to be with his family and to better serve constituents. He's a man of character.

When Platts retired, I thought we lost a respected public servant. I was grateful to learn he was seeking to continue his service as a judge. With his legal background and respected work as a lawmaker, Platts has the exact qualifications I'm looking for in a judge.

As I watch the mounting negative campaign against Platts, I encourage voters to put behind the bench the candidate who has a proven record for service in this community and who has always displayed the utmost integrity.

Cassandra Storm

Spring Garden Twp.