Opinion: Canton justice fair, careful in her decisions, says Canton man
To the Editor:
Long-time attorney Rosemary Philips, Canton's incumbent town justice, is a life-long Democrat and has the most experience, qualifications, and education in the law to be re-elected November 3.Unfortunately, a caucus timing mistake has put her on the Fair and Just ballot line for the election, rather than on line "A" with all the Democrats.
Rosemary is serving today in one of the busiest courts in St. Lawrence County. She has the legal and trial experience her opponent does not have. In fact, she is the only one of the Canton Justice candidates with bench trial and jury trial experience.
Rosemary's entire legal career over three decades has been in St. Lawrence County. Her outreach into the community and commitment for the future of the justice system extends to the students she teaches in legal courses at SUNY Canton.
Justice Philips, having worked as an attorney with North Country Legal Services, and in the Public Defender's Office, has a special understanding of and commitment to our county's low income and disabled populations.
No matter what your party or non-party affiliation, please take time to peruse your ballot and join me and my wife Marilyn in voting to keep Canton Town Justice Rosemary Philips in office. Rosemary is always fair, low key, and careful in her deliberations and decisions. Thank you.