I’ve been on the bench for more than three months now. I committed to being a fair and unbiased judge when I first filed for division 24 and continued with this attitude after Gov. Brownback appointed me to division 12. It sounds like common sense, but my years practicing law in many counties in federal, state, and municipal courts informed me that this isn’t always what you get. I was confident I could follow through with this promise since I had a diversity of legal practice experiences that few judicial candidates have. I’m happy to report that after three months and a week, there is no chance I will deviate from this commitment. Three months isn’t much time, but I’ve already had a few of those frustrating cases that sometimes turn judges callous to the sacred duty they have to uphold the Constitution and am pleased to say that I never hesitated to make the right decision.
Our judicial system has its flaws, but when the bench is occupied by men and women committed to the principles on which this nation was founded, it is unquestionably the best in the world. I encourage you to take this time to read the Bill of Rights. This is what should inform all judges and lawyers who practice law every day, as well as the people who find themselves on one side or the other of legal disputes.
If you’d like to support my campaign to retain my position in division 12, please send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Financial contributions can be sent to the attention of Richard Peckham, Treasurer, in check or money order to “Kevin M. Smith for Judge,” 1502 N. Broadway, Wichita, KS 67214.
Kevin M. Smith