Vote Bertram for Marietta Municipal Court Judge

This November, we the citizens of Washington County, Ohio, have a duty to fulfill. Among many other positions to be voted on, we will be asked to choose from two candidates, one of whom will ultimately be elected as the Marietta Municipal Court Judge. I ask all who read this, strongly consider Paul Bertram III as your new judge.

Bertram has been a staple in our community serving as a local attorney for the past 28 years. Being one of Bertram’s nephews, I can attest to his personal character as well as social actions. These attributes are over evident in his day to day as well. His commitment to do what is right lawfully and morally can also be see in his actions as the Marietta city law director. Specifically regarding former police officer, Matt Hickey’s retirement along side of his canine partner. While under the spotlight of the nation, Bertram remained steadfast in his actions to see the law through to its full extent, to accomplish what is right. His longstanding service to the law and the people of the community not only qualifies him for this position, but has allowed him to cultivate countless professional and personal relationships with the people.

We are all, as citizens, entitled to a fair and expedient trial. I believe Bertram’s innovative plan to assemble and implement an online docket system as well as a drug court is a commonsensical component to these rights. His drive and decisiveness will ensure each strategy is seen through to completion.

Please take time to truly consider your vote this November. Many fail to realize the impact local voting has on our daily lives. Let’s not merely “leave the gavel in the right hand.” Instead, let us put the law and the people in front of the right man! It is a privilege for me to recommend to you, my Uncle Paul Bertram as your next municipal court Judge.

“Let each citizen remember at the moment he is offering his vote that he is not making a present or a compliment to please an individual — or at least that he ought not so to do; but that he is executing one of the most solemn trusts in human society for which he is accountable to God and his country.” [Samuel Adams; The Boston Gazette, 16 April 1781]

Thaddeus A. Haines

Waterford