Welch deserves to return as municipal court judge

Judge Janet Dyar Welch is seeking re-election as judge of the Marietta Municipal Court. As a practicing attorney in Marietta, I have had the opportunity to observe how Judge Welch performs her duties in civil matters. During court hearings and trials, she treats the participants with respect. She is fair, open-minded and impartial. She is well grounded in the law and has the ability to apply it to the facts presented and reach a decision that is fair and equitable. She meets all of the high standards required to properly administer justice.

Neither Judge Welch nor the committee for her re-election has requested me to write this letter. It is being written because she is performing well her duties and deserves re-election; there is no good reason for a change.

James R. Addison