Why am I endorsing JD Watts?
Because only one candidate in the judicial election for Branch 15 has demonstrated himself to be a capable, intelligent, and vigorous professional in the court system. That man is JD Watts, and he will be an excellent addition to the bench.
I’ve worked with JD Watts before, albeit only once, and that was several years ago. I doubt he'd remember. As I recall, I was still pretty new to this law thing. I don’t remember what happened in that case, and if I could I couldn’t tell you anyhow. What I do remember is the impression JD Watts left on me back then. As I recall, he was the textbook definition of a legal professional. Courteous, confident, experienced, and knowledgeable, he advocated strongly for his client’s well-being without ever seeming pushy, complaining, or giving in. I believe JD Watts cares a great deal about doing his job well. But I also know that JD Watts cares most about reaching a fair outcome for all parties.
That's why he'd make a terrific judge. He's got a terrific temperament. He's also served as a municipal judge in Fox Point. I believe that judicial experience is an important factor in any judicial election, and this must be noted. JD Watts has the skill, mindset, and judgment to make an excellent judge. Vote for him.