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October 24, 2012

Candidates Answer Questions About Circuit Judge Position

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SHELBYVILLE, IL. — Q:  Is there something specific you want to change or accomplish as a judge?

Bennett: Nothing specifically but I would refer you to my answer to question #3.

Friedel: My record as a State’s Attorney is clear in my commitment to personal responsibility and protecting children in the courts. Children should never be viewed as property or treated as bargaining pawns in marriage dissolutions and property settlements. Drug manufacture and addiction is destroying the fabric of society. The Court needs to balance treating addiction when it can reduce repeat offenses and create a strong deterrence to discourage the manufacture and sale of methamphetamine and controlled substances. My knowledge of the criminal law is current and sharp from practice and I commit to staying current on the bench.

Note: Questions and answers for State’s Attorney candidates will be printed in the October 30 Daily Union.

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