Barnett takes his job seriously

BELLOWS FALLS — Lamont Barnett is running for re-election as an assistant judge for Windham County. He deserves your support and your vote in the Aug. 26 Democratic primary election.

Judge Barnett has been involved in public service for about 40 years, from his six years in the U.S. Navy to his numerous terms on the Rockingham Selectboard as a board member (eight years as chair).

In addition, he has served on many other organizations, boards and committees, often as the president or chair. For the last two years, he has served the people of Windham County as one of the two assistant judges, sitting in the civil and family divisions of the Superior Court.

Assistant Judges serve a very valuable function by bringing a layperson's perspective to what are often complex and complicated factual circumstances.

My observation as a trial attorney practicing in courts throughout Vermont for more than 40 years is that Judge Barnett takes the position quite seriously, is courteous to litigants and witnesses, and pays very close attention to the testimony before deliberating with the other judges in order to come to a decision.

He will be getting my vote for re-election, and I would strongly encourage you to do the same.

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