Once every 10 years we get to select a County Court Judge. That is why qualifications are so important. I wholeheartedly agree that we need a judge that has the right qualifications to serve. But a good judge must also have the right temperament. I am lucky enough to personally know Mike Benedict.
I have been Benedict’s neighbor for over 10 years. In that time, I have been honored to watch Benedict grow as a person and a father. I know that he spends his days perfecting his practice of the law. This must be an emotionally exhausting and mentally draining task. Yet, so often, as his workday ends, Benedict always makes quality time for his family. He resonates warmth as he plays outside with his kids and the neighborhood children. Benedict is endlessly patient and understanding. And he is extremely giving of his time to help his neighbors in need. He clearly has the character and temperament to make an excellent judge.
On Election Day, Nov. 2, I will be voting for Benedict to be our next Niagara County Court Judge. I hope you will too.