Charles Halverson for Judge
EXPERIENCED. VETTED. TRUSTED.
I was appointed as judge in the 9th judicial district in December of 2018. Now, I am running to be elected for this position. I’m asking for your vote because I’m the most qualified and experienced candidate in this race.
The public must be confident in our court system. It’s important you know that our state court system is a place of justice. Justice is defined by fairness of process, integrity in purpose, and ethical means to follow the rule of law.
My promises to you are the same promises I have made and kept during the time I have served as your District Court Judge. I promise to be fair. I promise to understand our state’s constitution and laws. And I promise to devote myself to being empathetic about the real world outside the courthouse so I can make responsible decisions. Responsible decision-making means having the strength to make the legally correct decision despite its potential unpopularity.
I do not take my position lightly. Neither should you. Working in courtrooms for 30+ years as a lawyer and judge has taught me that integrity, humility, compassion, and a strong work ethic must be a District Court Judge’s north star.
I treat everyone with dignity and respect. As an active member of the 9th Judicial District’s Equal Justice Committee, I work to ensure equality in the court system. I also put an emphasis on advocating for and supporting people in recovery from chemical dependency or behavioral issues. In fact, I’ve spent my entire legal career championing the positive effects of treatment and the supportive environments of treatment courts.
Each time I walk into a courtroom, I continue to be inspired and strive to do what’s right. It has been a true honor and privilege to serve you in that capacity.
I’m asking for your vote. And I will continue to work hard to honor the trust you have placed in me.
Judge Charles Halverson
AN IMPORTANT DECISION IS IN YOUR HANDS
Leading up to an election, you may spend considerable time knowing where legislative candidates stand on the issues that are important to you. But how much do you really know about candidates for important positions such as District Court Judge? How do you even find information to become informed?
As you head to the polls and consider your vote for a judge, trust that the incumbent designation next to a judge’s name means they have been thoroughly investigated, interviewed, and vetted by a team of people very qualified to make this decision. Trust the work of the Commission on Judicial Selection. Trust merit selection. Trust your vote for the incumbent.