November 1, 2010 11:56:00 AM
Lee Coleman and his wife, Peggy, are personal friends of mine. We share West Point as our hometown. Lee and Peggy still live in West Point, whereas I have called Columbus my home for the past 34 years. I support Lee for Circuit Court Judge Place 3 Tuesday, not only because he is my friend, but because I know him as a man who demonstrates his character, integrity, and fairness in dealing with people.
As an attorney for 35 years, Lee has the experience and knowledge of law to fill this honorable and important position. He is a loving and dedicated husband and father of two sons.
As Lee''s campaign manager, I have seen firsthand on the campaign trail his concern, care, and passion for people from all walks of life. Many life stories have been shared with us by people from all four counties - Noxubee, Clay, Oktibbeha, and Lowndes while campaigning. We have also learned so much about each county and its people that we didn''t know before we began the campaign. Lee has always taken the time to listen to their concerns. This is characteristic of Lee. In fact, he relishes the one-on-one and door-to-door campaigning. As Lee says, one can understand people better when one can communicate with them.
Lee even has a hole in the sole of his shoe from all his walking. We even have a picture of it--what a good memory. We have met young people who had not registered to vote.
Hopefully, we inspired them to register. As a former teacher, I always stressed this right to my students. People from every county have been so nice and receptive to Lee, Peggy and me. We have been blessed and touched by the people in these counties.
In conclusion, citizens of all four counties want the same thing: a judge who will enforce the law, show respect to it''s citizens but at the same time be fair and impartial to all people. Lee Coleman will demonstrate these qualities as your judge.