To the editor:

We are writing to support the reelection of District Court Judge Joseph Carter in Minnesota’s First

Judicial District. For almost 20 years, Judge Carter has served as a fair and hardworking judge.

During those 20 years, Judge Carter has been reelected three times. He has presided over criminal cases ranging from minor traffic matters to major felonies, and civil cases from divorces to personal injuries and contract disputes.

Before becoming a judge, Judge Carter worked as a trial lawyer for 18 years. He served as a prosecutor in Scott County, then as a public defender in Ramsey County, and later as the chief public defender for the First Judicial District.

Judge Carter is involved in the community. As judge, he works with high schools in the area as the Peer Court Judge, which is a diversion program in which students recommend sentences for other students who have committed minor criminal or traffic offenses.

During his entire career, Judge Carter has been committed to ethics, civility and professionalism. He believes that judges have the high duty to be fair and impartial by deciding cases only on their merits. As a result, many retired Supreme Court justices, judges, lawyers, and citizens, including Paul Anderson, Alan Page and Mary Pawlenty, support his reelection.

Please flip to the backside of the ballot and vote to re-elect Judge Joseph Carter.

Dana K. McKenzie

Attorney, Burnsville

Bridget Nason

Attorney, South St. Paul

Michael Savre

retired judge

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