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Letter: Attorney supports Hazelton

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Thursday, March 3, 2016

I practiced law for 43 years, the last 36 in Pitt County (including more than 5 years as a Public Defender). During that time, I had many bench and jury trials, and appeared before many judges in many courtrooms.

Based on my extensive dealings with judges, and the knowledge and experience I have gained, I strongly recommend that in the March 15, 2016, primary for Pitt County District Court Judge, you vote for Ms. Wendy Hazelton. 

Ms. Hazelton was born and reared in Bertie County into a large family. She obtained her undergraduate degree in criminal justice and law degree from North Carolina Central University. She has worked for the Federal Election Commission in Washington, D.C., and the United States Attorney's office in Miami, Fla.. For the last eight years, Ms. Hazelton has been an Assistant Public Defender in Pitt County, carrying a heavy caseload with poise and confidence, and skillfully handling both District and Superior Court cases. During that period, I worked with and observed her on a daily basis, both in and out of the courtroom.

Ms. Hazelton has a broad knowledge of the law, is passionate about its proper application to all people, and has the intelligence and will to achieve that end. She zealously represents her clients as required by law, is scrupulously honest and treats all people who appear and work in the courtroom and the public at large with respect and courtesy. Her life experience and professional demeanor, when considered with all her other assets, insures that everyone who appears in a courtroom where she is the judge will be treated fairly and justly. She is well worthy of your vote.

Please vote for Ms. Wendy Hazelton.

JOHN M. SAVAGE

Greenville

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