Join me in voting for Judge Marcia Buckley

I was stunned to read a letter published in the News-Times: The writer, who moved to Oregon from New York City, has broughtwithherpoliticsofhate anddivisiveness. Shame!Shame! Shame!

Judge Marcia Buckley is well known in our community, having lived here for 27 years. She is a native born Oregonian, educated in Oregon and married after moving to Lincoln County, choosing to raise her family here. She has broad legal experience, serving as deputy district attorney for five years and as chief deputy district attorney for four years. She has served as a lawyer with her own private practice in Newport for 18 years. She has been active in our schools and numerous community activities. We know her high ethical standards, strong work ethic, intellect and compassion for others. We know Judge Marcia Buckley.

When asked why she wanted to serve as judge, she replied, "I want my court to be a place where people feel safe, respected and can have their legal controversies resolved." Since being sworn in as circuit court judge, she has kept that promise. She does not leave her office until all of the day's work is completed and her queue emptied.

Every judge serving in Lincoln County for the past generation was initially appointed a governor. After extensive vetting by the governor's office and the state police, Gov. Brown appointed Judge Marcia Buckley to the Lincoln County Circuit Court.

Consider the depth of experience and background qualifications a candidate brings in deciding how to cast your ballot. Reject the politics of fear and mudslinging, and join me in voting to retain Judge Marcia Buckley in the seat to which she was appointed.

Braulio Escobar