I have been publicly supportive of Dallas Cook. I consider him a good candidate for circuit clerk. I like him personally. But his keen interest in a judicial contest leaves me to wonder. Why so much concern? Are his actions on behalf of others? We all know, of course, how much Bob Romanik hates just about everybody at the courthouse (yawn), he never shuts up about it. But I have to wonder who really gains by removing judicial candidates from the ballot? Would it be challenger Ron Duebbert? Duebbert has been disciplined once for misconduct during a judicial contest. Maybe Mr. Duebbert would like to tell voters himself? Is he enlisting Mr. Cook because the rules prevent him from doing so?
At last check, Dallas Cook, was a pretty sharp young man, but he was not a legal scholar. In legal definitions there is a world of difference between shall and may. Additionally, who is paying for all Dallas Cook’s attorneys? On the lawyer cash, maybe we should ask Bob.
Brad VanHoose, Belleville