Hans Pate the right man for the judge’s bench
We are writing to recommend the election of Hans Pate as judge of Howard Superior Court 4 in the Republican primary election on May 8.
We have known Mr. Pate for many years. We have utilized his legal services for comprehensive estate and trust planning, and he is very knowledgeable in that area. We have referred quite a few people to him for legal services in the past, and they have been very pleased with him.
We have family in law enforcement and we are comforted to know that Mr. Pate’s background as a deputy prosecutor will be helpful to him in his handling of criminal felony cases as the judge in that court.
He is a family man, liked by everyone I know, and has a good moral character.
Mr. Pate is 43 years old. If you are not wise enough to be a judge in your 40s, then you probably are not wise enough to be a judge in your 50s, 60s or 70s either. Also as we all recall, JFK was elected president of the United States when he was 43.
Mr. Pate is experienced in every type of case that would come before him in Superior Court 4.
He will have our votes.
Jim and Margaret Seitz,
Get off your phone and onto the stage
In today’s society, teenagers waste their time playing video games for hours, texting the day away and checking Facebook 3 million times every hour. Though these activities are fun, they seldom benefit us. Teenagers, like myself, need to seek out activities that enrich our lives. Activities that will teach us skills and lessons that we would not have learned otherwise. If you would like to put your hours toward something more than getting a better kill/death ratio, then look no further, drama is the thing for you.
Acting is a great way to enrich your life in many ways. Many plays are historical or literary in nature. It is an easy and sometimes effortless way to learn about a specific time in our world’s history. Drama also teaches useful skills like public speaking and memorization skills.
One of the best parts of acting is the social aspect. Now you may be thinking that “social” and “acting” don’t belong in the same sentence, but this could not be farther from the truth. Some of my closest friends were found at the tryouts of my first play. Over the years, acting has brought me countless friends that I otherwise would have never met.
Now go out and find tryouts near you. Though you will have to invest some time into drama, you will be amazed by what you get out of it.
Standing behind Pate for judge
We are writing to recommend the election of Hans Pate as judge of Howard Superior Court 4 in the Republican primary election on Tuesday, May 8.
We are confident that he will hold himself to the highest of standards if elected to this honorable office.
Having known Mr. Pate for many years, we have watched him continually accomplish those goals that he set before himself.
We have always known him to be a truly good person, possessing those qualities one would hope to see in a judge.
He is honest, bright and respectful of others.
We have never met anyone who did not hold Hans Pate in the highest regard, both personally and professionally.
As a devoted husband and family man, we believe that Hans has a deep understanding of the many issues facing families today. If elected, he will take that understanding into the courtroom, where his wisdom will benefit many.
Hans Pate is an accomplished trial lawyer. He won his first felony jury trial before he had even received his first paycheck in the prosecutor’s office. From what we understand, this was a record in Howard County.
In all walks of life, there are those who just seem to have “what it takes” to rise to the top.
We have had the good fortune of knowing Hans Pate, and we have no doubt that he has a calling to become a judge. We believe that electing Hans Pate as judge will benefit the entire community.
Don and Leslie Wells,