Welcome and thank you for visiting my website. I am a candidate for election to the position of Probate Judge for St. Joseph County.
I made the decision to seek this position upon receiving the news that our present Probate Judge, the Honorable Thomas E. Shumaker, had decided to retire at the end of this year. Judge Shumaker has held this position for the past 24 years. During that time he has initiated many programs and policies to assist families and the most vulnerable members of our county including abused and neglected children, juvenile delinquents, and the elderly. During his lengthy term of service I have had the opportunity to work closely with Judge Shumaker. He will be greatly missed as a judge, but I am certain he will continue his advocacy for the neediest in our community. If elected, I look forward to continuing what programs he has started and expanding them to provide the best services for our community. I am committed to providing more local foster care homes and local services to benefit those in need.
It would be a privilege to serve all residents of St. Joseph County as your Probate Judge and I am committed to helping the children, elderly and most vulnerable citizens of our County.
If elected, I PLEDGE to honor the laws of our state and county court systems, to seek and continue programs to benefit the children and families of St. Joseph County, and to treat all people that appear before me fairly and impartially in a courteous and respectful manner.