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Experience matters

Editor, the Journal,

I have seen the process of appointing a judge a few times, but most voters have no idea how a judge is chosen.

In the case of Judge Cadine Ferguson-Brown, she was chosen two years ago to replace retiring Judge Amber Finlay. Judge Ferguson-Brown was chosen by the Mason County Bar Association, an organization made up of lawyers who practice law in Mason County. MCBA members reviewed applications from four lawyers, including Judge Ferguson-Brown’s opponent. The MCBA membership then recommended Court Commissioner Cadine Ferguson-Brown to the governor to repl...


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