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Etter: April election to be historic first
Letter To The Editor

From John Etter


To the Editor:

Voters in Green County have an opportunity to participate in history via the election of the first female judge in the county. Although I reside in Middleton, I have deep family roots in Green County extending more than 160 years (including a continuing joint ownership of our family residence in Monroe, which last year celebrated 100 years of family residing therein). 

I believe the best candidate for the position of Green County Circuit Court Judge should possess both varied and extensive legal experience in private practice over many years. I also believe it is important to have exposure to various courts and judicial styles. Such a candidate exists. Faun Marie Phillipson has experience handling complex cases in both state and federal courts. For the past 20 years, Faun has had experience with civil, criminal, small claims and administrative cases, giving her a strong background in substantive law and procedural rules, as well as in-depth legal analysis. Licensed in both Wisconsin and New York, Faun Phillipson is also admitted to practice in the following federal courts: the United States Second Circuit Court of Appeals, the Western District of Wisconsin, the Eastern District of New York, the Southern District of New York, and the Eastern District of Michigan. Faun has been practicing law for 20 years — which I understand is twice as many as her opponent.

Community involvement also is important to Faun, who’s served on various boards and as a volunteer in the Green County Family Law Clinic. I have had interactions with Faun as a Board Member and Chair of The Swiss Center of North America, and found her to be energetic, intelligent, well-versed and studied on items brought before our board. Faun will bring years of experience handling complicated cases, as well as a breath of fresh air, to the Green County court system.

The deadline to submit a Letter to the Editor regarding the April 6 

election is noon, Wednesday, March 24. Letters submitted after the deadline will not be published.

No Letters to the Editor regarding the election will be published in the Saturday, April 3 edition of the Times.