I support Susan Bardo for magisterial district judge.
As a longtime member of State College Borough Council, I admire Bardo for her community service on the board of the Food Bank of the State College Area and on the State College Borough Historic Resources Commission.
Having worked in the same law firm with her for many years, I also respect her as a skilled and knowledgeable attorney.
I am confident that, as district judge, Bardo will be cognizant of the importance of a tough but fair judiciary in preserving the quality of life in borough neighborhoods and that she will care that students for whom English is a second language will receive equal protection in her courtroom.
Bardo will appreciate the importance of education and rehabilitation in dispensing justice and that justice should be restorative whenever possible.
I urge voters in College Heights, Greentree and Holmes-Foster neighborhoods to vote for Susan Bardo for magisterial district judge.
The writer is a member of State College Borough Council.