Dear Editor:

I believe Carroll County has the first opportunity in over 100 years to have a contested election for court judge.

I was born, raised and educated in Carroll County. I graduated from Highland Community College and Northern Illinois University. My work life took me to Minnesota, Missouri, Iowa and finally Texas.

Carroll County gave me the basics that are necessary to have a successful life. I actively support many charitable and cultural groups in Carroll County.

I believe Carroll County deserves a person like Betsy Shaulis. She has served the people of Carroll County and many taxing bodies in Jo Daviess and Stephenson counties. She has a good grasp of the law and its impact on the people of Carroll County.

It is my experience a person who has served the community is always the best choice. I would ask you to consider these points and vote for Betsy Shaulis

William Brown