In selecting a candidate for family court judge, it is vital to have a judge who has been actively engaged in the practice of family law. I practice in family court on a daily basis and have done so for my entire career. I have represented clients on every docket that a family court judge presides over. Family court judges handle divorces, custody, child support, domestic violence, truancy, status offenses, dependency, neglect, abuse, terminations of parental rights and adoptions. Family court touches every member of our community. Family law is my passion and that is why I saw a need to enter into this race. My career is practicing family law, not politics. The judiciary’s role is to apply the law, not create it. The judicial and legislative branches of government play very different roles; experience in one does not necessarily equate to experience in the other.
My everyday interactions with public agencies and programs designed to assist families and children will bring real world experience to the bench.
I will use my background and understanding of this area of law to serve our community.
I hope you will consider me and if you live in Fayette County vote Jennifer McVay Martin on Nov. 4, because experience in the courtroom as a practicing attorney is what matters when selecting a family court judge.
Jennifer McVay Martin
Candidate, family court judge, 6th Division.