Letters to the Editor

One of SC’s most important elections will happen on May 8, but you don’t get a vote. The voters are our representatives and senators. They’re electing a new resident judge for the 2nd Judicial Circuit, which covers Aiken, Bamberg and Barnwell Counties.

David Miller is the right candidate for this position. A lifelong Aiken resident, David has been a successful trial lawyer in the circuit court for 18 years. In private practice, he represented civil plaintiffs, and civil and criminal defendants in the same courtrooms where he’s running for judge. In 2009, David was hired by Solicitor Strom Thurmond to prosecute criminal cases for Aiken County. He’s handled thousands of cases and tried many violent criminals. Since 2015, he has managed the offices in Bamberg and Barnwell Counties for Solicitor Thurmond while trying serious felonies in front of juries in both counties. He has earned the respect of lawyers, law enforcement and court staff. He is supported by the elected sheriffs and clerks of court in all three counties, who have worked with him extensively. 

More about David and all the candidates are on the SC Judicial Merit Selection Commission’s website. https://bit.ly/2DFhWuH

The JMSC’s report of candidates’ qualifications and complete transcripts are linked at “Spring 2019 Screening Information” then ”Draft Report, April 2019”.

While you don’t have a vote, you DO have a voice. Contact your representative and senator and make sure they’re going to vote for the most experienced candidate for the job; if they aren’t, find out why.

Kyle Seconi