WHY I SUPPORT ROBERT A. FOSTER JR. FOR HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY JUDGE - GROUP 25


Robert Foster's entire professional career (more than 24 years) has been spent in "Family Law" and as an attorney for the "defense." He is a long-time friend and I know him to be a fair-minded, ethical and compassionate human being.

His opponent, a professional government prosecutor, comes directly from a key, 10-year career position in the very troubled, local State Attorney's office - and as such, has no doubt become imbued with the insular and arcane culture of that particular institution.

In this brave new Post-Modern world, where daily revelations of prosecutorial (and police) excess and misconduct have become commonplace, where winning and/or "political correctness" often seem more important than finding the simple truth, and where  faddish "statutes-dujour" proliferate like weeds, I have come to believe that there is an impassable gulf - albeit a clear choice - between the philosophically adversarial perspectives of "prosecution" and "defense." I am skeptical, therefore, of the inevitable political baggage and prosecutorial mind-set that a professional government prosecutor - Robert Foster's opponent - would surely bring to the Judgeship. 

The cartoon below by internationally acclaimed political cartoonist, Pat Oliphant, eloquently and succinctly reflects the growing public concern in this regard. 


ROBERT A. FOSTER JR. CAMPAIGN WEB SITE

Sincerely,
Owen S. Whitman
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