Kokomo Tribune; Kokomo, Indiana


May 4, 2012

Letters to the Editor Saturday, May 5, 2012


Vote for Pate for judge on Tuesday

I am writing to recommend the election of Hans Pate as judge of Howard Superior Court 4 in the Republican primary election on May 8.

I have known Mr. Pate for approximately seven years. I was unfortunate enough to become involved in some rather difficult civil litigation some years ago. I had the good fortune to become acquainted with Mr. Pate as my attorney in that matter. Prior to meeting him, I distrusted all lawyers. After two years of litigation, I can say that Mr. Pate was a “godsend” to me. Not only did the litigation end well for me and my family, Mr. Pate “counseled” me all the way through with a level of professionalism, legal insight and integrity that earned my ultimate respect. He is not greedy or arrogant, and he respects all people.

Since then, we have become friends, and I have witnessed him interacting with his family. He is a true “family man” who cares more for his family than anything in this world.

No man has a monopoly on integrity or virtuous qualities; however, Mr. Pate does possess both. He is calm, hard working, and his word is always good. I have no doubt in my mind that Mr. Pate will serve admirably as a judge and I recommend that you vote for him without hesitation.

Linda Lafollette,


Supporting the election of Pate

I am writing to recommend the election of Hans Pate as judge of Howard Superior Court 4 in the Republican primary election on May 8.

I have know Mr. Pate since he was a student at Kokomo High School. I was the principal of Kokomo High School at that time. Mr. Pate had a good reputation as a leader back then, and his fellow classmates elected him as vice-president of his senior class.

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