What was expected to be a wide-open slugfest for 18 judicial seats turned into 17 uncontested elections and a close one for a Family Court seat.
We'd like to congratulate all of the new judges, especially the three who were endorsed by the Blogland:
- The Honorable Aphrodite Konduros, Court of Appeals
- The Honorable Kristi Harrrington, Circuit Court Judge, 9th Judicial Circuit,
- The Honorable Ronald Norton, Family Court Judge, 15th Judicial Circuit.
It is interesting to note that those judicial candidates whose qualifications were questioned in Blogland postings proceeded to today's voting: Michael DuPre, Anita Floyd, and Linda Lombard. It was never our intent to question the fitness of these candidates to continue their service as attorneys. We simply insisted that our judges meet the highest standards of the legal profession in order to be entrusted with judgeships.
In those races where we were involved, through our endorsements and critiques, we believe the legislators listened to what we were trying to say, understood our concerns, and did the right thing.
Sometimes, even in South Carolina, the good guys do win.