As controller of Blair County, I have had the opportunity to closely observe the career of Wade Kagarise.
Kagarise is a tough and effective prosecutor. His tough-on-crime approach has earned him the support of many leaders within the system such as our sheriff and district attorney. I personally have also had the opportunity to work with Kagarise on fiscal issues within the criminal justice system.
As a chief deputy district attorney, Kagarise has played an integral role in the implementation of the district attorney's office budget. He is and always has been a fiscal conservative. He understands that county money is taxpayer money and needs to be used wisely.
I know that Wade Kagarise would be a tough but fair judge, and he would use the resources of the court with the taxpayers in mind. I will be voting for him on May 21.
Richard J. Peo