I have known Wade Kagarise for many years.
What I respect most about him is his strong work ethic. Kagarise spent summers during high school in the factory at Blank Book Co., working the second or third shifts to help pay for his college education. Instead of celebrating his graduation after high school, he went to Fort Benning, Ga., to serve his country as an infantryman.
After returning, Kagarise finished college and law school in six years instead of the usual seven years.
He graduated from college with honors and earned an academic scholarship while in law school.
Kagarise's commitment to hard work didn't end after law school. He simultaneously serves as a prosecutor, operates a successful private practice and teaches criminal law and family law at St. Francis University. It's Wade Kagarise's commitment to hard work and public service that has earned him my vote.