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Introducing family court judge candidate Bridget Hawkins

Bridget who? Bridget Hawkins.

Many people seem to be asking this question since they have read she was running for Logan County Family Court judge. We would like to introduce you to our friend.

Bridget grew up in Milwaukee, Wis., where she attended public school and began dreaming of being an attorney since the age of eight after watching Perry Mason shows on TV. She attended the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, graduating in 1981. She migrated to Ada, Ohio, to attain her juris doctor in May 1991 from Ohio Northern University's College of Law. She worked her way through college by serving in the U.S. Air Force Reserves and remained in the reserves for 14 1/2 years.

After passing the bar in 1991, she began her law profession in the Lima area working as a staff attorney for legal aid where she practiced in the area of domestic relations representing parties in divorce, custody, visitation and support actions. She remained in that position for three years. In 1995 she moved to Bellefontaine and joined the law office of Beck & Beck, where she practiced law in the area of family law; including divorce, custody, support, juvenile cases, probate and criminal defense. She also serves as guardian ad litem for children representing their interests as well as being a certified mediator in domestic relation cases where she helps parties resolve their disputes in an amicable manner.

Bridget has been very active in our community having served as president of the Logan County Bar Association, president of Bellefontaine Branch of American Association of University Women. She was also a board member of the Mad River Chapter of the American Red Cross, Logan County Metropolitan Housing Authority, in addition to numerous other boards. She has been involved with the Boy Scout Troop 94 serving as the committee chair beginning in 2005 to present, Blue Jacket District commissioner from 2006-2012, Tecumseh Council Boy Scouts executive board in Springfield as well as a former member of the Bellefontaine Kiwanis Club.

We know her best as an elder at our church, First United Presbyterian Church and a board member of the Bellefontaine Presbyterian Women's Association. She is very active in all our activities and comes to us with new and refreshing ideas.

Because of her impressive background in law and our knowledge of her character as a person, we sincerely feel she would serve our community best as the next Logan County Family Court judge. We hope you will sincerely consider our recommendation of Bridget D. Hawkins and cast your vote for her.

Thank you.

Stephen H. Mast, Becky Mast, Robert B. Fulton, Janet Fulton, Jeanne Zupp, Martha J. Lang,Ruth Miller, Dottie Cost, Martha Marine,Nancy C. Wisse, Laurie Harris, Mark Barlow,Gene Marine, Judith A. Wical, Betty Hunt,Warren Taylor, Michael Chervenak, Kevin Harris,Sue Dearwester, Betty Kindell, Art Lloyd,Ralph E. Morrison, Larry McCarthy, Robert B. Day, Julie McCarthy, Eric Adelsberger, Betty Lloyd,Jeannie Lloyd, Katie Amidon, Marilyn Crisler
First United Presbyterian Church
Bellefontaine

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