Georgette Phillip’s character, performance merit her election

Published 11:50 am Friday, September 25, 2015

To the Editor:

I have often heard that the best indication of one’s future is to look at their past performance. It is for this reason that I am supporting Georgette Phillips for Commonwealth Attorney. Phillips is a seasoned prosecutor who is endorsed by the Isle of Wight Bar Association. Her opponent is not and has never been a member of the local bar.

In her 14 years with the Commonwealth Attorney’s office she [Georgette] has prosecuted hundreds of cases, seeking justice for those who have been victims of crime. Her opponent has spent the last 20 years defending those criminals. Phillips is well known in the local courts. Her opponent rarely appears in our local courts.

I think the best way to judge one’s character is to look at those they associate with. Much to her credit, Phillips has been endorsed by our Sheriff Mark Marshall and the Clerk of Court Sharon Jones. More importantly, she has the backing of our law enforcement officers. These people must trust her if they want to continue to work with her for four more years.

Lastly, it appears she has the backing of her staff past and present. Phillips spent the last several years working for then-Commonwealth Attorney and now Judge Wayne Farmer. If Farmer wasn’t confident in her abilities, I don’t think he would have kept her on the payroll during his tenure. It is impressive to see the team she has put together in the Commonwealth Attorney’s office. It is for all of these reasons that I support Phillips and I encourage others to do the same.

Norma L. Wilson