Support Judge Mario Perez
Monday, October 8, 2018
I've had the honor of living in Pitt County and serving its residents for over 10 years as an attorney, primarily practicing family law. While I believe this to be the fifth judicial election I've observed in this county, it is the first that I've ever supported a candidate publicly.
I have supported Judge Mario Perez since the day I learned he was seeking appointment to what was Judge Hilburn's seat, since our local attorneys overwhelmingly voted for him to take this position, since Gov. Cooper appointed him, and every day since.
I am publicly supporting Judge Perez because he is so incredibly qualified for this position and even more so because he is so much more qualified than his opposition. He has been an exceptional attorney in this county for decades, representing his clients in just about every area of the law that in District and Superior Court.
Judge Perez represented his clients with zeal and honor when he handled criminal, family, child support, juvenile delinquency and other specialized matters at the Pitt County Courthouse.
I've had the pleasure of litigating in Judge Perez's court since he was sworn to his position earlier this year, and every time, I have observed him exhibit knowledge of the law, respect for attorneys and parties before him, wisdom to make just decisions, and humility.
The citizens of Pitt County have been so well served by Judge Perez as an attorney and now as a District Court judge, and we will continue to benefit from Judge Perez. There is only one man running who is fit to be elected for this position, and it is the man currently wearing the black robe.
Every person in this county needs to get out and vote to keep Judge Mario Perez exactly where he is.
Jay Anthony Audino