Sunday, July 27, 2014

Marian Cheadle Fordyce has the experience and qualifications to be General Sessions Judge for the Mental Health Court


Dear Friends,

The outpouring of support for my campaign has been overwhelming!  Thank you.

I am running for Division II of the General Sessions Court for Davidson County, the Mental Health Court. I have over 30 years experience working in mental health and 20 years as a practicing attorney in Nashville. I inherited my devotion to the law and the Constitution from my great grandfather, Nashville Criminal Court Judge James D.B. DeBow and my father, John R. Cheadle, Sr. From my mother, Evalina Casey Cheadle, a much beloved Metro Nashville school principal, a deep appreciation for the importance of good leadership.  This has given me a desire to serve our community and to make it a better place to live, work and raise a family.  I have the experience and qualifications to be General Sessions Judge.

I am asking for your vote on August 7th.  Please pass along this email to your friends and family and encourage them to vote for me, Marian Cheadle Fordyce for General Sessions Judge.  For addition information about my background visit my web site or our Facebook page
Early Voting - July 18 -  August 2.
Satellite locations July 26 - August 2.
Hours - Monday, Wednesday, Friday 8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Tuesday & Thursday 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Saturday 8 a.m. - 4.p.m.
Paid for by the Friends to elect Marian Cheadle Fordyce
Steve Wilkinson, Treasurer
My Comment: The above highlighting in this email letter from Ms Fordcye is mine. Marian Cheadle Fordyce is by far the more qualified candidate for this judgeship. This division of General Session Court is the mental health court that deals with such issues as committing one to a mental hospital and other cases involving mental health. Ms Fordyce's opponent on her website touts her experience in private practice  saying "recent focus has been in the area of employment law." She list no experience in the field of metal health.  This court deserves to have the best qualified person on the bench. To see a long list of Ms Fordcye's credentials for this seat and her involvement in mental health issues, follow the above website address and hit the "about" button.

I have met and talked to Ms Fordcye and she has a heart for people with metal health issues and those dealing with loved ones with mental health issues. She understands the problems and practices of the mental health field. If I had to go before a judge because of a spouse or parent was suffering from mental illness or if I myself was having my mental competency questioned, I would trust the commitment to law, understanding of the issues, and the compassion and competency of Ms Fordcye.

My primary reason by far, for wanting Ms Fordcye to win this seat is because she is the best qualified person for the job.  Another reason however is that Ms Fordcye has had her candidacy handicapped because a member of the Republican State Executive Committee is a paid staffer for Ms Fordcye's Democrat opponent. This SEC member is privy to Republican polling data and strategies and gets to vote on what level of funding the party will give their candidates.  The fact that this person is allowed to continuing serving on the SEC causes me grave concern.  I do not want to see such duplicity and betrayal rewarded by a victory for Ms Fordcye's opponent.     

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