Mr. Steckbauer, I do not believe in kicking a good person when they are down. Many individuals find financial hard times, especially during and after a divorce. Unless you have been there, cast no stones. Someone who is the major bread winner, supporting three children in college and dividing a household can easily incur debt that strains the budget.
It is admirable of Ms. Clussman to not declare bankruptcy and fulfill her financial obligations. Your accusations are disgraceful and you do not deserve the esteemed position of judge for Branch 2, next to two great judges.
During the debate of March 12, you said you are meant to be judge. Mr. Steckbauer, we separated from the crown and guaranteed lineage in 1776. No one is meant for a position in this country. You earn it. You claimed to come to the bench stating you know all areas of the law and would not need to learn any new areas. There is rarely a week when I do not refresh my knowledge or read new research pertaining to my patients. No one knows everything.
The legal system and judges in Waupaca County are very collegial and respectful. Waupaca’s system is the envy of all surrounding counties. Your behavior and character assaults have no place in Waupaca. Go to Chicago, live there one month and then run for judge with your Chicago politics. You have convinced me to not support your quest for judge of Branch 2, Waupaca County.
Jan C. Bax, MD, PhD